The OpenBSD Foundation needs your help to achieve our fundraising goal of $300,000 for 2017.
Reaching this goal will ensure the continued health of the projects we support, will enable us to help them do more, and will avoid the distraction of financial emergencies that could spell the end of the projects.
2016 was another good year for the foundation financially, with a single donation from Smartisan exceeding our target for the entire year!
The next largest donor in 2016 was the OpenBSD community. Hundreds of smaller contributors collectively made up our 2nd Iridium sponsor for 2016.
In addition to these two we had one Platinum sponsor, one Gold sponsor, four Silver sponsors and three Bronze sponsors.
Our goal for 2017 is to increase the amount of support we offer for development, without compromising our regular support for the projects. We would like to:
To achieve our goal we need both Individual and Corporate sponsorship of the foundation. To put our goal in context:
As an individual or corporation, the best kind of donation we can receive is a recurring donation. This allows longer term planning on our part, instead of hoping for one time cash infusions. The easiest way for an individual to support us in this way is a recurring PayPal donation, which is our preference.