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

But we need your support to stay alive!

Tails is an irreplaceable security tool as it allows anyone to use computers safely. But we know that secure tools need to be free software to be reliable and relevant in all situations. That's why we are giving out Tails for free.

If everybody using Tails today donated, our fundraising would be done for the whole year. But not everybody can donate. And that's fine. We just need some of you to give to keep on providing such a secure platform for everybody.

Donations from individuals, like you, are our most valuable funding as they make Tails more independent from government and corporate funding.

This year, please consider making a donation to protect and sustain Tails.


Donate via the DuckDuckGo donation challenge. (March 13 – April 10 2018)

Increase the impact of your donation: donating via the challenge helps us win additional prizes from DuckDuckGo.

Join our fundraising team and reach out to your social circles!

Other ways to donate


Account: tailsriseuplabs@riseup.net





Bank Transfer

Account holder: Center for Cultivation of Technology gGmbH
Please make sure to mention the purpose of transfer.

German bank account (preferred):

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 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.

Our partners

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

Meet our partners or become a partner!

How we spend our money

Our financial records are available here.