Donations are managed by the Debian Project Leader (DPL) and allow Debian to have machines, other hardware, domains, SSL certificates, the Debian conference, Debian mini-conferences, development sprints, presence at other events and other things. Thanks to all of our donors for supporting Debian!
The easiest method of donating to Debian is by credit/debit card via USA ePay to Software in the Public Interest, a non-profit organization that holds assets in trust for Debian. You can also donate via the other methods listed below.
Up to August 2015, you can also support Debian by supporting DebConf15; this year's edition of Debian's developer conference. In this case, it is best to donate to DebConf e.V. directly.
Various organisations hold assets in trust for Debian and recieve donations on Debian's behalf.
|SPI||USA ePay, Click & Pledge (recurring donations), cheque (USD/CAD), other||USA, tax-exempt non-profit|
|FFIS||wire transfer||Germany, tax-exempt non-profit|
|Debian France||wire transfer, PayPal||France, tax-exempt non-profit|
|debian.ch||wire transfer, other||Switzerland, non-profit|
|Debian||equipment, time, other|
|DebConf e.V.||wire transfer||Germany, tax-exempt non-profit, purpose-bound to DebConf15|
Software in the Public Interest
Software in the Public Interest, Inc. is a tax-exempt non-profit corporation based in the United States of America, founded by Debian people in 1997 to help free software/hardware organisations.
Click & Pledge
Single and recurring donations can be made via the SPI page on the Click & Pledge website. To make a recurring donation, choose how often you would like to donate on the right, scroll down to "Debian Project Donation", enter the amount you would like to donate, click on the "Add to cart" item and go through the rest of the process.
Donations can be made via cheque or money order in USD and CAD. Please put Debian in the memo field and send to SPI at the address listed on the SPI donations page.
Donations via wire transfer and other methods are also available. For some parts of the world it may be easier to make the donation to one of the partner organizations of Software in the Public Interest. For more details, please visit the SPI donations page.
Verein zur Förderung Freier Informationen & Software
The Verein zur Förderung Freier Informationen & Software is a tax-exempt non-profit corporation based in Germany, founded to help free software organisations.
Donations via wire transfer are available to the bank account listed on the FFIS donations page. Please mention that the donation is for Debian.
The Debian France Association is an
organisation registered in France under the
law of 1901,
founded to support and promote the
Debian Project in France.
Donations can be sent via the Debian France PayPal page. These can be directed to the Debian France specifically, or the Debian Project in general.
debian.ch was founded to represent the Debian project in Switzerland and in the Principality of Liechtenstein.
Donations via wire transfer from both Swiss and international banks are available to the bank accounts listed on the debian.ch website.
Donations via other methods can be achieved by contacting the donations address listed on the debian.ch website.
Equipment and services
Debian also relies on the donation of equipment and services from individuals, companies, universities etc to keep Debian connected to the world.
If your company has any idle machines or spare equipment (hard drives, SCSI controllers, network cards, etc) lying around, please consider donating them to Debian. Please contact our hardware donations delegate for details.
Debian maintains a list of hardware that is wanted for various services and groups within the project.
There are many ways to help Debian using your personal or work time.
Debian is not able to accept any cryptocurrencies at this time but we are looking into being able to support this method of donation.
DebConf e.V. is a tax-exempt non-profit corporation based in Germany. It has been incorporated to provide a legal entity for DebConf15.
You can find bank details here. At your request, we will mail you a signed donation receipt for tax purposes.
The following are lists of organizations that have made donations of equipment or services to Debian: