Support the Django Software Foundation

Development of Django is supported by an independent foundation established as a 501(c)(3) non-profit. Like most open-source foundations, the goal of the Django Foundation is to promote, support, and advance the Django web framework.

How do I donate?

We accept donations via Stripe:

How will my donation be used?

The main focus of the Django Software Foundation is direct support of Django's developers. This means:

Do you accept donations from companies/corporations?

Yes. We also have a corporate sponsorship program. Get in touch if you'd like to know more.

Can I choose a specific feature or project to support?

No: we don't allow donors to directly sponsor specific features.

However, we may be able to connect you to a Django developer who you can hire to work on a specific feature. Please get in touch if this sounds like something you'd like to pursue.

Is my donation tax deductible?

The Django Software Foundation is a Kansas non-profit corporation; we have tax-exempt status under IRC 501(c)(3). This means that donations are tax-deductible for US citizens; donors outside of the United States should consult a tax advisor.

How can I donate if Stripe won't process my payment?

In that case please get in touch with us, we'll figure something out that works for you.

Do you accept donations by Bitcoin?

Unfortunately, we aren't currently in a position to accept Bitcoin donations.

Historically, this has been because the regulatory conditions surrounding Bitcoins and not-for-profits are not clear. This is best seen in the original response of the EFF to Bitcoin donations. Although the EFF has now lifted this restriction, even they acknowledge that the regulatory conditions are still unclear.

The DSF is a much smaller organization than the EFF, and we have limited resources to retain our own independent legal advice regarding Bitcoin donations, so we err on the side of caution and stick to traditional donations methods.

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