The Center for the Cultivation of Technology is a German charity, which means that donations to our projects are tax-deductible across Europe.

For Germany, you can download a general donation receipt that together with your bank statement is sufficient to claim taxes on donations up to 200€.

For other European countries and larger donations, we're happy to provide individual donation receipts and work with you on their recognition. For that, please send us your full name and postal address and the date of your transaction to

Wir sind eine gemeinnützige Organisation, somit können Spenden an uns europaweit von der Steuer abgesetzt werden. Für Spenden bis 200€ reicht der Kontoauszug zusammen mit unserem vereinfachten Spendennachweis, für größere Spenden schicke uns bitte deine Postanschrift und das Datum der Spende.

Donate to Tails

To donate to the Tails project via SEPA wire transfer, use:

Account holder: Center for the Cultivation of Technology
Subject: TAILS-R43NGFR9
IBAN: DE65 4306 0967 4111 9411 01
Bank: GLS Gemeinschaftsbank, Christstrasse 9, 44789 Bochum, Germany.

For US ACH wire transfers, use:

Account holder: Center for the Cultivation of Technology
Subject: TAILS-R43NGFR9
Account number: 8310006087
ACH Routing number: 026073150
Wire routing number: 026073008
Bank: Transferwise, 19 W 24th Street, New York 10010, USA.

We are working on support for donations by credit card, Paypal, Bitcoin and gift vouchers.

Privacy Policy

We do not record IP addresses. We do not even share your data with the affiliated projects without your explicit permission, and we won't send you any communication apart from what is necessary to process your donation (no, we won't sign you up automatically for any newsletters).

We have a legal obligation to keep transaction data for accounting purposes, but we make every effort to protect the data and only disclose it when necessary (for financial auditing or other legal reasons).

The transaction codes listed above help us map donations to projects, but they are static per project and are not generated individually.

Interested? Get in touch!

We are ready for your project if you need help with grants and contracts.

It will take us a while to build a platform to allow projects to easily interface with their budgets, and before we can manage individual donations to projects. Leave your e-mail address and we will get in touch as soon as we’re there!

All excited, and you want to help? Check out our issue tracker and come visit us on IRC!