The NixOS infrastructure, development and events are funded by its users and sponsors.

Maintaining our build farm and binary cache is very expensive. We depend on your support to ensure the continuous operation and expansion of the NixOS infrastructure.

Please consider donating a small amount every month to contribute to sustainable funding. Donations are handled by a nonprofit organization, the NixOS Foundation.

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Donate to NixOS foundation by purchasing NixOS merchandise.

Donate using Open Collective

NixOS Foundation is using Open Collective to manage the finances so everyone can see where money comes from and where money goes.

With Open Collective you can make a single or recurring contribution by credit card transfer.

Thank you!

Donate with SEPA bank transfer

The NixOS Foundation also accepts donations via SEPA bank transfer. Please send payments to:

Stichting NixOS Foundation, Utrecht, The Netherlands

IBAN: NL13 BUNQ 2061 2530 32

Please add your name and purpose (donation) in the description of the transfer. If you would like to support us with amounts above 2000 euro per year, please contact us at , as this will have tax implications.


The Nix package manager was developed by Eelco Dolstra as part of his PhD research in the TraCE project, funded by the Jacquard programme of the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) and SERC. The first prototype of NixOS was developed by Armijn Hemel as his master’s thesis project. Hydra, the Nix-based continuous build system, was developed as part of the LaQuSo Buildfarm project, funded by NIRICT and LaQuSo.

The following companies and institutes have supported the development of NixOS and hosting for its infrastructure. We are very grateful for that! If you would like to support us as well, please contact The NixOS Foundation.