Contributing to the Mozilla Foundation

Nick Nguyen (osunick)

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The following is a guest post from Chelsea Novak, Marketing and Fundraising Manager at the Mozilla Foundation

A few add-on authors have asked about directing contributions to the Mozilla Foundation. You definitely can- if you’re an add-on author and
interested in directing your contributions to the Mozilla Foundation, it’s simple and easy to do. Just set the PayPal e-mail to accounting@mozilla.org and contributions to your add-on will be directed to the Mozilla Foundation PayPal account.

You can add the following text to your add-on description so that contributors know where their money is going:

“All contributions for this add-on go to the Mozilla Foundation. Mozilla promotes openness, innovation and participation on the Internet. Learn more at www.mozilla.org/foundation.”

If you have any questions about the Foundation or our activities, please contact us at donations@mozilla.org or ping us in the #foundation IRC channel.

4 responses

  1. jruderman wrote on :

    Can we change the contribute-link text for such extensions?

    “The developer of this add-on asks that you help support its continued development by making a small contribution.”

    This text is larger and higher on the page, so I think it’s important for it to not mislead.

    Example: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/6622

  2. Wladimir Palant wrote on ::

    Nick, this is a really great idea. However, the add-on description is located way below the contribution message, this way most people will not notice that the contribution will not go to the add-on author (especially given that the contribution message suggests otherwise). While I would love to participate in the contributions program and support Mozilla Foundation at the same time – this feels like giving people wrong expectations which is why I disabled contributions for Adblock Plus again.

  3. Ken Saunders wrote on ::

    Ya, good idea, more work for ya’ll, but good idea.

    Something like,

    “The developer of this add-on asks that you help support his online porn addiction”

    JK

  4. Subrata wrote on :

    It would be nice to have an option for “percent of contribution” goes to Mozilla and developer can choose what percent he/she wants to contribute to Mozilla.