Open source software is a critical component of many public interest  technologies. However, running a sustainable open source project is  about more than good code. Projects need support beyond software  development throughout their lifetimes. Across industries, people are  working to re-imagine systems that allow ideas and data to flow freely,  but these groups work in isolation. There is a clear need for services  and supportive community spaces to set conditions for success and  develop leaders in open source projects across domains.

Connect with us on Twitter, email us at hi@codeforsociety.org, or join our mailing list.Our team has experience in leading, mentoring, and fiscally sponsoring  projects in the public interest. We offer programs and services designed  to elevate the ecosystem, including:

  • Fiscal sponsorship bundled with strategic project support
  • Services for projects that build management, leadership, and fundraising skills
  • Services for funders focused on evaluating sustainability of investments in open source to maximize impact
  • Inclusive spaces for people to connect across domains and share knowledge
  • Support for the development of diverse leaders

Collaborative Communities

We develop open resources to support the public interest technology community and advocate for open infrastructure.  We also  facilitate  collaborations between organizations and provide strategic support to  community-driven initiatives engaging with technology. Every quarter we  host a community call to bring people, projects, and external speakers  together to discuss the open public interest technology ecosystem.

We  bring together innovative projects committed to the public good and  provide them with financial and administrative and strategic support. We  support communities across domains, enabling projects to learn from  each other to develop future-facing solutions that empower people. We  are looking for projects that want to participate in our community, who  value collaboration over competition, and who are aligned with our  mission.