There is a common misconception that large open source projects are well-funded. In practice, many rely on a small group of maintainers.
That is why the PHP Foundation is launching. Its mission:
The PHP Foundation will be a non-profit organization whose mission is to ensure the long life and prosperity of the PHP language..
PHP is vital to the functioning of governments, schools, non-profits, private companies, public companies, and much more. If your organization relies on PHP, I'd encourage you to make a contribution.
Large open source projects like PHP need meaningful, long-term support. I remain very passionate about how to make Open Source production more sustainable, more fair, more egalitarian, and more cooperative. It will be interesting to see how the PHP Foundation develops.
— Dries Buytaert