I'm been trying to keep aware of PyPA-related tasks we could fund, and
of funding sources. I'm trying to list things at
but would like suggestions of additional projects. I'd also like to know
about companies that have mentioned that they'd like to fund packaging work.
Current status: Packaging WG got and is administering a grant from the
Open Tech Fund to work on PyPI, and got money from Facebook that it is
going to use later this year to improve PyPI security. A few days ago
Ernest and I submitted a grant proposal to the Chan Zuckerberg
for development and UX work on pip. We could apply for Mozilla MOSS
money again; Comcast is interested in funding Python security work;
Foursquare and Anaconda have expressed interest in funding
wheel-building and similar infrastructure work, and we are following up.