Donating money to the GIMP project is easy and important as it allows the project sustainability.

Fund Core Team Developers Directly

While we don’t raise funds to sponsor development as an organization yet, we encourage contributor fundraisers:

  1. Øyvind Kolås raises 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 GEGL maintainer and its primary developer who has been working on it since mid-2000s.

  2. Aryeom and Jehan raise funds for GIMP development and a GIMP-powered animated movie: ZeMarmot (Libre Art, Creative Commons by-sa 4.0 licenses). The funds allow developing features for professional graphics usage and keeping GIMP bug-free. Jehan is a GIMP maintainer and has been one of its most active contributors since 2012, while Aryeom designs and tests features in production ever since, in a professional context.

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.

So far donation through GNOME Foundation can only be used for community needs (conferences, developer meetings… see below) and material renewal. If you would rather fund paid development, favour Core Team developer funding above.

You can choose from several options to support GIMP financially:

Financial help is needed for different reasons. The annual Libre Graphics Meeting is one of these things. It helps 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, 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 on Liberapay. Liberapay is a platform run by a non-profit organization allowing monthly crowdfunding (subscription based). See Wikipedia’s page on Liberapay.


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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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.