coalition operations

The Coalition for App Fairness (CAF) is a 501(c)(4) organization founded by industry-leading companies to advocate for freedom of choice and fair competition across the app ecosystem. CAF represents innovators — from startups to small developers and indie studios to popular apps — from all over the world.

CAF Governance

The organization is governed by organizational bylaws and standing committees, led by an independent executive director, and guided by a board of directors made up of no fewer than three and no more than seven companies. No single company has decision making authority, and board decisions are decided upon by majority vote. Please reach out to us at [email protected] if you have any questions about our governance procedures or how our board, membership, and organization operate. 

2021-2022 CAF Board of Directors 

  • Basecamp 
  • Epic Games 
  • Masimo 
  • Match Group 
  • Spotify
  • Tile

CAF Committees

Operations Committee makes decisions regarding the coalition’s policies, budget, and key strategies, participates in advocacy with policy decision makers.

Communications Committee participates in the coalition’s overall publicity and marketing work.

Membership Committee helps the coalition onboard and manage relationships with current and future members and partners.

CAF Membership

In order to be inclusive of developers of all sizes, CAF offers a range of membership levels starting at $69 per year. If you’re interested in joining CAF or have any questions about membership, please reach out to [email protected].

Operations Committee Membership
Members driving coalition strategic vision

  • Guide strategic and operating decisions, engage in policy advocacy, join committees, and receive daily coalition updates

Strategic Committee Membership
Members looking for greater opportunities for involvement and decision-making

  • Participate in policy advocacy, join the communications committee, and receive daily coalition updates

Corporate and Association Membership
Organizations aligned with CAF’s mission and want to engage

  • Have the opportunity to join committees and stay informed on coalition updates 

General Membership
Smaller developers impacted by anti-competitive app store practices who want to share their story and take action

  • Receive regular updates and coalition content; involvement varies based on developer availability

Lobbying and Financial Transparency

As a 501(c)(4) non-profit organization, CAF complies with all lobbying and financial disclosures mandated by federal law. 

Click here to search Lobbying Disclosure Act (LDA) Reports

Rick VanMeter serves as the executive director of CAF, and former Secretary of Homeland Security Governor Tom Ridge, Damien Geradin, and Amanda Lewis advise the coalition on policy issues. 

If you have any questions about CAF’s operations, governance, compliance, or disclosures, please contact us at [email protected]

if you agree, join us

The Coalition for App Fairness was created by industry leading companies who want to see freedom of choice for consumers and a level playing field for businesses. This is an open call to all developers, big and small, to join us – and together we will fight back against the monopolist control of the app ecosystem by Apple.
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