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Help us create software that gives you full freedom and protects your privacy, and be a part of a great community

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We also accept donations with custom monthly amounts, direct bank transfer in the EU, personal check in the US, matching via Benevity, and GitHub Sponsors.
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Where does the money go?

Your generous donation helps to pay salaries for employees and contractors who participate amongst the wider KDE Community to create, document, and promote KDE software. It also helps to pay for the cost of hosting conferences and development sprints, server infrastructure, and legal fees incurred defending free software.

Supporting Member Programme for corporations

Are you part of a business or a corporation interested in sponsoring KDE development? In addition to making great software possible, supporting members also have their logos added to the KDE website and many printed promotional materials.

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About KDE e.V.

KDE e.V. is the non-profit organization behind the KDE community. It is based in Germany and thus donations are tax deductible in Germany (see details in German). If you live in another EU country your donation might also be tax deductible. Please consult your tax advisor for details.

Hardware and Services

You can also donate goods and services to KDE. We maintain a list of the organizations who made a significant contribution.

Receipts (Spendenquittungen)

If you need a receipt ("Spendenquittung") for your donation, please contact the KDE e.V. treasurer.