The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is an international public-interest non-profit organization where Member organizations, a full-time staff, and the public work together to develop Web standards that ensure the long-term growth of the Web, and work for the benefit of humanity.

World Wide Web Consortium, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) incorporated in the US to provide the corporate legal home for the World Wide Web Consortium. As the legal home, the corporation has its own bylaws and Board of Directors.

Note on usage: The full corporate form "World Wide Web Consortium, Inc.” is expected to be used only when referring to the legal entity structure. Read more on how to refer to us.

Board of Directors

The W3C Board of Directors —first seated in September 2022– is the governing body of the World Wide Web Consortium public-interest non-profit organization. The Directors have ultimate authority on W3C's strategic direction, have a legal obligation to ensure that W3C implements its mission to lead the Web to its full potential, and have fiduciary responsibility over W3C as a whole.

Visit the public page of the Board of Directors

Documents of the Corporation


The following documents will be made available as soon as possible.

  • Form 990 for 2022 (return of organization exempt from income tax) [typically due in November]
  • public financial statements [typically available in September]