The OpenBSD Foundation

Our 2019 Fundraising Campaign

The OpenBSD Foundation needs your help to achieve our fundraising goal of $300,000 for 2019.

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.

2018 was another good year for the foundation financially, with the largest single donation coming from Handshake.

The next largest donor in 2018 was the OpenBSD community. Hundreds of smaller contributors collectively made the community one of our two Iridium level sponsors for 2018.

We had one Platinum level sponsor for 2018 - Yandex.

In addition to these there was one Gold sponsors Microsoft Corporation, two Silver sponsors - 2Keys Security Solutions and John Carmack and a Bronze sponsor - genua gmbh.

Our goal for 2019 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.

Donations to the foundation can be made on our Donations Page. We can be contacted regarding corporate sponsorship at