Qubes Partners

Our Partners

The Qubes Project relies greatly on the generous support of the organizations, companies, and individuals who have become Qubes Partners. Each year, we seek new sources of significant funding to support our ongoing efforts.

Please contact us if you or your organization is interested in becoming a Qubes Partner.

Funding by Year




2014 and earlier

Our Partners

We would like to recognize the following Qubes Partners. We are grateful for their support!

Invisible Things Lab

Invisible Things Lab s.c. (ITL) is a privately held company based in Warsaw, Poland, owned by Joanna Rutkowska and Joanna Gołębiewska. ITL has supported Qubes OS development from the beginning of the project in 2010 to the present. The company’s primary source of revenue is security research and development.


Mullvad is a VPN service that keeps users' online activity, identity, and location private. With a fundamental belief in privacy as a universal right, Mullvad's ultimate goal is to make Internet censorship and mass surveillance ineffective.

The Mullvad team has relied on Qubes in its day-to-day operations since early 2015. To support its continued development, Mullvad made a generous donation to Qubes in 2017.



zby is angel investor looking for early stage startups in the IT security area.


Whonix is a desktop operating system designed for advanced security and privacy. Whonix mitigates the threat of common attack vectors while maintaining usability. Online anonymity is realized via fail-safe, automatic, and desktop-wide use of the Tor network. A heavily reconfigured Debian base is run inside multiple virtual machines, providing a substantial layer of protection from malware and IP address leaks. Commonly used applications are pre-installed and safely pre-configured for immediate use. The user is not jeopardized by installing additional applications or personalizing the desktop. Whonix is under active development and is the only operating system designed to be run inside a VM and paired with Tor. The developers of Qubes and Whonix are cooperating. While Whonix is an independent Linux distribution, it has been integrated into Qubes OS as a system called Qubes-Whonix.

Open Technology Fund

Open Technology Fund (OTF) is a United States government-funded program of Radio Free Asia, whose stated mission is to "support open technologies and communities that increase free expression, circumvent censorship, and obstruct repressive surveillance as a way to promote human rights and open societies."

OTF has funded a number of improvements to Qubes, including better accessibility and user experience, integration of Whonix, and improved hardware compatibility. Visit the Qubes funding page on OTF’s website for more information.

Access Now

Access Now is an international human rights organization whose stated mission is to “defend and extend the digital rights of users at risk around the world.” Beginning in 2015, Access Now generously agreed to provide staff time to help manage the Qubes OS project.

NLnet Foundation

NLnet Foundation is a recognized philanthropic nonprofit foundation based in the Netherlands and whose stated mission is "to promote the exchange of electronic information and all that is related or beneficial to that purpose."

In 2016, the NLnet Foundation provided a grant to the Qubes project to support improvements in automated build processes, Debian template packaging, networking and privacy, and hardware compatibility.