After you’ve finished with the turkey and the shopping, take a minute to give back to your favorite OS! 

The Foundation is kicking off its prime giving season on one of the biggest giving days of the year, #GivingTuesday. Now in its seventh year, #GivingTuesday is a global day of giving that brings together diverse communities to foster generosity . 

The Foundation is calling on the FreeBSD community to channel your passion for FreeBSD into helping us reach our #GivingTuesdayFreeBSD campaign goal of raising $5,000 in the 24 hour period. Your support, no matter the size, will have a lasting impact on the Project. 

What We Will Accomplish

Next year we will continue to support key areas like OS improvements, FreeBSD advocacy and education, Release Engineering, and FreeBSD Infrastructure improvements. In addition, we plan on continuing to support the following areas:

  • Modernizing and improving developer tools
  • Providing support for the security team
  • Increasing FreeBSD presence at Open Source Conferences around the world
  • Providing more educational material and help recruit more people to FreeBSD
  • Increasing project management support and technical guidance for the Project

Reaching the $5000 goal on #GivingTuesdayFreeBSD will help us get one step closer to meeting these specific goals while continuing to serve the community in the ways you have come to expect.

Help Spread the Word

To maximize the success of the campaign, we’re asking for your help in spreading the word.

Share reminders to donate on your social media networks.  Let colleagues and friends know that you support FreeBSD, and why they should too. Below you’ll find sample tweets, Facebook posts and graphics to help you spread the word.

Set Up a FreeBSD Foundation Fundraiser on Facebook

To create a fundraiser:
  1. Click Fundraisers in the left menu of your News Feed.
  2. Click + Create Fundraiser.
  3. Search for FreeBSD Foundation, then choose a cover photo and fill in the fundraiser details.
  4. Click Create.
Note: All fundraisers are public, so anyone on or off of Facebook can see them.


Your actions directly effect the growth of the FreeBSD Project. Help us make an even bigger impact in 2019. Support and share the Foundation’s 2018 #GivingTuesday Campaign!


Facebook and Twitter Profile Pictures

Show your support of #GivingTuesdayFreeBSD by adding a Twibbon to your Facebook and Twitter profile picture.

Suggested Tweets

“Love #FreeBSD? Let ’em know! Donate to the #GivingTuesdayFreeBSD Campaign.”

“Show your support for #FreeBSD! Donate to the @freebsdfndation #GivingTuesdayFreeBSD campaign!”

“Join me in making a difference in the FreeBSD Project on 11/27. Donate to the #GivingTuesdayFreeBSD campaign”.

Facebook Cover Images



Sample Facebook Posts

    • Interested in making a difference in the FreeBSD Project? Support the #GivingTuesdayFreeBSD campaign. Find out more at:
    • If you love FreeBSD like I do, join me on Tuesday, November 27 by helping the FreeBSD Foundation reach its goal of raising $5000 as part of the #GivingTuesdayFreeBSD campaign.
    • Make a direct impact on your favorite operating system! Join me in supporting the #GivingTuesdayFreeBSD campaign and donate today!