Tails is their strongest protection

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

  • Giornalisti ed informatori utilizzano Tails per denunciare le malefatte dei governi e delle corporazioni.
  • 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

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.

Se necessiti di una ricevuta della donazione, contattaci a tails-fundraising@boum.org.

Altri modi per contribuire










Other cryptocurrencies



Bitcoin Cash




Ethereum Classic




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 and Monero represent around 1% 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)

Intestatario del conto: Center for Cultivation of Technology gGmbH
IBAN: DE65 4306 0967 4111 9411 01
Banca: GLS Gemeinschaftsbank eG
Indirizzo della banca: Christstrasse 9, 44789, Bochum, Germany

Please make sure to mention the purpose of transfer:

Causale del trasferimento: TAILS-R43NGFR9

Le tue donazioni andranno interamente a Tails e saranno gestita dal Center for the Cultivation of Technology (CCT) che è un'organizzazione non-profit in Germania.
Tutte le donazioni sono interamente scaricabili dalle tasse a norma di legge.

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


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

tails-fundraising@boum.org (OpenPGP key)

Come utilizzeremo quei soldi

  • Releases, maintenance, and infrastructure

    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

    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

    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

    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.

See our financial records.

Daily users since 2012

Where our money comes from

  • Passionate people like you
  • Foundations & NGOs

    like Mozilla or Handshake
  • Entities related to the US government

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

    like DuckDuckGo or Lush

Our sponsors

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

Come talk to us and become a sponsor yourself!