In a matter of decades, the Internet has evolved from an obscure research project into a global phenomenon that has transformed communications, education, healthcare, the arts, our economies, and ways of governing.

The Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) develops standards that are used billions of times every day around the world, including those that provide a foundation for email, domain names, and the Web. The IETF Endowment will deliver long-term, sustainable funding for the development, evolution, and use of open Internet protocols through direct financial support for the IETF.