Why it's needed

Crowdmatching is needed for situations where:

  • many people...
  • wish a project could get the funding it needs, and...
  • would contribute a modest monthly donation,
  • but don't because what they, as one individual, can afford...
  • wouldn't make much difference.

Crowdmatching is needed for ongoing projects that:

  • cannot readily get adequate funding without crowdmatching because their...
  • values of digital freedom, openness, sharing, democracy, and privacy are...
  • incompatible with getting funding using paywalls, ads, surveillance, DRM, or other forms of artificial scarcity or restrictions on users' freedoms and privacy.

For example, projects that create and maintain freely licensed:

  • Software
  • Research
  • Music
  • Art
  • Educational materials
  • Journalism
  • Books
  • Plays
  • Films