Open Future is registered as a Stichting (Foundation) in the Netherlands (KVK registration number 80732453). It is run by the executive board (Bestuur) consisting of Paul Keller and Alek Tarkowski. The Executive Board operates under the supervision of the supervisory board currently consisting of Bregtje van der Haak, Martin Senftleben (Chair) and Renata Avila. The statutes of the organization are available in Dutch (official version) and English (unofficial translation). Open Future is registered in the EU transparency register under the registration number 936143941653-07.
Open Future is supported by Arcadia’s open access programme through a four-year, €1 million grant running from 2020-2024. Arcadia is a charitable foundation that works to protect nature, preserve cultural heritage, and promote open access to knowledge. Since 2002, Arcadia has awarded more than $1 billion to organizations around the world.
Open Future received support from the Information Programme of the Open Society Foundations through a one-year (2021 – 2022) €210.000 grant. In 2023, we received a new, 3-year general support grant worth €300.000. The Open Society Foundations, founded by George Soros, are the world’s largest private funder of independent groups working for justice, democratic governance, and human rights. The Information Program supports those who seek new methods to understand and respond to the technological changes that affect people’s basic rights.
Open Future receives support from the Omidyar Foundation through a $30.000 grant running from June to October 2023. Omidyar Network is a social change venture that works to bring about structural changes that will fundamentally shift the systems that govern our daily lives.
Much of our work happens as part of networks and in collaboration with others. Open Future is a part of the following organizations and networks.
Open Future is one of the core members of the COMMUNIA Association for the Public Domain. COMMUNIA is a Brussels-based network that advocates for policies that expand the public domain and increase access to and re-use of culture and knowledge. Paul Keller currently serves as President of the COMMUNIA association.
Open Future is an affiliate member of EDRi, the biggest European network defending rights and freedoms online. The EDRi network is a dynamic and resilient collective of 45+ NGOs, as well as experts, advocates and academics working to defend and advance digital rights across Europe and beyond.
Open Future is part of the SDEPS coalition. SDEPS is a coalition of organizations and initiatives united in their desire to build a Shared Digital European Public Sphere (SDEPS) and advocate for public digital infrastructures that are based on democratic values and can be used and shaped by public institutions and civic initiatives.