FreeBSD Foundation Donations
The FreeBSD Foundation is a 501(c)3, United States based, non-profit
organization that is committed to supporting and building the FreeBSD
Project and community worldwide. All of our work is funded by donations.
US-based donations should be fully tax-deductible on your federal return. The Foundation's Employment Identification Number is 84-1545163.
We fund and manage projects, sponsor FreeBSD events, Developer Summits
and provide travel grants to FreeBSD developers. We provide and help
maintain computers and equipment that support FreeBSD development and
improvements. We also represent the Project in executing contracts, license
agreements, copyrights, trademarks, and other legal arrangements that
require a recognized legal entity.
Please take a moment to read our
2014 Year-End Fundraising Letter!
Questions? Please email us
There are four ways to make a donation:
1. Click & Pledge
2. Send check or Money Order
(To make your donation dollars go further, please consider sending us a check)
(Our preferred method)
The FreeBSD Foundation
P.O. Box 20247
Boulder, CO 80308
4. Bitcoin (NEW)
The FreeBSD Foundation accepts bitcoin donations through our payment partner,
Note: It may take up to five days to get your Bitcoin donation added to our donor page.
Donation fee information
To find out how to make your donation anonymous or how we use your
Please include your mailing address so we can mail you a receipt!
The Foundation's fund-raising efforts are essential to keeping FreeBSD free.
As the Project grows, so do the costs.
By donating to the foundation,
you are helping us fund and manage projects, sponsor FreeBSD events, and
provide travel grants to FreeBSD developers. You are also helping us represent
the Project in executing contracts, license agreements, copyrights, trademarks,
and other legal arrangements that require a recognized legal entity.
Why We Use the Different Online Services
We provide three choices for donating online. Here is an explanation of the
different services and why we offer them.
Click & Pledge is our preferred method of donating. This service
gives us added features that the other online services do not support. And
more importantly, it automatically integrates with our donor database,
allowing us to spend more time helping the FreeBSD Project! You can make
monthly, quarterly, or yearly donations automatically with this service.
Click & Pledge allows you to add 2.75% to your donation to cover our cost of
using this service. And, we have added fields to allow you to tell us what
projects you'd like us to fund as well as give us any feedback you'd
PayPal is probably the most popular for our donors. The features are limited
for us. But, they only charge us for each transaction, so there is no cost to
keeping this option available.
By popular request, we've also added the Bitcoin
option. As mentioned above, it may take up to 5 days for Bitcoin
donations to appear on the donor page.
If you do not want to make your donation online, you can still mail us a
check or wire-transfer funds to our bank.
Click here to find out what your donations help
If you make a credit card donation, you will be asked for a shipping address.
Please supply your mailing address in that field. The Foundation is
required by law to send letters of acknowledgment for donations, and we
need your mailing address to comply with the law. The Foundation will
not sell or give away your address to anyone, nor will we pester you with
Under US tax law, contributions to the Foundation are normally
tax-deductible. Contributors are urged to seek professional tax advice to
ensure that their particular contributions meet the requirements for