The TeX Development Fund was created by the TeX Users Group in 2003, under the aegis of the TUG Technical Council, to aid growth of TeX-related technical projects. We encourage any organization, group, or individual doing TeX-related development work to apply.
For applicants: to apply for a grant, please read and fill out the online grant application. See also the criteria for grant selection, which includes a wishlist of projects we'd especially like to see undertaken.
For donors: we very much appreciate any contribution. Please see the general donation information and form, as well as the specific development donation page, which also allows donating to certain projects via European bank transfer.
For more specifics, see also the complete list of recipient projects and list of donors.
Reports: 2019, 2014, 2013, 2009, 2007 roadmap, 2005, 2003-05. The first set of grants was awarded in March 2003. Also, in 2021, TUG's Libre Font Fund was folded into the general development fund.
If you have questions or suggestions, please email the Development Fund Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org. Currently, the committee consists of Boris Veytsman, Kaja Christiansen, Karl Berry, and Norbert Preining.
Related: DANTE and other TeX user groups have long-established similar programs. Also, the Association for Free Software has a grant programme for free software projects, especially ones with a UK focus or from UK developers.