The R Foundation is a not for profit organization working in the public interest. It has been founded by the members of the R Development Core Team in order to R is an official part of the Free Software Foundation's GNU project, and the R Foundation has similar goals to other open source software foundations like the Apache Foundation or the GNOME Foundation.

Among the goals of the R Foundation are the support of continued development of R, the exploration of new methodology, teaching and training of statistical computing and the organization of meetings and conferences with a statistical computing orientation. We hope to attract sufficient funding to make these goals realities.

The R Foundation Statutes can be downloaded as PDF file in English or German.