Become a Member

The Rust Foundation is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization incorporated in Delaware, USA. The primary way to participate in this organization is to become a member.

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Tiers and Benefits

The Rust Foundation currently has 4 tiers of membership: Platinum, Gold, Silver, and Associate.

A primary benefit of membership is representation on the Board of Directors:

To learn more about our organization, membership tiers, benefits and more, please check out our Overview Deck.

If you would like to schedule some time to speak with us about membership, you can send an email to


Rust is a large and ambitious project, with over 200 folks in leadership positions and even more contributors. Our prices reflect the size of our project and maintainership, and the quality of the experience we provide our teams.

That being said, we think it is incredibly important for our prices to reflect our deep value in accessibility. Rust is used by companies of all sizes, from all over the world. It is important that Rust Foundation membership be an opportunity for all companies and so we've tried to make our pricing ambitious, but approachable; just like Rust itself.

If you have questions or feedback about our prices, please don't hesitate to reach out at

Name Price
Platinum300,000 USD
Gold150,000 USD
SilverSee sliding scale
AssociateNo cost; Requires board approval
Full Time Employees Price
3000+85,000 USD
1000-299955,000 USD
500-99930,000 USD
100-49915,000 USD
0-995,000 USD


While the Rust Foundation was founded to help fundraise for the Rust Project, we believe that there are some cases where member companies can provide value above and beyond giving money to the organization. Our discounts are designed to incentivize member companies to spend money in these ways.

Type Discount
Team Members15% per full-time employee
Infrastructure15% per 100k USD value
Commitment5% per year >2 years

Discounts are capped at a maximum of 45% off of membership fees at any tier level. All discounts require approval by Foundation Staff and in the case of Team Members or Infrastructure will be documented in an Exhibit attached to the Membership Agreement.