Tails is their strongest protection

At Tails, we build a liberating operating system that puts people in control of their digital lives.

In 2023, Tails touched the lives of approximately 25 000 individuals daily, and will surpass a staggering 10 million uses. Over the years, Tails has become an invaluable ally for those on the front lines of truth-seeking and progressive political advocacy:

  • Investigative journalists have used Tails to securely unearth corruption and wrongdoing, without fear of reprisal. For example, journalists from PODER and Serendipia used Tails to investigate the systematic espionage of feminists and LGBTQIA+ groups by the Mexican army.

  • Activists have used Tails to organize and communicate with each other, even in repressive regimes. For example, reproductive rights activists in Brazil have used Tails to protect their work and personal data from intrusive law enforcement and boyfriends alike.

  • Whistleblowers have used Tails to expose wrongdoing without compromising their identities or endangering their sources. For example, Edward Snowden and his collaborators used Tails to expose the massive global surveillance programs orchestrated by the NSA and the Five Eyes intelligence alliance.

Tails is non-profit, and runs on a relatively small budget. We have punched above our weight thanks to your support, and we continue to need your support every year.

By donating to Tails, you can help us to continue developing and improving Tails, and to make it more accessible to people who need it most.

Monthly and yearly donations, even the smallest, are the most valuable for the sustainability of Tails. They require a PayPal account.

We will use the email address provided in the PayPal form.

If you need a donation receipt, contact us at
fundraising@tails.net.

美元捐款

定期捐款

Monthly and yearly donations, even the smallest, are the most valuable for the sustainability of Tails. They require a PayPal account.




单次捐款

Does not require a PayPal account.



Your donation goes entirely to Tails and will be handled by Riseup Labs which is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in the USA.
Donations are tax-deductible to the full extent permitted by law.

If you need a donation receipt, contact us at fundraising@tails.net.

Become a sponsor

All donations, grants, and awards of more than $1 000 appear in our list of sponsors.

Come talk to us and become a sponsor yourself!

其它捐款方式

比特币

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Monero

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Other cryptocurrencies

Supporting more cryptocurrencies implies more work for us: learning how they work, installing the software in a secure place, monitoring their value and trading them, etc.

To make a good use of our time, we focus on the cryptocurrencies that are the easiest for us to accept and the most popular.

Until now, cryptocurrencies other than Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Monero represent less than 1% of our donations in cryptocurrencies. Unfortunately, we had to stop accepting Ethereum. We want to see other cryptocurrencies gain real popularity before spending more time on them.

Cash and US checks

You can send us cash in any currency and US checks by post:

Riseup Labs
PO Box 3027
Lacey, WA 98509

Please add a note that your donation is for Tails.

Checks should be made payable to Riseup Labs.

银行汇款

German bank account (preferred)

These instructions also work with Wise.

Account holder: Center for Cultivation of Technology gGmbH
IBAN: DE65 4306 0967 4111 9411 01
BIC: GENODEM1GLS
银行: GLS Gemeinschaftsbank eG
Bank address: Christstrasse 9, 44789, Bochum, Germany

Please make sure to mention the purpose of transfer:

Purpose of transfer: TAILS-R43NGFR9

Your donation goes entirely to Tails and will be handled by the Center for the Cultivation of Technology (CCT) which is a nonprofit organization in Germany.
Donations are tax-deductible to the full extent permitted by law.

Corporate matching donation programs

Search for Riseup Labs and donate to Tails via Riseup Labs.

If you cannot specify that your donation to Riseup Labs is for Tails, please let us know so we can attribute your donation to Tails specifically. Liberate (aka Riseup Labs) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit in the USA.

Contact

If you have any question or problem regarding your donation, our fundraising team is here to help you:

fundraising@tails.net (OpenPGP key)

Where our money comes from

  • Passionate people like you
    (69%)
  • Entities related to the US government
    (20%)

    like the US Department of State and Internews
  • Foundations & NGOs
    (6%)

    like Tor and RIPE NCC
  • Private companies
    (5%)

    like ProtonMail and ThinkPenguin

我们如何处理这些金钱

  • Releases, maintenance, and infrastructure
    (38%)

    Tails is an endless work of updates and maintenance: publishing a new release every 4 weeks to fix security vulnerabilities, adapting to new versions of the underlying software, keeping our website and development infrastructure secure and reliable, etc.

  • New features and major improvements
    (26%)

    In 2022, we restructured the installation instructions, fixed many usability issues in the Tor Connection assistant, and redesigned the Persistent Storage.

  • User experience, documentation, and support
    (19%)

    Even the most secure software is worthless if the people who need it cannot use it. We work hard to understand our users, make it easy to use Tails, and help them make informed security decisions.

  • Administration and fundraising
    (17%)

    We make the most of the money that we receive because we prefer spending our time improving Tails for our users.