The KiCad 2024 Fund Drive surpassed all expectations!
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$100,000+
donated
$100,000 TOTAL

2023/24 Funding Drive Success

The 2023/24 funding drive has been a great success! We have raised $100,000 from more than 2500 donors. Thank you to everyone who has contributed to our campaign. Your support is greatly appreciated. We look forward to another successful year of KiCad development.

This year, we offered a reward for continued support. Our monthly donors received a KiCad shirt, designed by the very talented Mellin Paulo Bernardo.

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Figure 1. Monthly Donor T-Shirt

We are thrilled that more than 150 KiCadders have signed up to support KiCad development on a monthly basis. This ongoing support is crucial to the continued success of the project. Thank you to all of our monthly donors!

People also had the option to get a t-shirt by donating one lump sum of $120 or more. We have shipped more than 220 t-shirts to donors around the world. If you see someone wearing a KiCad t-shirt, be sure to thank them for their support!

One of the fun things about the funding drive is seeing the support from the community. We have received donations from all over the world. KiCad has a global community of engineers, designers and supporters. The chart below shows the distribution of donations by continent.

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Figure 2. Donation Continents

If you missed the funding drive, don’t worry! You can still support KiCad development by donating on our website. We appreciate all donations, no matter how big or small. Monthly donations are especially helpful, as they provide a stable source of income for the project. And you can still get your supporter t-shirt.

If you have any questions about the funding drive, please contact us at [email protected]. Thank you again to everyone who has supported KiCad. We look forward to another great year of KiCad development!



See Also

KiCad's Historic Price Increase: A Leap into the Future
2024-04-01

Dear KiCad Community,

In light of recent global economic trends and the inflationary pressures that have affected all economies, we at KiCad have arrived at a difficult decision. After much deliberation and extensive analysis, we are announcing our first ever price increase of 50% for downloading KiCad.

2023 End of Year Fund Drive
2024-01-10

It is that time of year again! The KiCad project is excited to announce our 2023 end of year funding drive. With the release of KiCad version 8.0 just around the corner, we are looking forward to the next year of development. Our supporters' contributions have done more to build the features of version 8 than any other source of funding. With your help, we can make version 9 better than ever!