Become an integral part of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation, to build and shape the future cloud native ecosystem.

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We are a community of doers, bringing cloud native computing to the world through open source technology

Kubernetes and other CNCF projects have quickly gained adoption and secured diverse community support, becoming some of the highest velocity projects in the history of open source.

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General Members

Join your industry peers to build and shape the cloud native ecosystem for the future. 

Organizations that sell cloud native technologies built on, or integrated with, CNCF projects are eligible to join as general members, and take advantage of wide-ranging benefits including brand amplification and technical input to key projects. Get in touch if you have any questions.

End User Members?

Companies that use cloud native technologies internally, but do not sell any cloud native services externally, are eligible to join the End User Community. This excludes vendors, consultancies, training partners & telcos.

CNCF offers multiple opportunities for end users to contribute to the cloud native ecosystem, collaborate with peers on best practices, work directly with project maintainers, and provide feedback to CNCF.

Thank you to our Platinum Members for their commitment to advancing cloud native ecosystems

CNCF Platinum members are true agents of change, recognized publicly for their thought leadership and contributions the CNCF.

Explore the benefits in joining CNCF


Academic / Nonprofit

Limited to academic and nonprofit institutions.

$1,000 /
$500 annually


Everything included in nonprofit / academic, plus:

  • Run for Governing Board
  • 2 online programs a quarter to build thought leadership (on-demand, YouTube, live streams)
  • Submit vendor neutral content to CNCF blog, blog, & KubeWeekly
  • Receive access to industry analyst reports including Top Analysts by keyword, quotes, and research highlights
  • Submit announcements to KubeCon + CloudNativeCon news packages
  • Support End User Driven open source with end user case studies and referral benefits
  • Host a local Kubernetes Community Day
  • Access to the TODO Group to meet other open source organizations
  • Ten coupon codes good for any eLearning, certification exam, or eLearning/exam bundle. Additional terms apply. (Part of LF membership)


Everything included in Silver, plus:

  • KubeCon keynote mention upon joining
  • Personalized press release upon joining
  • Quarterly executive engagement with CNCF leadership team
  • A total of 4 online programs a quarter (on-demand, YouTube, live streams) to build thought leadership
  • Increased access to Linux Foundation’s invitation-only Linux Foundation Member Summit
  • 50-seat annual Linux Foundation Training subscription OR 10 Linux Foundation Training coupons. Additional terms apply. (Cannot be combined with any other membership training benefits.)

Up to $120,000


Everything included in Gold, plus:

  • Board seat on CNCF Governing Board
  • Exec invite to join a KubeCon keynote upon joining
  • Personalized executive engagement from CNCF and LF leadership teams:
    - Open source strategy e.g. donating a project, running an open source program office
  • Exclusive live webinars with CNCF online programs


Minimum 3-year commitment


The success of CNCF is due to the contributions and support of the developer community and member companies. Join your industry peers in helping build and shape the cloud native ecosystem, its use cases, and applications.

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Questions about CNCF?

Looking for a helpful presentation you can use to build support for joining CNCF?
View the overview deck.

For everything else, your CNCF Membership team is here to help:

Meet the team


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Head of Ecosystem


Inside Sales Manager


Membership Solutions Representative