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Donations to the KDE e.V.

Support KDE e.V.

The KDE e.V. is a registered non-profit organization and accepted as tax-exempt. Its articles of association oblige to spend all donations it gets to support the KDE project. You can help the KDE project by donating to the KDE e.V. or by becoming a Supporting Member.

KDE e.V. does not accept donations of "crypto" coins: Bitcoin, Etherium, Litecoin, Dogecoin and all the others. The tax regime that covers German not-for-profit associations considers those coins a form of speculation which would endanger our status -- so regretfully you cannot donate them directly. Cash out and then use a traditional method to donate.

One-time donations

For a one-time donation, the donations page can be used for any amount through a wide range of payment options.

Recurring donations

If you want to support KDE by regularly donating money, consider becoming a Supporting Member. The donations page has additional information on your options.

Individual Supporting Membership

You can become an individual Supporting Member of KDE e.V. through the Join the Game support program. Click on the image below to learn more about it!

Join the Game and support KDE

Corporate Supporting Membership

Please see our Supporting Membership information page for more information.


If you have any questions or are looking for more specific ways to support KDE please contact the board of the KDE e.V.

Donations and taxes

As the KDE e.V. is a not-for-profit organisation (Gemeinnütziger Verein), donations in Germany can be deducted from your taxes. Please refer to this page (in German) for more detailed information.

Receipts (Spendenquittungen)

If you need a receipt ("Spendenquittung") for your donation, please contact the KDE e.V. treasurer.