OpenShift Resource Grants Program

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Resource grants

The OpenShift® Resource Grants program was created to help non-profit organizations and open source initiatives get their projects up and running quickly and easily, without having to waste time setting up infrastructure, configuring servers, or negotiating contracts.

The OpenShift Resource Grants Program is free to join and gives you access to a package of benefits.

Resource grant

Features and Benefits

OpenShift account credit

$360 in credits for 6 months, enough to develop and launch your application. Continued credits based on ongoing eligibility.

Customer support

Enjoy the award-winning Red Hat® support provided to OpenShift Online Pro customers.

Customer success engineering

Communicate with an experienced team for application and operational support, marketing opportunities, early access program consideration, product feedback, and more.

Marketing opportunities

Get featured in the OpenShift Application Gallery, the OpenShift Blog, social media, or on our customer pages to help promote your organization.

Red Hat OpenShift Online

OpenShift takes care of operations so you can focus on your product. Write in the languages and frameworks you choose, and leverage the security, scaling, and support from Red Hat.

Extended community

Receive prioritized access to early access and beta services, invitations to speak at local events, access to OpenShift Commons, and the ability to tell your story to a wider audience.


Learn how the OpenShift Resource Grants Program has helped non-profit organizations and open source initiatives get their projects up and running.

We turned to OpenShift as we developed our new City Fruit website. OpenShift allows us to run a faster website and deliver more information to our users. We consistently get feedback about how professional and well composed our website is, thanks to OpenShift! Thank you!

Catherine Morrison, Executive Director, City Fruit
Main Street Marketplace
Yith Library
City Fruit
Earby Town Council

Does your project fit this program?

The OpenShift Resource Grants program is best for:

Research projects for which the results will be made available to the public

Open Source initiatives for which the code will be made publicly available

Websites that host useful and publicly available information

Public service websites

Web applications which provide free registration and use

Open Data websites or applications

The OpenShift Resource Grants program is not best for:

Proprietary or paywall protected websites

Development of proprietary, for-profit software

Websites for which there is a registration or usage / monthly / yearly fee

Anything that violates our Services Agreement or Acceptable Use Policy

OpenShift Resource Grants Program FAQs

You will be notified within 2 weeks if you have been accepted into the Resource Grants Program at which point you will be asked to confirm enrollment. Only accepted applicants will be notified, although we may contact you if we need additional information.

The Red Hat OpenShift Online Resource Grants Program provides $360 in credits for 6 months. This can be applied toward the $50 platform fee for the OpenShift Online Pro plan, which includes 2GiB memory and 2GiB persistent storage, Red Hat professional support, custom domains, and prevents your applications from automatically idling.

Due to high demand, please allow up to 2 weeks for us to review your application. Only non-profit organizations and open source initiatives that have been accepted into the program will be notified.

The account credits are initially applied for 6 months, but extensions, discounts, and custom options can be negotiated based on your participation and need.

In addition to the award-winning Red Hat® support, you will have a dedicated contact for any additional questions you have. See the support scope and OpenShift Online Pro Basic SLA for more details.

Ready to apply?

OpenShift Online resources for non-profit organizations and open source initiatives are reviewed and granted on a case-by-case basis using the information gathered via s the application form.

Please be as detailed as possible about your project and the resources that you are requesting access to. You may want to review our pricing page before filling out this form to see what kind of resources we currently offer. It would also be useful to review our technologies page to make sure that the technologies that you would like to use are available and/or supported in OpenShift Online.

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