KiCad Donate FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

All donations are used to develop the KiCad EDA. We hire programmers, technical writers and UX engineers to make the next version of KiCad better than ever.

No. KiCad works in partnership with KiCad Services Corporation and the Linux Foundation. Neither is a charitable organization under US tax law.

KiCad accepts donations in US dollars, Euros, Pounds, Yen and Yuan. If you would like KiCad to accept your local currency, please reach out to us.

Donations are accepted by credit card, Apple Pay and Google Pay in all currencies. If donating in Yuan, you may also select AliPay. If donating in Euro, you may also select SOFORT, iDEAL, giropay or SEPA debit

Please e-mail us with all of your contact information and and explaination of what you need corrected.

We are grateful for any amount you contribute. You can type in a custom amount or use the slider for preset suggestions.

100% of the contribution received goes to developing KiCad and the KiCad community. But we do have some overhead in payment processing.
  • Our payment processor charges 2.9% + 30¢ for US$ transactions.
  • Credit card transactions and AliPay in non-US currency cost 4.9% + 30¢.
  • Payments via iDEAL, SOFORT, giropay and SEPA are more efficient and charge between 80¢ and 2.4% + 30¢.