Anyone with a GitHub account can sponsor anyone with a sponsored developer profile or sponsored organization profile through a recurring monthly payment. You can choose from multiple sponsorship tiers, with monthly payment amounts and benefits that are set by the sponsored developer or organization. Your sponsorship will share your account's existing billing date, payment method, and receipt. GitHub Sponsors does not charge any fees for sponsorships from user accounts, so 100% of these sponsorships go to the sponsored developer or organization. For more information, see "About billing for GitHub Sponsors."
Anyone who contributes to an open source project and lives in a supported region is eligible to become a sponsored developer. Contributions include but are not limited to bug reports, issue triage, code, documentation, leadership, business development, project management, mentorship, and design. If you live in a region that isn't already supported by GitHub Sponsors, you can sign up for the waitlist to participate in the beta of GitHub Sponsors. For more information, see "About GitHub Sponsors for open source contributors" and "Setting up GitHub Sponsors for your user account."
Any organization that contributes to an open source project and legally operates in a supported region is eligible to become a sponsored organization. If your organization operates in a region that isn't already supported by GitHub Sponsors, join the waitlist at GitHub Sponsors. For more information, see "Setting up GitHub Sponsors for your organization."
When you become a sponsored developer or sponsored organization, additional terms for GitHub Sponsors apply. For more information, see "GitHub Sponsors Additional Terms."
Note: Eligibility for the GitHub Sponsors Matching Fund has passed. Applications received after the January 1, 2020 deadline are not eligible for GitHub Sponsors Matching Fund.
The GitHub Sponsors Matching Fund aims to benefit members of the GitHub community who develop open source software that promotes the GitHub Community Guidelines. Sponsored organizations are not eligible for GitHub Sponsors Matching Fund.
To be eligible for the GitHub Sponsors Matching Fund, you must create a profile that will attract a community that will sustain you for the long term. For more information about creating a strong profile, see "Editing your profile details for GitHub Sponsors."
The GitHub Sponsors Matching Fund is a gift designed to encourage community funding of work on open source and is subject to additional terms and conditions. For detailed information about the GitHub Sponsors Matching Fund, see the "GitHub Sponsors Additional Terms."
This is just the beginning — we'd love your input to make sure GitHub Sponsors serves your needs into the future. Please send us your feedback or suggestions by contacting GitHub Support.
Currently, only individual users can sponsor developers and organizations. If your organization is interested in sponsoring developers, please let us know by contacting GitHub Support.