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Riseup works tirelessly to create grassroots technology alternatives that address the communication needs of people and organizations working for social change. When you get a service from a corporation that doesn’t charge you, chances are that the money comes from extensive surveillance. Riseup, on the other hand, relies on donations by users like you who believe in supporting democratic alternatives.
For more information about Riseup, you can meet our members and check out our project areas. Riseup is a registered nonprofit under section
501(c)(4) of the US Internal Revenue Code.
Donations to riseup.net are not tax-deductible. If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation (US), you can contribute to our sister organization, Riseup Labs.
If you are a programmer, you can support Riseup by writing code.
- Individuals: We ask that individuals with email accounts or owners of lists give monthly or yearly. If you are broke, live in the global South, or live somewhere with a devalued currency, we don’t expect you to give. This means that those with money in the global North should contribute extra as an act of solidarity. If you are unsure how much to contribute, might we suggest $5-$15 a month? If you can do more, please do!
- Groups: We rely on organizations with email accounts or lists to contribute. It is especially essential for organizations with big mailing lists to contribute, as such lists are costly for us to provide. As a rough guideline, we ask that organizations annually contribute at least 1% of their annual budget–this is a $100 a year donation for an organization with an annual budget of $10,000.
If you have a big list with over a hundred subscribers or with high traffic and lots of archives, increase the suggested donation amount several fold.
Please consider donating more if you can afford it. Any money left over after we have met our basic expenses gets folded back into providing service to more users. If you are making a large donation (thank you!), then please consider sending a check or money order through the mail–online payment systems take a cut of about 3%.
All financial decisions by the Riseup Collective are made using the consensus process by collective members.
Donate by mail
Make cheques or money orders payable to “Riseup Networks” and send them here:
Riseup Networks PO Box 3027 Lacey, WA 98509 USA
We also happily accept wads of crumped up currency.
**NOTE: Do NOT send cheques from outside of the US! We cannot deposit them!
Unfortunately, we don’t have the labor to send you a letter of thanks when we receive your donation. Please know that we are so incredibly grateful: your support is our lifeblood and makes all our hard work possible. We love you for putting your money where your values are!
Exception: We are required by law to annually report the identity of any donor who gives more than $5,000 USD.
Donate by credit card
Paypal accepts credit cards and supports recurring donations (for recurring donations, a PayPal account is required).
To create a recurring payment, please enter your preferred donation and check the "Make this a monthly donation" box.
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One Time Donation
Donations made via Liberapay can be by credit or debit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express), or by direct debit of a Euro bank account (for donations in Euro only). Donations through Liberapay can be one-time or recurring. Liberapay is a non-profit subscription donation and payment service based on free software.
Bitcoin is a decentralized peer-to-peer electronic cryptocurrency.
Then click the Generate button on our page below (where it says "Grab a new address"), use that address in the To box in Coinbase.
If you know a better way to do this, please let us know!
One Time Donation
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Zcash is a cryptocurrency featuring optional user anonymity, optional transaction amount anonymity, and low transaction fees. We accept donations via a public, unshielded t-address. You may donate to this address from either a public t- or shielded z-address, but please note that your identity and transaction amount will only be hidden from your egress if you send your donation from a z-address.
Monero is a cryptocurrency similar to Bitcoin, with a focus on private and censorship-resistant transactions.
Ethereum is a decentralized, smart contract system. Ether is the native cryptocurrency of the platform. Ethereum intends to cut its energy costs significantly.
Bitcoin Cash a hard fork of Bitcoin. Bitcoin Cash is not Bitcoin. If you send Bitcoin to a Bitcoin Cash address, the money will be lost forever.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why do you only accept bank transfers in EUR?
Sending directly to our US credit union often is difficult and does not work, and when it does work, we get charged a $13 fee for each transfer, so it is not economical.
How do I donate in currencies other than USD or EUR?
First of all, if you live outside the US, please consider supporting a local tech collective in your area. If you want to send us a donation, here are a few options:
- If you have a credit card, you can use the online donation link above. You can also use paypal, if it is supported in your country.
- You can send us cash in any currency in the mail to our PO Box. People do this all the time.
- You can donate using cryptocurrency.
How do I donate anonymously?
You have two options:
- Send cash to the address listed above.
- Or use a cryptocurrency. Monero and Zcash are anonymous. For Bitcoin, you need to do a bit of work if you want to ensure strong anonymity with Bitcoin.
How do I cancel recurring payments?
Here’s how to cancel your subscription through paypal.com:
To cancel a subscription, follow these steps:
- Log in to your PayPal account.
- Click Settings gear icon.
- Select Preapproved Paymets under Payment settings.
- Select the merchant whose agreement you want to cancel and click Cancel.
- Click Cancel Profile to confirm your request.