Mozilla Foundation Directed Giving Enables Specific Donations for Bugzilla, Camino, SeaMonkey and Accessibility

Sunday December 16th, 2007

Frank Hecker has announced the Mozilla Foundation's directed giving program, which allows donors to the Mozilla Foundation to support one of four specific projects.

While the Mozilla Foundation has accepted donations since shortly after its establishment in 2003, it has not previously been possible for supporters to specify how they want their money to be spent. With the launch of the directed giving program, Mozilla donors can now allocate their funds to be spent on Bugzilla (the open-source bug tracking software used by many software development projects), Camino (the Mozilla-powered native Mac OS X browser), SeaMonkey (the community-driven continuation of the Mozilla Application Suite) or the Mozilla Accessibility Community (which aims to make Mozilla software easier to use for users with disabilities).

The Mozilla Foundation will keep track of the amount of money donated to each project and will work with the individual project teams to identify and fund suitable initiatives. If no suitable activities can be identified or a project becomes inactive or otherwise ineligible to receive the money, the Mozilla Foundation will use the allocated cash for other purposes.

To kick-start the directed giving program, the Mozilla Foundation is matching donations two-to-one until the end of the year: for every dollar donated towards a specific project through Monday 31st December 2007, the Mozilla Foundation will add an extra two dollars, up to a maximum of US$10,000 per project.

To make a contribution under the directed giving program, go to the Bugzilla donation page, the Camino donation page, the SeaMonkey donation page or the Mozilla Accessibility donation page.

#1 Thunderbird?

by jensend

Monday December 17th, 2007 7:31 PM

And where is the mailnews donation stuff?

#2 :)

by roseman

Wednesday December 19th, 2007 3:11 PM

i sent in a small donation to Support SeaMonkey project.