Donate to Qubes

Your donation directly supports the continued development of Qubes OS.

Ways to donate

We accept monetary donations via Bitcoin and credit card in the following three ways:

1. Give a one-time donation

Donating with Bitcoin ensures that 100% of your money supports Qubes development because we do not incur any administrative costs. With credit card donations, we lose roughly 14% to administrative costs.

Bitcoin: 3GakuQQDUGyyUnV1p5Jc3zd6CpQDkDwmDq (How to verify our Bitcoin address)

Credit card via Open Collective

Tax-deductible EU bank transfer

2. Join our sustaining supporters

Please consider becoming a sustaining supporter of the Qubes Project by giving a recurring monthly donation. Qubes is a long and ongoing project. If we know how much funding to expect every month, we can better plan our efforts and the use of available resources.

Set up an automatically recurring donation on our Open Collective page. Thank you!

3. Become a Qubes Partner

Are you an organization, company, or individual who believes in our vision and wants to make an impact on our efforts? Become a Qubes Partner by giving a significant financial contribution.

Help us spread the word

If you are a Qubes OS user or support our cause, help us expand our community by introducing Qubes to your circle, including:

There are also many more ways to contribute!

FAQs on donating

Frequently asked questions about Qubes donations. Join the conversation on our mailing lists and forum.

Why should I donate?

Qubes OS is free and open-source software. This means we do not earn any revenue by selling it. Instead, we rely on your financial support. If you rely on Qubes for secure computing in your work or personal life or see the value in our efforts, then please donate.

Qubes OS is one of the few operating systems that places the security of its users above all else. Here is what security and privacy experts say about the project. A project like this requires a wide spectrum of expertise. In order to both retain and expand our core team, we deeply appreciate donations from supporters like you.

With the help of our community, we hope to eventually build a nonprofit organization that will ensure the long-term future of the Qubes Project.

How is my donation used?

Your donation pays directly for individual developers who have been hired to work on the open source edition of Qubes.

Do donors get personalized support or special feature requests?

We regret that we cannot provide personalized support to donors or implement specific features based on donations. In both cases, the reason is that our resources are limited. If we were to allocate these limited resources to providing support to individual donors and implemented their requested features, we wouldn’t have enough resources left over to make timely progress on our core projects, and the long-term sustainability of Qubes would suffer.

Is my donation tax deductible?

Donations via credit card or Bitcoin to the Qubes project are not tax deductible. Donations via EU Bank Transfer should be tax deductible.

How can I donate via EU bank transfer?

For donations over 500EUR, we have partnered with the Center for the Cultivation of Technology (CCT) to handle EU bank transfers. CCT is a charitable non-profit host organization in Germany for international Free Software projects. They charge a 10% fee for this service.

Please send your donation to the following German bank account, ensuring you write the correct purpose of transfer:

Account holder: Center for the Cultivation of Technology gGmbH
IBAN: DE65 4306 0967 4111 9411 01
BIC: GENODEM1GLS
Purpose of transfer: QUBES-F6PLUR4N
Bank: GLS Gemeinschaftsbank eG
Bank address: Christstrasse 9, 44789, Bochum, Germany

Donations should be tax-deductible to the full extent permitted by law across all member countries of the European Union (EU). With almost 30 EU member states, no guarantees can be given for all tax authorities. However CCT, has had no known issues with the recognition of tax-deductible donation status at the time of writing.

CCT is happy to provide individual donation receipts and work with you on their recognition. For that, please send your full name and postal address and the date of your transaction to donate@techcultivation.org.

Can I donate something other than money?

We prefer monetary contributions which allow us greater flexibility. However, if you or your organization has relevant knowledge, experience, leads, or resources and would like to help us secure the future of Qubes OS, don’t hesitate to contact us.

How do I verify your Bitcoin address?

The donation address can be verified via the Qubes Security Pack, specifically in the fund directory. We provide detailed instructions for verifying the digital signatures. You can also view the address on blockexplorer.com and blockchain.info.

The Qubes Project maintains a decentralized Bitcoin fund using a multi-signature wallet. This means that no single person is capable of spending these funds.

Is Qubes merchandise available?

Yes! Please see the Merchandise page.

What is Qubes?

Qubes OS is a free and open source operating system that focuses on security and privacy. Its architecture is built to enable you to define and visualize different security environments on your computer and control how they interact, helping you to get your work done safely. Visit our introduction page to Qubes or watch a video overview of the system to learn more.

Thank you!