The GNOME Foundation is a non-profit organization based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States, coordinating the efforts in the GNOME project.
The GNOME Foundation works to further the goal of the GNOME project: to create a computing platform for use by the general public that is completely free software.
To achieve this goal, the Foundation coordinates releases of GNOME and determines which projects are part of GNOME. The Foundation acts as an official voice for the GNOME project, providing a means of communication with the press and with commercial and noncommercial organizations interested in GNOME software. The foundation may produce educational materials and documentation to help the public learn about GNOME software. In addition, it may sponsor GNOME-related technical conferences, such as GUADEC and Boston Summit, represent GNOME at relevant conferences sponsored by others, help create technical standards for the project, and promote the use and development of GNOME software.