Our 2020 Fundraising Campaign
The OpenBSD Foundation needs your help to achieve our
fundraising goal of $300,000 for 2020.
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.
2019 was another great year for the foundation financially, with the
largest single donation coming from Smartisan.
The next largest donors in 2019 were the OpenBSD community,
Yandex and Google
all of which made Platinum level contributions.
We had two Gold contributors in 2019 Facebook and Microsoft.
In addition to these there was one Silver sponsors 2Keys Security Solutions
and two Bronze sponsors: genua gmbh and ThinkstCanary.
Our goal for 2020 is to increase the amount of support we offer
for development, without compromising our regular support for the projects.
We would like to:
- Plan and support more developer events (hackathons), and allow for more
developers to attend these events.
- Continue to improve the project infrastructure.
- Fund more dedicated developer time for targeted development of specific
To achieve our goal we need both Individual and Corporate sponsorship of
the foundation. To put our goal in context:
- If $10 were given for every installation of OpenBSD in the last year from
the master site (ignoring the mirrors) we would be at our goal.
- If $2 were given for every download of the OpenSSH source code in the
last year from the master site (ignoring the mirrors) we would be at our goal.
- If a penny was donated for every pf or OpenSSH installed with a
mainstream operating system or phone in the last year we would be at our goal.
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
We can be contacted regarding corporate sponsorship at