The OpenBSD Foundation needs your help to achieve our fundraising goal of $300,000 for 2018.
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.
2017 was another good year for the foundation financially, with the largest single donation coming from Smartisan for the second year in a row.
The next largest donor in 2017 was the OpenBSD community. Hundreds of smaller contributors collectively made the community one of our two Platinum level sponsors for 2017.
Our other Platinum level sponsor for 2017 was the Pineapple Fund.
In addition to these three we had two Gold sponsors, three Silver sponsors and one Bronze sponsor.
Our goal for 2018 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.