Rather than paying through GitHub, you can choose to sponsor eligible maintainers through Patreon on GitHub.com.
To sponsor through Patreon on GitHub.com, both you and the selected maintainer must link your Patreon accounts to your GitHub accounts. You can then choose to sponsor maintainers through Patreon on GitHub.com, or you can sponsor the maintainer directly through the Patreon website while receiving recognition on GitHub. For more information on sponsoring through the Patreon website, see Become a patron of a creator in the Patreon documentation.
Currently, if you sponsor a maintainer through Patreon on GitHub.com, you can only choose their lowest Patreon tier. However, if you sponsor a maintainer for a higher tier through the Patreon site, you will receive recognition for that sponsorship on GitHub.
In the upper-right corner of any page, click your profile photo, then click Settings.
In the left sidebar, click Account.
In the "Link Patreon account" section, click Connect with Patreon.
Sign into your Patreon account.
To allow GitHub to connect with Patreon, in the "GitHub would like to..." section, click Allow.
- On GitHub, navigate to the profile of the user or organization you want to sponsor.
- Navigate to your sponsorship dashboard for the account.
To sponsor a developer, under the developer's name, click Sponsor.
To sponsor an organization, to the right of the organization's name, click Sponsor.
- Optionally, on the right side of the page, to sponsor the account on behalf of your organization, select the Sponsor as dropdown menu, and click the organization.
- Under the "Sponsor as" section, click Patreon, then click Become a patron next to the desired sponsorship tier.
- On Patreon, select your payment method and fill out your payment information if necessary.
- To finalize your sponsorship, click Subscribe now.