While we don’t raise funds to sponsor development of GIMP as an organization at this time, we encourage our contributors to run personal fundraisers. Currently there are two such projects.
Øyvind Kolås uses Patreon to raise funds for his work on GEGL, GIMP’s new sophisticated image processing core. This work is crucial to implement features such as non-destructive editing in GIMP, including features known as adjustment layers and layer effects in similar software. Øyvind is the primary developer of GEGL who has been working on it since mid-2000s.
Jehan Pagès runs another Patreon-hosted campaign to raise funds for a GIMP-powered animated movie, ZeMarmot. Part of the funds is spent on development of advanced animation features in GIMP. Jehan is one of the most active contributors to GIMP in recent years who has fixed countless bugs.
Donating money to the GIMP project is easy! The GNOME Foundation has graciously agreed to act as fiscal agents for us. Contributions to the GIMP project can be made by donating to the GNOME Foundation and specifying the GIMP project as the recipient. The GNOME Foundation is a tax-exempt, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization and all donations are tax-deductible in the USA.
You can choose from several options to support GIMP financially:
Financial help is needed for many different reasons. The annual Libre Graphics Meeting is one of the things that the money will go to. It helps us to get as many GIMP Developers to the conference as possible, so that we can do face-to-face team meetings, plan further development, fix bugs, and write new features.
If applicable, please specify whether you want to remain anonymous. While we usually don’t publish the names of donors, this may be considered for exceptional donations.
Many thanks to all our sponsors!
Donate to firstname.lastname@example.org, this will notify us, and the GNOME board, that funds have been donated to the GIMP project. Credit card donations are also accepted via this route.
Donate to GIMP with Flattr. Flattr is a microdonation system. Users are able to pay a small amount every month (minimum 2 euros) and then click Flattr buttons on sites to share the money they paid among those sites, comparable to an Internet tip jar (for more details see Wikipedia’s Flattr article).
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Bitcoin address: 1NVMCeoBfTAJQ1qwX2Dx1C8zkcRCQWwHBq
Cheque, made payable to the GNOME Foundation, and sent to:
GNOME Foundation #117 21 Orinda Way Ste. C Orinda, CA 94563 USA
with a cover-letter (or a note in the “memo” field) saying it is for the GIMP project.