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Support the IETF

By supporting the IETF today, you are ensuring a free and open Internet exists tomorrow.

Your support will directly help the IETF continue its work. It will provide the platform IETF participants around the world need to convene and collaborate. It will help ensure a strong, financially stable IETF of the future, working truly independently and not reliant on any single funding source.

Read the IETF Case for Support (pdf) to learn how the work of the IETF is critical to the Internet's free and open ethos, enabling innovation and independence.

There are many ways to support the IETF to ensure its work remains open, accessible, and available to anyone around the world.

IETF Endowment

The IETF Endowment is a designated fund created to ensure the long-term sustainability of the IETF. Gifts made to the IETF Endowment will help IETF reach its goal of financial independence.

Thanks to a generous gift from the Internet Society, all gifts made to the Endowment through 2027 will be matched, allowing your donation to go further! 

Make a gift online to the IETF Endowment today.

Meeting Sponsorship

Three times a year, the IETF community of engineers, technologists, developers, and other experts gather at rotating locations around the world—or online—to learn from each other, to test emerging standards, and to advance new ideas. These meetings bring together more than 1,000 participants and require significant technological infrastructure. IETF Meeting Sponsorship supports IETF meetings, helps make them more sustainable, and promotes diverse participation.


The work of the IETF and the IETF Administration LLC happens all year long. IETF participants collaborate on standards development remotely through mailing lists and online forums to ensure that progress continues between official gatherings. All-volunteer leadership meet regularly to monitor the progress of work in development and chart the course ahead. The costs providing continuous connections among the IETF community are not insignificant, and we welcome your support of our operations. Any unused operating funds at the end of a fiscal year will be transferred to the IETF Endowment.