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Patron organizations affiliate themselves with the FSF through financial support.

For individual donor acknowledgements and for a list of companies who provide us with hosting and infrastructure, see ThankGNUs.

The FSF does not endorse the activities of its patrons. You can read about the benefits of the patronage program, and then find out how your organization can support our work, by contacting us at Patrons can also donate on our contribution page.

Please note that not all the patrons listed gave in the year for which they are listed; we sometimes continue to acknowledge people after the fiscal year in which they donated.

Patrons during fiscal year 2012

Patrons during fiscal year 2013

Patrons during fiscal year 2014

Patrons during fiscal year 2015

Patrons during fiscal year 2016

Patrons during fiscal year 2017

Patrons at $50,000

  • Private Internet Access


  • AdaCore
  • Alibaba Group
  • anacom
  • Bibliotek
  • Bytemark Hosting
  • Catalyst IT
  • CivicActions
  • Gandi US, Inc.
  • Group W
  • Hotel Equatorial Technology
  • igalia
  • iMatix
  • Infinite Code
  • IUT B├ęziers
  • Jarn
  • Linux Magazine
  • Lush Technology
  • Linux Format
  • The Mail Archive
  • March Hare Software LLC
  • Meyer Sound
  • Nasuni
  • NEC Corporation
  • Network Theory Ltd
  • OpenIT GmbH
  • Orphic Solutions
  • pair Networks
  • QFree
  • Red Hat
  • Roaring Penguin
  • Savoir-faire Linux
  • Tuxera
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