New options for donating to the DSF

Posted by Russell Keith-Magee on September 9, 2015

Earlier this year, the DSF launched a fundraising campaign to help pay for the Django Fellowship. That campaign was extremely successful, hitting the fundraising target in just six days.

However, we can't stop there. If the DSF Fellow is going to be an ongoing program, we're going to need to continue to raise money. To help with this, we've added three new ways to contribute to the DSF.

Regular donations

In addition to a once-off donation, we've set up the ability for you to register for an automatic monthly, quarterly, or yearly donation. This allows you to spread your donation over an entire year, rather than making a single large donation. It also makes it easier for the DSF to predict our income, as we know what our regular recurring donations will raise.

To set up a recurring donation, you use the same donation page that you use for one-off donations - you just select a recurring period for your donation.


The Django Software Foundation is now a participant in the Benevity Workplace Giving program. When your employer becomes a member of the Benevity community, you are able to make donations to the DSF via payroll deduction. Many employers offer a matching contribution as well, increasing the amount that the DSF receives from your donation.

Benevity is available to employers in any country, and works with your company’s payroll department for ease of use from set up to payments.

Check with your employer to see if they participate in Benevity, or visit the Benevity website to find out more if your employer is not yet part of the Benevity program.

Amazon Smile

Lastly, we've signed up the DSF as a recipient for Amazon Smile. When you shop at Amazon, you can nominate for 0.5% of the purchase price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to be donated to the Django Software Foundation.

For more details, or to sign up, visit the Amazon Smile website.

As always, if you have any questions about any of these programs, or if you have suggestions about other creative ways that the DSF can raise funds to support our activities, please get in touch!

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