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You can donate as an associate member on a monthly or yearly basis. If you are a full-time student, you can donate at a discounted student rate. Donations for monthly and annual memberships can be paid online with a credit card, with optional auto-renewal. For annual memberships, in addition to direct credit card payments online, you can donate with PayPal; or offline via check, money order, or wire transfer.
As your situation changes, you can convert between the payment options below (standard, student, monthly, annual) or cancel your membership donation by contacting the FSF.
You can donate as an associate member on a monthly or annual basis. All donations are in USD.
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Annually$60.00Credit Card, Check, Money Order, Wire Transfer
ACH billing for electronic bank account deductions is not yet available, but we hope to support this type of payment eventually.
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Associate Members are non-voting members of the Free Software Foundation, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in Boston, MA, USA.
If you cannot afford to contribute at the Associate Membership rates, you can make a traditional, USA-tax-deductible online donation of a smaller amount instead.
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