Sorry for being cryptic. For context Ryan May and my self are at the NumFOCUS sustainability workshop  and one of the themes is how to connect companies (who have problems the want solved, cash, but developers with knowledege to fix the problems) with developers (who know how to solve the problems, but may not have time or motivation to solve said problems). Not everyone can take money for work (due to either contract or visia restrictions) so if a company came to me and said "We need issue XXX fixed, we can pay you $$", I do not know who I could direct that to.
At this point it is all very preliminary, there is currently no money on offer and I can see several ways to organize this (through NumFOCUS, through one of several companies (both US and EU based) with varying business models, and direct freelance work). I am just testing the waters and starting to build an internal list of people who are available.