Sponsoring as organization/company

We, a company, would like to sponsor other developers via GitHub Sponsors. While I can’t find any information on whether this is possible, or you can just sponsor as an individual, the FAQ does hint on it (“Will corporate sponsors receive an invoice?”). However, I see no option to do this. Is it possible?

If I go to the sponsor page of a developer I only see “Sponsor as [my name]”. There is no option to switch over to the organization that I’m an administrator of. I don’t see any option to enable this under the organization, should that be missing.

Thanks!

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Hi @piedone,

Thank you for being here and for your interest in GitHub sponsors. While it is not yet possible for organizations to sponsor other accounts, I’m happy to report that our engineers are working to make that feature available. While we can’t yet say when our work will be done, we’ll be sure to get the word out as soon as we’ve made that feature available to the GitHub community.

In the meantime, many organizations have found a workaround in creating a user account for the specific purpose of sponsoring accounts and projects.

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I see, thanks Andrea!

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I too am waiting for this feature as there are companies who want to sponsor me so I am leaving money on the table due to the lack of this feature. Is there any update regarding the time frame for beta/availability.

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We have recently run into this issue and are wondering if there’s an ETA for when this feature will be available.

Hello @andreagriffiths11 and colleagues: Our Company wants to change sponsorship from current channel to https://github.com/sponsors/mjackson, esp. because of GitHub matching contributions. Can’t seem to change ability to donate as the org I’m an admin/owner of.

Thanks for the ping @oskarabc I think we’d be able to help you if you open a support request. If you haven’t already, please contact us at https://github.com/contact with the info so we can look into that further.

Thanks @andreagriffiths11: I’ve created a ticket. Searching somewhere else there does seem an api endpoint to see if an “entity” (≠ org?) is eligible for sponsorship. Not sure if this applies to what I want to be able to do: https://docs.github.com/en/graphql/reference/unions#sponsor

Hi, I’ve run into this issue as well, and I was hoping to get an ETA. Thank you for your support!

We also need this feature. However, I am tentatively optimistic that I may have found a workaround. Even though I would technically be donating as an individual from Github’s point of view, it seems that I can enter the name and address of our company in my payment details and leave my own name out. This should, theoretically, result in some kind of a receipt of payment from Github that contains the company details but leaves me out of the picture. This should be acceptable to the tax authorities. Or does anyone sees a problem with this?

My organization is also interested in sponsoring a project for the framework we have used to build out application. Just adding a note here in hopes that I will be notified when this functionality is released so that we can then sponsor that project as our company/organization.