Please consider donating to the Processing Foundation to help us advance the role of programming within the visual arts.
The Foundation software projects are free and open source. Please consider donating to the Processing Foundation to help us advance the role of programming within the visual arts through the development of Processing, p5.js, and Processing.py.

Individuals making $5 to $100 donations are the largest source of income for the Processing Foundation. We’re grateful to all who have donated, and we’re proud to be supported by the community.

Prior to incorporating as a Foundation, Processing received key funding and support from several organizations and companies. These commitments enabled a series of pivotal improvements to the software:

  • The Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP) at New York University sponsored a Processing 2.0 development workshop in the summer of 2011.
  • The Armstrong Institute for Interactive Media Studies at Miami University funded The Oxford Project, a series of Processing development workshops during the 2008-2009 academic year. These four-day meetings in Oxford, Ohio, enabled the November 2008 launch of Processing 1.0 and stimulated future development. 2010 to 2014.
  • Oblong Industries funded Ben Fry to develop Processing during the summer of 2008. This funding also assisted in the completion of the 1.0 release.
  • The Rockefeller Foundation awarded Ben Fry a Media Arts Fellowship in 2006. The grant marked the first time that Ben was able to work on Processing as a funded project. This support led to further developments of the OpenGL and PDF rendering engines, as well as significant enhancements to other libraries and their integration.
  • The Interaction Design Institute Ivrea funded four individuals’ work on Processing in the summer of 2003. This resulted in Dan Mosedale’s preprocessor using Antlr, Sami Arola’s contributions to the graphics engine, and other contributions to the Processing Development Environment and 2D graphics engine. We are grateful to Interaction Ivrea Director Gillian Crampton Smith for her encouragement and support.