Linux Fund Donation Options

Linux Fund launched the original credit card that supports Open Source in 1999 and is committed to providing you innovative strategies like stock donations, EasyMatch employer grant matching and online giving, long before Kickstarter and most other online pledge sites launched. Most importantly, Linux Fund is a true 501(c)(3) public-benefit nonprofit organization unlike many pledge sites and has enjoyed this status since September 29th, 2006 (EIN 93-1275996).

This means that donations made by U.S. citizens to Linux Fund or one of our partner projects are tax-deductible within the guidelines of U.S. income tax laws. This also means that we are subject to a higher level of scrutiny that ensures our compliance with our mission to Support Open Source.

Donate Online

On-line donations between $20 and $1000 have the lowest fees. Smaller and larger ones are subject to significantly higher fees by PayPal and Google. Please consider a check or wire transfer for larger amounts.

Donate online with Google Checkout


Donate online with PayPal


We will e-mail you a receipt for your donation after we have verified receipt of the funds. We will address your receipt with the information provided by Google Checkout or PayPal. Please e-mail if that information is not accurate for financial purposes or you have any questions or special arrangements.

We will contact you to ask if you want your name and/or amount to be published.

Donate by Check, Money Order or BillPay

Donations by check or money order can be written to "Linux Fund" or "BSD Fund" and mailed to:

Linux Fund or BSD Fund
560 SE Alexander Ave
Corvallis OR 97333-1933

Please write any special requests plus your e-mail address on the check so we can send you a receipt for tax purposes.

We will contact you to ask if you want your name and/or amount to be published.

EasyMatch Matching Gift Program

Linux Fund is enrolled with the EasyMatch Matching Gift Programs at Google and Microsoft. Ask your corporate giving liaison if your company will match your donations through this program.

Donate stocks, equipment or other assets

The Linux Fund is also equipped to accept donations of stocks, bonds, equipment and other assets. Please contact for more information.

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