Welcome to Open Referral

We develop data standards and open platforms that make it easy to share and find information about community resources.

Our Vision

The vision of Open Referral is a world where everyone has access to — and the ability to effectively use — information about the resources that are available in their community.

Pilot Projects

Open Referral's pilot projects use our common data format to improve the ways in which people can find information about human services. Learn about these projects here.

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News

Miami Open211 Phase One: Our Report

Last year, the Miami Open211 project set out to demonstrate that an information-and-referral helpline operator can evolve into an open platform — ...

Upgrade: the Human Services Data Specification version 1.1

by Tim Davies of the Open Data Services Cooperative After two years of testing, feedback, and deliberation across the Open ...

Talking Open Referral at Stanford’s Data on Purpose

Last month I visited Stanford to speak at the 2017 Data on Purpose conference, sponsored by Stanford's Center for Philanthropy ...

The Open Referral API project

The Open Referral Initiative’s next chapter starts now! Open Referral has helped over a dozen community organizations find new ways ...