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Ways to donate to the FSF

by Free Software Foundation Contributions Published on Feb 04, 2015 05:42 PM
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:
  • Online, using a credit or debit card. Prepaid should work too.
    • If you use a credit card, sign up for the Free Software Foundation Visa Platinum Rewards Card and support the FSF with every purchase. There's a $50 donation to the FSF by the bank when you first use the card, plus ongoing contributions of 30 basis points or .3% of retail transactions. US residents only. Read more details about the card.
  • Via PayPal. Our address is
  • By check. You can mail us a donation (the FSF can accept foreign checks).
  • By wire transfer in both dollars (and all currencies converted to dollars) and euros. Please contact us at for the account information.
  • Through the United Way.
  • Through Flattr. The GNU Project is on Flattr and taking micropayments. If you shun nonfree JavaScript code, please don't make an exception to donate to us this way. Please use one of the other ways, that work without any nonfree software.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Via Popmoney.

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 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 encouraging your employer to become an FSF corporate patron.
  • By listing any relevant job openings on the Free Software Jobs page.
  • By donating your car to the FSF.
  • 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.
  • Through AmazonSmile 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 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. Please read our Privacy Policy.

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