Non-Profit / Open Source plan
Open-source & non-profits make the world a better place, providing software & services to those in need. In order to do our part, GitBook is free for open-source and non-profit teams!


We welcome applications from organizations that hold a valid charitable status 501(c) or similar as well as open-source applications with a GitHub related project.
All eligible organizations must visit our pricing page and click Request Free Access. We’ll review your application and accept it or reject it.
If we reject your application, we are sorry in advance. We don't have the resources to share the details. We'll do our best to give you some context if possible but please check our criteria below to figure out what might be wrong. Please note you can reapply at any time if you are able to adjust and meet our criteria.

Base criteria for all cases

Your organization:
    Is not a church, affiliated or promoting a specific religion
    Is not a school, college, university (can be student group, lab group, course group)
    Is not a government office, ministry, or function (can be a small municipality local office)
    Is not a private foundation
    Does not have political affiliations
    Does not promote a dogma
    Does not promote a religious position as part of its activity
    Does not promote discrimination of any kind, on the basis of the gender (identity or expression), race, ethnicity, political or religious opinion, sexual orientation, or other.

Criteria for non-profits

Your organization:
    Needs to be a company and have an official non-profit status
    Need to share a valid charitable status 501(c) or equivalent

Criteria for open source

Your Git repository:
    Exists on GitHub or GitLab
    Is not just an empty repository with nothing to show
    Is not just a fork with no activity of its own
    Has a file that clearly explains what the software is about
    Has a file that explains how to contribute
    Has a LICENSE file with a valid OSS license
    Has a
    Makes it easy for others to contribute

Criteria for education

    The organization does not represent a school, college, or university as a whole
    The organization represents a small group related to a school, college, or university
    You are a small student group or a teacher organizing a course for a small group of students
Individual students that want to keep your personal and course notes, can use your free personal accounts. They give you up to 10 private or public spaces for free. No need to apply for a community plan.

How to apply

In order to apply for the community plan, you need to have a GitBook account and create an organization by starting a free trial. If you already have an account and have created an organization, you can go directly to point 4.
    Signup for GitBook here
    Create a space using the prompt
    Once you're in your space, create an organization by starting a trial
    Visit the pricing page
    Click Request Free Access
    Follow the instructions in the chatbot
You might be required to provide additional information for us to validate your organization type:
    open-source: link to your GitHub repo
    non-profit: proof of your non-profit status (Such as a copy of your 501(c)(3) or your country's equivalent proof of non-profit status)
We will respond to your query as soon as possible - please allow up to 5 days for us to review your status and update your account.
If you have any other questions, don't hesitate to contact us at [email protected].
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