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Support Apache: Individual Giving and Sponsorship Programs

The Apache Software Foundation (ASF) is the world’s largest Open Source software foundation. It provides $20B+ worth of software for the public good at no cost.

As a US 501(c)(3) not-for-profit charitable organization, the ASF depends on a variety of funding sources to sustain its day-to-day activities. Your support enables the all-volunteer ASF to ensure its 350+ community-driven software projects remain freely available to billions of users around the world, and to incubate the next generation of Open Source innovations.

Tax-deductible contributions from corporations, foundations, and private individuals help offset day-to-day operating expenses that include Infrastructure services; Marketing and PR/AR; and Legal, Accounting, and Operational support.

We spend less than 10% of our annual budget on overhead. 75% of the ASF's US$1.5MM annual budget supports running our critical infrastructure (mailing lists, code repositories, bug tracking systems, Web servers, continuous integration servers, bandwidth, electricity, cooling, administrative staff, and more) that keeps the Foundation and its projects functioning 24x7x365. The annual cost is less than US$5K per project.

We are proud to highlight the ASF's diverse accomplishments in our Annual Report. Many of these successes were made possible by your support.

Support the ASF today!

There are many ways to support the ASF, with giving options for individuals and organizations alike. We thank all current ASF supporters and Sponsors for their loyalty and contributions, and look forward to welcoming new donors as we continue to expand our community.

For those based in the US, donations are 100% tax deductible to the full extent of the law. As regulations vary, we encourage you to consult a qualified advisor experienced with your local tax law pertaining to donations. The ASF's tax identification number is 47-0825376. More information about non-profits and related issues can be found at the Internet Nonprofit Center.

The ASF is recognized by Charity Navigator and cited with the Gold Seal of Transparency by GuideStar. For more information, please contact us at fundraising(at)apache(dot)org.

Individual Contributions

Giving to Apache is easy!

Visit to make a one-time or recurring monthly donation and receive an emailed receipt from the ASF for your tax-deductible contribution.

Those seeking to make an immediate donation with a debit/credit card, Apple/Google/Microsoft Pay, ACH electronic transfer, PayPal, and other methods may do so using using the quick links below.

ASF Sponsorship

Sponsorship provides essential support to all aspects of the ASF as it fulfills its mission of providing software for the public good.

You can make a lasting impact and be formally recognized as a sponsor of the Foundation! The Sponsorship Program page is the official path for substantial, non-directed monetary contributions to the ASF.

Contact fundraising(at)apache(dot)org for more information.

Targeted Sponsorship

Targeted Sponsorship provides the ASF with non-cash contributions aimed at specific activities, projects, or programs, such as donating cloud services, providing legal services, underwriting ApacheCon attendees’ expenses, funding project hackathons, and contributing documentation resources.

Targeted Sponsorships benefit the ASF in addition to funding our general operations. We invite you to view our guidelines to see if Targeted Sponsorship is right for you.

Corporate Giving Programs

The impact of your gift to the ASF as part of an annual corporate giving program bolsters the ASF’s mission. Corporate giving programs at Bloomberg, IBM, Microsoft, PayPal, Vanguard, and many others offer tax benefits, and provide their employees the ability to boost their support of a diverse set of nonprofit projects.

The ASF is an official charity in the Benevity Causes Portal, as part of numerous corporate giving initiatives such as The American Online Giving Foundation, the Microsoft Tech Talent for Good volunteer program and Charles Schwab Charitable. For more information, visit

Corporate Matching Gifts

Matching gift programs amplify corporate contributions and help further support the ASF.

Employers such as American Express, AOL, Bloomberg, IBM, and Microsoft match contributions and volunteer hours made by their employees. Check with your employer’s Human Resources department to learn how you can double or triple your support of the ASF through a corporate matching gift program.

Contact us at fundraising(at)apache(dot)org to see how your contribution to the ASF can be generously increased.

Make a donation

Those seeking to make a non-financial donation are welcome to contribute their time towards Apache projects and their communities.

As a volunteer-based organization, the ASF stands most in need of volunteers who can work on software, documentation, promotion, and other administrative tasks within each of the ASF projects. Such volunteer contributions from both individuals and corporate entities are the lifeblood of the Foundation.

Thank you in advance for your generosity!

Use your debit or credit card to make a one-time or recurring monthly donation to the ASF.

We will email you a receipt for your tax-deductible contribution.

We welcome online digital payments for those wishing to make donations using Apple Pay, Google Pay, or Microsoft Pay.

We will email you a receipt for your tax-deductible contribution.

We accept ACH bank transfer (eCheck) payments for those wishing to make donations through bank transfers.

We will email you a receipt for your tax-deductible contribution.

Buy Apache-branded swag

Support the ASF through buying a variety of branded merchandise available from RedBubble.

To request Apache projects to be added to the shop, email dev(at)community(dot)apache(dot)org with the corresponding project logo.


Start your retail journey at, select the ASF as your charitable organization, and the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the ASF.

Now that’s smart shopping!

Use your PayPal account to support the ASF via one-time or recurring donations.

Those without a PayPal account may also contribute to the ASF using the PayPal Giving Fund. After you donate, you'll receive a tax receipt from the PayPal Giving Fund.

Mail us a check

Mail your check or money order payable to:

The Apache Software Foundation
1000 N West Street, Suite 1200
Wilmington, DE 19801

To receive a tax receipt, include your email address and the name for whom the donation should be credited (your own or the third party if it is a on behalf of someone else).