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Awesome OSS Funding Awesome

A curated list of awesome resources for funding open source projects and authors.



  • Saasify - Provides monetized APIs on top of OSS projects.
  • CodeFund - Provides funding for makers via ethical ads.
  • Tidelift - Provides subscriptions connecting businesses with OSS devs.
  • FOSSA - Open source management for enterprise teams.
  • Gitcoin - Crowdfunding and freelance devs for your software projects.
  • Back Your Stack - Discover your dependencies and financially support them.
  • Scarf - Provides monetized CLIs for OSS projects.
  • xs:code - Paid subscriptions for OSS projects.


  • GitHub Sponsors - Recurring donations for GitHub developers and organizations.
  • Patreon - Membership and recurring donations for independent creators.
  • Open Collective - Open communities with full financial transparency.
  • Buy me a coffee - Donations and relationship building for independent creators.
  • Salt - Crowdfunding to help devs earn a monthly salary from OSS.
  • Liberapay - Recurring donations for OSS projects.
  • Flattr - Monthly subscription for donating to OSS projects.
  • thanks - Give thanks to the open source maintainers you depend on.
  • Ko-fi - Single and recurring donations for your projects without platform fees.


  • Issuehunt - Issue-based crowd sourcing/funding for OSS projects.
  • Bountysource - Bounty-based funding for OSS projects.




  • Sustain OSS - Organization focused on making OSS more sustainable.
  • COSS Media - Resources to help Commercial OSS (COSS) founders build lasting companies.
  • Open Core Summit - Focused on connecting the world's Commercial OSS (COSS) companies.


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