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GitHub Sponsors

Invest in the software that powers your world

The sponsorship flow includes your support going directly to the maintainer and projects you love.

A new way to contribute
to open source

The sponsorship flow includes your support going directly to the maintainer and projects you love.

Invest in the open source projects you depend on. Contributors are working behind the scenes to make open source better for everyone—give them the help and recognition they deserve.

Open source is an integral component of Stripe’s software supply chain, providing distribution that meets our users where they are and extending our platform to its fullest potential.

Mike Fix, OSS lead & Software Engineer, Stripe

Invest in your supply chain

Sponsor the open source software your team has built its business on. Fund the projects that make up your software supply chain to improve its performance, reliability, and stability.

Sponsor a project

At New Relic developers are at the heart of everything we do, and that includes investing in the growth of a thriving open source community.

Jonan Scheffler, Director of Developer Relations, New Relic
Open source projects, like npm, are installed regularly. Let’s make supporting open source a part of our workflows too!

You depend on open source every day

cURL is a part of many devices you use daily, but it’s only managed by eight maintainers!
curl curl

curl

A command line tool and library for transferring data with URL syntax, supporting HTTP, HTTPS, FTP, FTPS…

  • 18,600
  • 4,000
Sponsor

cURL is included in almost every modern device–smartphones, cars, TVs, laptops, servers, gaming consoles, printers, and beyond.

10,000,000,000+
Installations of cURL worldwide
643
Community contributors
8
Maintainers
Whether you’re checking social media or searching the web, open source projects like openssl help make it all possible.
OpenSSL openssl

openssl

TLS/SSL and crypto library

  • 14,100
  • 6,300
Sponsor

OpenSSL is used to encrypt an estimated 66% of the web, including popular sites like Facebook, Google, and Netflix.

1,320,000,000+
Websites use OpenSSL worldwide
519
Community contributors
18
Maintainers

Make open source careers possible

Everyone should be able to afford to contribute to open source. Help make open source a viable, lucrative career path for people to create and contribute to our digital infrastructure.

Sponsor in three easy steps
  1. Visit the project’s sponsorship page.
  2. Choose a subscription tier.
  3. Pay!
Explore the projects you depend on
Maintainers can set goals to let you know their level of funding and what impact it makes.
@katmeister
@katmeister’s goal is to dedicate more time to open source $15,000 a month
When I reach this goal, I’ll be able to quit my day job and work on open source full-time.
80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 % towards $15,000 goal

GitHub Sponsors could eventually lead to a better world where an open source maintainer generates enough income to bring on a second maintainer.

David Nolen, Maintainer of Clojurescript

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Join the waitlist to receive updates when we expand.
Anyone can sponsor, but you must reside in a supported region to receive funds.

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  • Finland
  • France
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  • United Kingdom
  • United States of America

Frequently asked questions

When can I get off the waitlist to join GitHub Sponsors?

If you’re in a supported country or region, you can join the program immediately. Log in to join

If you’re in an unsupported country or region, join the waitlist for updates on availability in your location. While we can’t provide an estimated timeframe, we’re growing all the time!

Do I need to fill out a tax form to receive sponsorships?

Yes, your tax information must be on file in order for GitHub to make payments to your bank account. Tax documents collected may vary based on your location. Learn More

Note that we do our best to help you with the Sponsors program, but we’re unable to provide you with tax guidance.

How do I sponsor a project?

If your organization pays via credit card or PayPal, you can join the beta and start sponsoring right away.

For organizations with invoiced billing, contact us.

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