We fund

We help you generate passive income without sacrificing your coding time or community trust.

Become a Publisher
  • 1.

    We find the advertisers

    We find companies that provide products or services that are ideal for software engineers and sell them ad space on multiple websites, including yours.

  • 2.

    You display the ad

    Using either our in-house script or the API, you display the ethical advertisement on your website. Each time the ad is seen, your distribution amount increases.

  • 3.

    We pay you monthly

    Every month, we pay out distributions to our publishers for the prior month's earnings. We have a minimum payout of $25 unless you want to be paid via cryptocurrency (ETH or DAI).


Our Core Values

  • Openness
  • Honesty
  • Share Knowledge
  • Respect
  • Collaboration
  • Open

We have adopted and applied many of the ideas from Read the Docs on Ethical Advertising.

We do not track, profile, or sell information. We do not use cookies. We only show ads that are relevant and meaningful to the users.


Common Questions

We are very selective when it comes to websites that can participate with CodeFund. The website:

  • Must be serving the developer community, whether as API docs, blogs, applications or other.
  • Must not be a pay-to-use application.
  • Must receive at least 5,000 unique visitors per month.

The earnings vary based on the website and advertisers willing to spend money on it. Typically we see an average of $2 CPM (cost per 1,000 impressions). Average earnings per 1,000 impressions is around $1 to $1.50 but can fluctuate based on advertiser demand.

For example, a moderately popular website with 500,000 ad impressions per month at a $2 CPM would generate anywhere between $500 and $1,000/month.

We typically start publishers at a 50% split on gross revenue. We do pay out higher percentage rates based on the quantity and quality of traffic the website generates.

Here are some differences between them and us:

  • We follow the ethical advertisement method of advertising.
  • We are an open platform. You can see exactly how it all works.
  • We pay up to 65% of all gross revenue back to the publisher.
  • We are not owned and run by BuySellAds.com

We think Carbon Ads is a wonderful company. They have helped so many projects generate revenue through advertising. We just approach funding the developer community a little differently.

We do have some publishers using both CodeFund and Carbon Ads. Let us know if that's something you are interested in doing.

Absolutely. We work closely with the team at Open Collective and are happy to send any earnings directly into your collective.

Become a Publisher

Your website must have at least 5,000 visitors per month and provide value to the open source community