Contributing to the Mozilla Foundation

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 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”

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

4 comments on “Contributing to the Mozilla Foundation”

  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.


  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”


  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.