The Kuali Foundation is a non-profit organization that enables colleges, universities, and commercial firms to achieve their collective objectives via open source collaboration. The organization coordinates the efforts of partners, manages and protects the community's intellectual property, and handles common concerns across the Kuali Projects.

Kuali is a suite of 'open source' administrative software modules for use in higher education, that can be used in both medical schools and nursing education programs. It currently consists of eight software development projects (Financial, Research Administration, Student, HR/Payroll, Middleware/Workflow/Identity, Library, Business Continuity Planning, and Mobile) that are in varying stages of maturity.