Tails is free because nobody should have to pay to be safe while using computers.

Tails is used more than 30 000 times every day:

  • Journalists and whistleblowers use Tails to denounce the wrongdoings of governments and corporations.
  • Activists use Tails to avoid surveillance and organize their struggles for liberatory social change.
  • Human-rights defenders use Tails to avoid censorship and report human-rights violations.
  • Domestic violence survivors use Tails to escape surveillance in their homes.
  • Privacy-concerned citizens use Tails to avoid online tracking.

But, not everyone using Tails can donate. When you donate, you are offering to many others who need it, the very precious tool that is Tails.

Donations from individuals like you are our most valuable source of funding as they make Tails more independent from government and corporate funding. We are a very small non-profit and our yearly budget is ridiculously small compared to the value of Tails.

Donate today to protect and sustain Tails!

Monthly and yearly donations require a PayPal account.

If you need a donation receipt, ask

Donate in dollars

Recurring donation

(Requires a PayPal account.)

One-time donation

Your donation goes entirely to Tails and will be handled by RiseupLabs which is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in the USA.
Donations are tax-deductible to the full extent permitted by law.

If you need a donation receipt, ask tails-accounting@boum.org.

Other ways to donate




Bank transfer

Please make sure to mention the purpose of transfer.

German bank account (preferred):

Account holder: Center for Cultivation of Technology gGmbH
IBAN: DE65 4306 0967 4111 9411 01
Purpose of transfer: TAILS-R43NGFR9
Bank: GLS Gemeinschaftsbank eG
Bank address: Christstrasse 9, 44789, Bochum, Germany

US bank account:

Account holder: TransferWise FBO Center For The Cultivation Of Technology Gmbh
Account number: 8310006087
ACH Routing number: 026073150
Wire routing number: 026073008
Purpose of transfer: TAILS-R43NGFR9
Bank: Transferwise
Bank address: 19 W 24th Street, New York 10010, USA

Your donation goes entirely to Tails and will be handled by the Center for the Cultivation of Technology (CCT) which is a non-profit organization in Germany.
Donations are tax-deductible to the full extent permitted by law.







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What about other cryptocurrencies?

Supporting a new cryptocurrency implies more work for us (learning how it works, installing the software in a secure place, monitoring its value and trading it, etc.). To make a good use of our time, we focus on the ones that are the easiest for us to accept and the most popular.

Until now, cryptocurrencies other than Bitcoin represent less than 5% of our donations in cryptocurrencies. We want to see cryptcurrencies other than Bitcoin gain popularity before spending time on them.

US check

You can send us US checks by post:

Riseup Labs
PO Box 4282
Seattle, WA 98194

Corporate matching donation programs

Search for Riseup Labs and donate to Tails via Riseup Labs.

If you cannot specify that your donation to Riseup Labs is for Tails, please let us know at tails-accounting@boum.org so we can attribute your donation to Tails specifically. Riseup Labs is a 501(c)(3) non-profit in the USA.

How we spend our money

  • Release management & code maintenance
  • Administration, fundraising & management
  • New features
  • Infrastructure & sysadmin
  • Help desk
  • Meetings
  • User experience & documentation

Our financial records are available here.

Where our money comes from

  • Passionate people like you
  • Foundations & NGOs

    like Mozilla or the Handshake Foundation
  • Entities related to the US government

    like the Open Technology Fund or the ISC Project
  • Private companies

    like DuckDuckGo or Lush

Our partners

Tails also receives grants, awards, corporate donations, and substantial donations from individuals.

Meet our partners or become a partner!