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Donation Drive

Thanks to everyone who helped us exceed our goal of $20,000.00 USD by May 12th!

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Donations support sprints, meetups, community events, Python documentation, fiscal sponsorships, software development, and community projects. Your contributions help fund the critical tools you use every day. 

It’s simple - click on the amount you would like to give, and enter your email address. Confirm your contribution and you will be able to pay with your PayPal account or a credit or debit card. 

Donations are tax-deductible for organizations that pay taxes in the United States

As a thank-you, we'll enter you into our drawing to win awesome prizes! 

  • Ticket to PyCon 2019 (1 winner) 
  • Photos with Guido van Rossum at PyCon 2018 (must be present to win)
  • Lunch with Guido van Rossum at PyCon (8 winners -must be present to win)
  • Custom designed Guido t-shirt (5 winners)   
  • "I Donated" stickers 
  • Custom designed "Guido" stickers 
  • A one-year subscription to O'Reilly Media's Safari books online
  • A Python book bundle from No Starch Press
  • Your choice of any (4) Python-related titles currently available from Apress
  • (1) Course of your choice taught by David Beazley.  All courses are taught in Chicago. The winner is responsible for travel and lodging. If the winner is unable to accept, there will be another drawing to award the prize.
  • (2) Copies of Python Interview by Mike Driscoll, published by Packt
  • (1) Copy of Two Scoops of Django 1.11, by Daniel Roy Greenfeld and Audrey Roy Greenfeld .

What does the Python Software Foundation do?

  • The PSF holds and protects the trademarks behind the Python programming language. 
    We awarded over 220 grants worldwide in 2017 thanks to the revenue generated through PyCon (40 more than in 2016) amounting to more than $257,000. 
  • We support the website and the Python Package Index (PyPI) that hosts thousands of third-party modules for Python. The PSF was just awarded $170,000 grant from Mozilla Open Source Program to improve the sustainability of PyPI. 
  • PyCon 2017 brought together 3,389 attendees from 41 countries. Our sponsors’ support enabled us to award $89,000 in financial aid to 194 attendees.
  • The Community Service Awards for 2017 were given to 6 individuals who have contributed to the scientific Python community, iPython, JuPyter, pandas, twisted, and Python 3, in addition to those who organized and chaired Python events. 
  • The 2017 Distinguished Service Award (the Foundation's highest award) was given to Tim Peters. The CSA is given for actions which carry a significant impact that shapes the Python world, whether through contributions of code, efforts in community action, or otherwise.
  • We provide fiscal support to 11 groups by collecting targeted donations and reimbursing expenses on a project’s behalf. 
  • Our blog writers keep the public aware of major PSF involvements. You can read our stories on We also use social media to stay connected to our community.
  • We support Python programmers worldwide by funding sprints and workshops that enable people to work on Python-related projects that advance the mission of the PSF.

About the PSF

The Python Software Foundation is a non-profit organization entirely supported by its sponsor members and the public.  Our mission is to further the development of the Python language and its applications.

Payments are processed by PayPal but may be made either through your existing PayPal account or your credit card.  You will choose your payment method after you are transferred to the PayPal server.

How the Donation Works

If you wish to use a credit card, once on the PayPal site click the link "Don't have a PayPal account?", which will take you to a credit card form.  A PayPal account is not required.

For your security, this website and the PSF do not acquire or retain any of your credit card data.  It is all handled by PayPal.

Following the transaction, you will receive both a PayPal receipt and/or our formal acknowledgment of your tax-deductible (USA) donation.

Please whitelist and check your spam bins if you don't receive the acknowledgment from the PSF.

We appreciate a minimum donation of $20. A donation is not required to enter the drawing.

Your donation supports our mission, helps sustain a vibrant community, shows your support for Open Source, and provides you the opportunity to invest in the community. We rely on memberships, donations, and corporate sponsorships to support sprints, meetups, and community events, and to help support Python documentation, fiscal sponsorships, contributions, and community projects such as:

  • Python Core Mentorship
  • Python Developer's Guide
  • Issue Tracker
  • PyPI - the Python Package Index