Getting started with GitHub Sponsors

Are you interested in GitHub Sponsors but don’t know where to start? Do you have questions about whether you should sign up as an individual or as an organization? This guide walks you through several ways you can start pursuing funding for your open source work.

We’ll cover how to sign up and receive funds, as an:

And we’ll review a few other topics on how to:

How do I receive funds for open source work as an individual?

If you have a GitHub account and contribute to open source, you can apply to become a sponsored developer. This application is where you can share details about your open source work, which is part of determining your eligibility for the GitHub Sponsors Matching Fund. Applicants with a bank account in any of our supported countries will receive an email on how to get started within two weeks.  

You can create your sponsorship profile as soon as you receive the welcome email. Your profile is an opportunity to share your work and how you can benefit from sponsorships. After submitting your profile, we’ll review it and let you know when it’s live to share with friends, on social media, in conversations on GitHub, and more.

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