The initial cost of creating and maintaining these databases will be funded by grants, donations, and loans. When these service databases have begun to mature, THNC will add memberships, retail store sales, and other features to our existing programs. Each of these new programs will help support our annual budget.
Our goal is to become an entrepreneurial nonprofit. This means we will work toward paying all of our expenses from our sales of products, services, and membership fees. Additional programs have been planned and will be introduced as THNC is able to support them. Some of these programs are listed in the graphic below.
It is possible that THNC will always be dependent on grants and other kinds of financial assistance. Our Statement of Purpose includes a challenge to always be developing our services and products to stay on the leading edge of home networking technology. This means always being ready to ask foundations and corporations for financial support for new projects.