Ways to donate to the FSF
The Free Software Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, so gifts to the FSF are tax-deductible in the US. There are a number of ways you can make a donation:
You can support us via a cash donation at our office
or at any conference or event at which we have a booth or a staff member present or speaking
; otherwise, our address is email@example.com
. You can mail us a donation
(the FSF can accept Canadian checks; please ask your bank to add a corresponding US bank on the check so that we don't get charged fees for depositing it). If it is a directed donation (e.g. for a sponsored project like Replicant), please write that on the memo line of the check.
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By wire transfer
in both dollars (and all currencies converted to dollars) and euros. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
for the account information, and tell us if it is a directed donation (e.g. for a sponsored project like Replicant).
Through share stock donations
, and we also encourage supporters to add the FSF to their estate plan
. You can get further details by sending a mail to email@example.com
Via Bitcoin, the peer-to-peer virtual currency. The FSF's Bitcoin address is "1PC9aZC4hNX2rmmrt7uHTfYAS3hRbph4UN". Note that since we are using a single address for receiving all contributions, we are not providing full anonymity.
Via Litecoin, the peer-to-peer virtual currency. The FSF's Litecoin address is "LPttYC3GoXNrBqGfLT7tTbNHm8SiUpBwYz". Note that since we are using a single address for receiving all contributions, we are not providing full anonymity.
If you don't do it already, please investigate matching gift opportunities at your employer. The FSF is normally eligible, and it's a great way to double your donation. If needed for the transaction, our tax ID is 042-888-848.
Additionally, there are a number of other ways you can benefit the FSF financially:
By donating your frequent-flyer miles
to the FSF. To do so, please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org
to let us know how many miles you would like to donate, and for which airline. (Please note that these donations are not tax-deductible in the US.)
By selling your item via eBay Giving Works
. You can list your item on eBay and donate the percentage of your eBay auction to support the FSF.
By donating your credit-card rewards to the FSF. If your credit-card company has a rewards program, it will provide you with a way to do this.
purchases: As an independent small publisher, the FSF discourages people from shopping at Amazon (plus, Amazon supports DRM
). But if you shop there anyway, you can designate the FSF as your chosen charity on smile.amazon.com
. We will then receive a small percentage of whatever you pay there.
The Free Software Foundation acknowledges its supporters and contributors online. When you donate $500 or more to the FSF
, you can be listed on our Thank GNUs web page
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