- Babel8 - $303,000
- Webpack9 - $250,000
- ESLint10 - $190,000
- Vue11 - $150,000 (plus unknown amount on GitHub Sponsors)
Imagine if each of these projects carved out a percentage of their sponsorships to give to their dependencies. At 10%, that would mean over $80,000 would end up in the hands of other projects that are less able to attract funding. That amount of money would make a significant difference to smaller projects.