Tails is their strongest protection

At Tails, we build a liberating operating system that puts people in control of their digital lives:

  • 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.
  • Domestic violence survivors use Tails to escape surveillance at home.
  • Privacy-concerned citizens use Tails to avoid online tracking and censorship.

Tails is and will remain Free Software because the most vulnerable and oppressed people are the most in need of privacy and security.

Donations from passionate people like you are our most valuable source of funding because they guarantee our independence. We are a very small non-profit and our yearly budget is ridiculously small compared to the value of Tails.

Le donazioni mensili e annuali, anche le più piccole, sono le più preziose per la sostenibilità di Tails. Richiedono un conto PayPal.

We will use the email address provided in the PayPal form.

If you need a donation receipt, contact us at
tails-fundraising@boum.org.

Dona in dollari

Donazione ricorrente

Le donazioni mensili e annuali, anche le più piccole, sono le più preziose per la sostenibilità di Tails. Richiedono un conto PayPal.




Una singola donazione

Does not require a PayPal account.



Your donation goes entirely to Tails and will be handled by Riseup Labs 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, contact us at tails-fundraising@boum.org.

Altri modi per contribuire

Bitcoin

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Monero

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Zcash

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Other cryptocurrencies

Stellar

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Bitcoin Cash

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Ethereum

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Ethereum Classic

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Litecoin

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Supporting more cryptocurrencies implies more work for us: learning how they works, installing the software in a secure place, monitoring their value and trading them, etc.

To make a good use of our time, we focus on the cryptocurrencies 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 cryptocurrencies other than Bitcoin gain popularity before spending more time on them.

Bank transfer

German bank account (preferred):

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

Please make sure to mention the purpose of transfer:
Purpose of transfer: TAILS-R43NGFR9

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
Bank: Transferwise
Bank address: 19 W 24th Street, New York 10010, USA Purpose of transfer: TAILS-R43NGFR9

Please make sure to mention the purpose of transfer.
Purpose of transfer: TAILS-R43NGFR9

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.

Cash and US check

You can send us cash in any currency and US checks by post:

Riseup Labs
PO Box 4282
Seattle, WA 98194

Please add a note that your donation is for Tails.

Checks should be made payable to Riseup Labs.

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-fundraising@boum.org so we can attribute your donation to Tails specifically. Riseup Labs is a 501(c)(3) non-profit in the USA.

Contact

If you have any question or problem regarding your donation, our fundraising team is here to help you:

tails-fundraising@boum.org

Come utilizzeremo quei soldi

  • Releases, maintenance, and infrastructure
    (38%)

    Tails is an endless work of updates and maintenance: publishing a new release every 4 weeks to fix security vulnerabilities, adapting to new versions of the underlying software, keeping our website and development infrastructure secure and reliable, etc.

  • New features and major improvements
    (26%)

    In 2019–2020, we simplified the installation procedure for Windows and macOS, added support for Secure Boot, improved the upgrade process, and made it possible to persist the settings of the Welcome Screen.

  • User experience, documentation, and help desk
    (19%)

    Even the most secure software is worthless if the people who need it cannot use it. We work hard to understand our users, make it easy to use Tails, and help them make informed security decisions.

  • Administration and fundraising
    (17%)

    We make the most of the money that we receive because we prefer spending our time improving Tails for our users.

Our impact

Our biggest satisfaction comes from the growing popularity of Tails.

From the number of automatic upgrades, we know that Tails was used by around 30 000 people every day in 2020. This number has been steadily growing by 15% each year on average since 2012.

We keep people safe more than 10 million times every year, for a budget under $300 000.

I nostri report finanziari sono consultabili qui.

Daily users since 2012

Where our money comes from

  • Passionate people like you
    (36%)
  • Foundations & NGOs
    (30%)

    like Mozilla or Handshake
  • Entities related to the US government
    (25%)

    like the Open Technology Fund or the ISC Project
  • Private companies
    (9%)

    like DuckDuckGo or Lush

I nostri collaboratori

All donations, grants, and awards of more than $1 000 appear in our list of partners.

Come talk to us and become a partner yourself!