The Jenkins project operates thanks to individual and company contributors investing their time and resources to maintain and evolve the project. The best way to help the project is to participate and contribute, volunteer time is the most precious resource for an open-source project. We will appreciate any contributions to the Jenkins: code, documentation, etc. If you have no opportunity to contribute your time, we also appreciate donations of money and equipment.
Your donations help to keep the project going and to accelerate its evolution:
Facilitating key initiatives within the Jenkins Roadmap: new features, documentation, user experience improvement, etc.
Organizing community events and outreach programs
Running self-funded mentorship programs like Outreachy and Community Bridge
Swag for active Jenkins contributors
Operating and infrastructure expenses not covered by existing sponsorships
Certificates and domains for our websites, network transit costs, hardware for self-hosted services
Cost of SaaS services not covered by sponsorships
Funding the JEP-12: Jenkins Travel Grant Program to help community members to attend Jenkins related events.
Your contribution will NOT be used for paying personnel, for placing ads, or for other forms of commercial promotion. The Jenkins project has no personnel on payroll, all contributions come from individual and company contributors. Sponsorships cover most of our "big" expenses: most of the infrastructure costs, contributor summits, meetup accounts, swag, etc. It allows spending the most of donations on targeted projects focused on evolving the project and the community. Many initiatives we run require "just" hundreds or thousands of US dollars, even small contributions can make a real difference for the project and its users.
The Jenkins project has an account on the Community Bridge funding platform. It provides support for donations by individuals and by organizations, including anonymous donations. Minimum donation is 5 USD for individuals and 500 USD for organizations.
You can make a one-time donation or configure monthly donations using your credit card.
Organizations can also make a donation via invoice
See JEP-15: Jenkins funding on Community Bridge for more details about the donation process and targets.
In showing our appreciation, we’ll send out a special "friend of Jenkins" plugin to those who have donated at least 25 USD / 25 EUR. This plugin adds a little icon in the footer section, telling that you are a friend of Jenkins. You can install this to your Jenkins to show off that you’ve helped us.
This page describes donations to the Jenkins project in general. Plugin and component maintainers may define their own donation guidelines. Such information can be found in their documentation and in GitHub repositories.