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GitHub Sponsors adds Patreon integration and expands global support

GitHub Sponsors has partnered with Patreon

  GitHub, the world’s leading AI-powered developer platform, has announced its partnership with Patreon to provide expanded funding opportunities, is expanding to 35 new regions, and has released new features to improve an organization’s funding experience. Back in April 2023, GitHub made organization-funded sponsorships generally available, alongside a promise to continue expanding the sponsorship experience. In less than 6 months, the number of organizations participating in Sponsors has grown to 4,200 organizations—up 20% since the April announcement. 

Stormy Peters, Vice President of Communities at GitHub, said: “We understand there are challenges with being an open source developer and that finding funding is one of those challenges. We want to help by providing different avenues for projects to receive funding. Today, we’re thrilled to announce our collaboration with Patreon. Patreon’s mission ‘is to fund the creative class’. The company prioritizes expanding creative freedom for creators, including giving creators more control over how they build and maintain thriving communities, which is why it made sense for us to partner with them.” 

With the new Patreon integration, sponsors can link their GitHub and Patreon accounts to process sponsorships on Patreon and receive sponsorship recognition on their GitHub profile. Individual and organization accounts are able to link their GitHub and Patreon accounts to expand their reach of potential sponsorship opportunities. For more information one can refer to the portal

Utkarsh Srivastava, Senior Vice President of Engineering at Patreon, said:“We’re excited to offer Patreon creators and fans GitHub benefits through this new integration. We’re committed to providing creators with more ways to build lasting businesses, and this partnership will further enable developers to pursue open source careers and broaden their communities.” 

Expanding and supporting new regions

GitHub sponsors will be able to support additional regions and is welcoming 35 new regions from around the globe. With this expansion, more than 3,400 developers are invited from the waitlist. GitHub Sponsors now supports 103 regions. 

GitHub sponsors officially supports maintainers joining from Albania, Antigua and Barbuda, Armenia, Bahrain, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cambodia, Côte d’Ivoire, Ecuador, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guyana, Jamaica, Jordan, Kuwait, Macao SAR China, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mauritius, Moldova, Mongolia, Namibia, Nigeria, North Macedonia, Oman, Panama, Qatar, Rwanda, Senegal, Sri Lanka, St. Lucia, Tanzania, Uzbekistan, and Vietnam. 

GitHub recently launched the ability for self-serve enterprise customers to allow member organizations to easily create sponsorships. Today, more than nine in 10 companies use open source software in at least some capacity. Invoice process for organizations has also been enhanced, making it easier for organizations to sign up and request invoicing as a payment method for sponsorships. Additionally, self-serve enterprise customers have become easier to grant their member organization permission to create sponsorships. 

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