Money raised by the WordPress Foundation will be used to ensure free access to supported software projects, protect the WordPress trademark, and fund a variety of programs. These programs will be largely educational in nature, intended to increase understanding about WordPress, free software and open source development.

Some programs under consideration for funding include:

  • Video recording of WordCamp presentations
  • Live and/or video workshops on how to use and develop for WordPress
  • School mentorship programs to encourage interest in WordPress/open source development
  • Improving documentation about how to use and develop for WordPress

The WordPress Foundation has no full-time employees or people on salary.