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.
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 Year-End Fundraising Letter!.
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 two choices for donating online. Here is an explanation of the different services and why we offer them.
Click & Pledge is our new 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 like.
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.
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 support.
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 unsolicited mailings.
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 deductibility.