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  • Actually, I seem to recall that when I ran the committee, we were not funding much more than $5,000 per round, sometimes less (yes, there were exceptions). Alberto created a new voting process internally and it's done a great job of pushing the envelope and expanding what we do, but that means more money. And as Alberto points out, many of the grants have not finished yet. If we're to be good stewards of the community's money, we need to make sure it goes to projects which are both worthwhile and will be

    • Hmm, I seem to remember a post about the fact that TPF wants to award 10,000 USD/month to the grants but now that I was searching for it I could not find such post.

      So if there was no such post then let's have one.

      Let's target 10,000 USD / quarter for community driven grants for 2009.

      On the other note, I think TPF should only pay out the money after the final conclusion report about the project was posted for any grant. Projects should also have a time limit. Eg. if the project is not finished with 6

      • As Ovid noted, we have too many running grants. This isn't specially bad if all grantees and grant managers reported at least once per month. Unfortunately things go out of control from time to time.

        I tried to wipe-out old grants, and I consider that was a success. From the "taking excessive time" list, all grants were finished or canceled. The only exception was Ingy with the pyYAML port to perl that was maintained, but a "hard deadline" was set (in a week, if I recall it correctly).

        I hope to do that kind

        • Can you collect the following information of the grants for the last year or two?
          • Person Name
          • Grant Name
          • URL to proposal
          • Grant Manager
          • Amount requested
          • first submission date
          • status (rejected, postponed, accepted, finished)
          • acceptance date
          • latest progress report date
          • latest progress report link
          • finished date

          Maybe other fields are interesting too. e.g. maybe a list of all progress reports (url + date)

          As a starter you can create a publicly readable spreadsheet on Google.

          If you'd like to I can help with some of the data collection.

          • I have most of this information in a Google spradsheet, but I'm not making it public. Email me to get access to it.