First, we start of with the excellent news… NVIDIA have joined the Blender foundation as a Patron level sponsor as detailed in this tweet.
This makes NVIDIA only the second Patron level sponsor, following Epic Games with their massive 1.2 million dollar grant earlier this summer. This new sponsorship will enable Blender to hire two more full time core developers.
This is increasing level of corporate sponsorship some Blender users are a bit concerned about the future of Blender. So I put together the following video to hopefully assuage some of those fears. Some of the key resources mentioned in the video include the Blender Foundation homepage here, details on the GPLv3 available here and the developer fund details available here.