nLab funding of the nLab



The physical existence of the nLab is funded by donations (see below) which are received via a mechanism handled by the Topos Institute, with the kind administrative help of Brendan Fong.

The nLab’s technical board decides about how to use these funds for paying server rent and sysadmin services (see further below).


If you like to support the nnLab financially, you are welcome to send a donation (a one-off fixed amount or a running monthly sum) through the following mechanism, kindly provided by the Topos Institute (thanks to Brendan Fong!):

Clicking on the link you will be asked for your credit card details and the intended sum, as in any online transaction. It’s quick and straightforward.

Please be sure to pick from the menu “My donation is for…” the field “nLab Online Wiki Restricted Fund”:

Thanks for your support!

Available funds

As of 05 May 2022 the funds available to the nLab due to donations are

  • USD 7280.59 .


The technical board has decided to put these funds to use for the following tasks:

  1. Starting in July 2022 we have hired a sysadmin on a basis of

    • USD 400 / month .
  2. We are still in the process of migrating the nLab installation to a new server. (The server we have been running on – which had been kindly donated to us – was sunsetted already 2\ 2 years ago, and we had been urged to migrate already then.) We have meanwhile been offered a new server for free, again (and a million and more thanks are due to the people who make this work), but actually performing the migration to the new server is a non-trivial task. This is now underway in a joint effort of some nLab technical team members and an IT company. The total costs are not in yet but should amount to

    • \sim EUR 4000 .

Last revised on August 16, 2022 at 09:38:08. See the history of this page for a list of all contributions to it.