Open Source Collective projects can use Open Collective to receive financial support through GitHub Sponsors.
If you'd like to support an Open Source community through GitHub sponsors direct them to this page.
GitHub and Open Collective work together to ensure that any project registered on GitHub Sponsors, that uses Open Collective to manage its money, will receive that money automatically on a monthly basis.
Simply sponsor the project on GitHub, and we'll do the rest.
To register your project for GitHub Sponsors you will need:
Organizations on Open Collective are not the same as Organizations on GitHub. You must create a Collective in order to manage your project's finances on Open Collective.
To register for GitHub Sponsors follow these steps:
- Visit github.com/sponsors and sign your Github organization up for the Sponsors waitlist: - Select: "This organization is using a fiscal host" and select Open Source Collective from the menu. - Add your Collective's URL to the 'Fiscal host project profile URL' box for example: https://opencollective.com/babel
Be sure to select 'Open Source Collective' from the dropdown.
- Click Join Waitlist.
GitHub staff will review your application, and you'll be notified when you can proceed to the next step.
Open Source Collective acts as your legal and financial home. You do not need to enter your own Stripe account or business information. If you reach this step please contact [email protected] and we will amend your application with GitHub.
GitHub processes payments to GitHub Sponsors participants on a monthly basis. We allocate these payments when we receive them, typically on the 27th of each month.
Funds will be automatically added to Collectives' balance, minus our 10% administration fee, at the end of each month. 'GitHub Sponsors' will be indicated as the source of the funds.
We process payouts from GitHub on a monthly basis, typically on the 27th of the month.
The standard Open Collective and Open Source Collective fees apply to funds raised via GitHub Sponsors: 10%. GitHub does not charge a fee.
Confusingly, GitHub and Open Collective use the word "organization" to mean two different things.
- On GitHub, you need to create an Organization to use Sponsors for your project.
- On Open Collective, you need to create a Collective for your project.
- Organizations on Open Collective are a different profile type, for companies who sponsor open source projects, i.e. designed for paying money out, not accepting money like Collectives.