Parrot Grant from NLNet
In 2005, the Perl Foundation asked NLNet, a Dutch foundation, for a grant to fund long-term work on Parrot, with the goal of getting Parrot to 1.0 release. The grant was divided into four milestones. In April of 2005, NLNet agreed to provide $70,000 worth of funding to the Perl Foundation for the first two milestones of this grant, $35,000 per milestone.
The grant's structure was slightly modified in Fall of 2007 in order to add more subsystems, and to remove the start and end of milestone payments.
As of mid-2008, this grant is now administered by The Parrot Foundation. See their website for more details on the grant