Open source software has the power to change the world. The Ovio Foundation works to make it happen, faster.
Our vision is to make technology more available and replicable for nonprofits, connect talent with social impact projects, and leverage open-source contributions to foster a more diverse tech pipeline.
We help nonprofits build and scale open source software solutions.
Conserve resources by working with top quality volunteer developers, make the right technical decisions early on, and ensure the sustainability of your project by working with the Ovio Foundation.
Open your code and scale your projects
Focus on your mission while we find the technical expertise you need to create impactful technical solutions. Our team supports organizations both in learning about existing open source software and building new solutions.
Activate communities and attract talent
The Ovio platform matches volunteer open source projects to developers who want to get involved, highlighting your programs and impact. We provide support with defining and creating the most contributor-friendly projects as well as on-demand technical expertise.
We support a more diverse open source ecosystem.
Ovio works with the next generation to bring more diversity and inclusivity into open source. We empower students from underrepresented backgrounds to improve their skills, build their portfolios and connect with mentors from the tech world. And we help nonprofits increase inclusivity in their open source management.
Helping student developers grow
In collaboration with the MLH fellowship, the Ovio Foundation sponsors students who spend 12 weeks leveling up their software engineering skills by contributing to the open source technology the world depends on.
Code review mentorship
In partnership with nonprofits and workforce development programs across the U.S., we’re building a platform to connect students with senior developers for code reviews.
“For our start-up run by scientists and disaster experts, Ovio has been extremely helpful quickly filling our biggest product gaps. We knew we needed professional level UX in order to help our developing country users and within one day, Ovio connected us to a UX expert who is completely revamping our information design and emergency communication.”
Bessie Schwarz, CEO, Cloud to Street
“We were matched with a volunteer who’s super passionate and engaged with the project! We have added her to our Slack and integrated her into our engineering workflow.”
Jack Rogers, Product Manager, Replate
Are you a nonprofit or impact organization looking to leverage open source software?
Create more maintainable code and foster collaboration around your project while lowering development costs. Done right, open source brings visibility, transparency and scalability to your project. Transform your solution into a collaborative and sustainable project.
Passionate about open source for good and want to support our cause?
Increase our capacity to do this with you donation or sponsor more students