[Haskell-cafe] Haskell.org committee financial statement 2016

Gershom B gershomb at gmail.com
Tue Feb 14 21:46:34 UTC 2017

Dear Haskellers,

The Haskell.org Committee [1] manages funds for haskell.org and
oversees haskell.org infrastructure.

The funds available to Haskell.org have historically come from two sources: 1)
Mentor payments from the Google Summer of Code program. 2) Donations
[2] from the Haskell community at
large. Haskell.org is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit. A portion of our
funds are held by Software in the Public Interest, also a 501(c)3 US
non-profit, through which we also accept donations. In 2016 we were
not accepted into the GSoC program, and ran a summer of haskell
program along similar lines, funded by earmarked donations provided by
individual and corporate sponsors and from our pool of general funds.
A full list of sponsors is on the soh webpage [3].

According to our charter, "Each year, the committee will post a
statement of the haskell.org assets, and the transactions for that

Included in this message is a brief statement of Haskell.org assets
over the period 1 December 2015 - 31 December 2016. Aside from the SOH
disbursements, our expenses are nearly entirely hosting, with a small
overhead incurred by payment processing. SOH thus accounts for both
our increased revenue (in the form of earmarked donations) and
expenses this year.

We do not have full statements from our SPI account yet, as their
treasury reports are only complete through october at this time [4]
although I hope that will be changed shortly. So this statement is
produced as though the income and expenses on our spi account for the
last for months of 2016 were net zero, though that was obviously not
the case. Even in this incomplete state, I think it is better to
provide this than nothing.

Additionally, as this covers holdings in our haskell.org bank account,
it does not reflect when funds received via paypal donations, are
received by paypal, but rather when the lump sum transfers from them
are received by us. So paypal donations made in December 2016, for
example, will likely be reflected in our 2017 statement. A portion of
the income in 2016 is also attributable to gsoc mentor payment from
our participation in the 2015 program.

Thanks to many generous donations, despite the substantial haskell
summer of code expenditures, we are nonetheless net-positive in income
(though the difference just about amounts to the outstanding gsoc
payments from 2015). We hope to find good opportunity to put our
reserves to use again in the coming year.

1. Income and Expenses
  Total revenue over 2016: 54,802.56
  Total expenses over 2016: 48,344.05
  Net income over 2016: 6,458.51

2. Total Balance
Balance as of 31 December 2015: 32,882.34
Balance as of 31 December 2016: 39,340.85

[1] https://wiki.haskell.org/Haskell.org_committee
[2] https://wiki.haskell.org/Donate_to_Haskell.org
[3] https://summer.haskell.org/
[5] http://spi-inc.org/treasurer/reports/

for the Haskell.org Committee

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