The HOT community is made up of volunteers, local community leaders, and professionals committed to the mission of helping reach those in need through maps. This diverse group includes dedicated voting members, staff, contractors, volunteers, interns, and board members. Read more about different community members or learn more about becoming a part of the community.
Working Groups are at the core of how HOT organizes projects, supports disaster response, and functions as a community. Each Working Group consists of members across the community meeting on a monthly, bi-weekly, or weekly basis.
Each year HOT mobilizes resources through community grants to support local OSM communities. Find out more about the communities that have received grants and the work they have done.
HOT Summit 2019
On September 19-20, 2019 HOT will convene for a global community meeting. The entire HOT community will come together to showcase projects, discuss and share ideas, and learn how mapping projects can have impact on the lives beyond the people mapping and create better disaster and development outcomes.
Check out the program on summit2019.hotosm.org
Financials and Organization
HOT is a global not-for-profit organization registered in the United States of America.
As part of our obligations as a 501(c)3 registered organization, we make our financial filings (known as “Form 990: Return of Organization Exempt From Income Tax”) available for public inspection. HOT’s 2012 - 2017 returns are posted below. Any further questions can be directed to the Board of Directors, specifically the Treasurer.
Access older financial reports and organization bylaws in our archive here.Download 2017 990 PDF