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

Open Referral in Oklahoma!

This is a guest post from Aaron Bean of Asemio. Welcome, Aaron! We’re pleased to introduce the first iteration of ...

Welcoming Benetech to Open Referral!

We're pleased to announce a new strategic partnership with Benetech, one of the world's leading non-profit software development organizations. Benetech ...

Leveling up: documentation improvements and spec upgrade

Last year, Open Referral introduced Version 1.0 of the Human Services Data Specification — an open data exchange format designed ...

Joining Up Data Standards: the U.S. Data Federation and beyond

We're pleased to announce that Open Referral is one of the first seven initiatives to be featured by the U.S ...