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Become a sponsor to elementary

elementary was founded in 2007 by a small group of passionate volunteers. Over the years, we’ve been able to grow into a tiny company and fund the development of Open Source software. Everything that we make is 100% Open Source and developed collaboratively by people from all over the world.

But We Need Your Help

We're made up of mostly volunteer developers working in our spare time. We'd like to grow our full-time staff and pay contractors to develop new features and fix issues. Since we collaborate with other software makers like GNOME and Ubuntu, our contributions often trickle out to the greater ecosystem of Open Source operating systems.

Plus we want to be able to regularly attend important conferences like GUADEC, LAS, and LFNW to talk about our ideas, collaborate with other developers, and grow the Open Source community as a whole. Attending these events is critical for our participation in the development of foundational technologies like GTK and Flatpak, but international travel is often outside our regular budget.

With your help, we can pay more people to work on creating great Open Source software and attend important events where we can improve Open Source operating systems for everyone!

One-time sponsorships

We've started accepting one-time sponsorships for the monthly updates blog post; if you'd like, you can explicitly sponsor the next blog post and get your name and link (per our approval, of course) at end in the "Thanks" section. This is a great way to show your support!

Note that this tier is for individuals; for companies/organizations, please email for sponsorship opportunities.

334 sponsors are funding elementary’s work.


Meet the team

Featured work

  1. elementary/website

    The website

  2. elementary/appcenter

    Pay-what-you-can app store for elementary OS

    Vala 505
  3. elementary/os

    The OS build system

    Shell 759
  4. elementary/actions

    Reusable GitHub Actions for elementary apps

    Shell 31
  5. elementary/granite

    Library that extends GTK with common widgets and utilities

    Vala 215
  6. elementary/docs

    Documentation for 3rd-party app development

Select a tier

$ a month

Choose a custom amount.

$2 a month


We appreciate your support! You'll get a badge on your profile saying that you're sponsoring us and we'll send you a monthly updates email. Thanks for making elementary OS possible :)

$10 a month


Get early access to in-development daily builds of elementary OS before the general public at Plus, the profile badge from above and the monthly updates email

$20 a month


Like the last two tiers but with even more appreciation and maybe even some bragging rights! You’ll get that snazzy badge on your profile and our monthly updates email, plus early access to developer previews at

$50 a month


🎉❤️ You’re a super duper star! You have our deepest appreciation. Plus, the profile badge, monthly updates, and early access