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Your donation to the Foundation lets us improve and maintain the site, support the community, and continue to let hosts and guests develop lifelong friendships. Thanks! Questions about donations and how we use your generous donations? Donation Level FAQs.

Your security is very important to us, all transactions are protected by secure encryption and we will never store your card details. You can pay with debit/credit card, which is handled by the Stripe payment gateway, or with PayPal. Both methods are fully PCI compliant and your card information will never travel through this site.

Signing up for any of these donation levels means you will not receive email appeals or on-site donation appeals for a year.


Basic Donation Level

Thanks! Your contribution makes a world of difference to our ability to keep this site and community going. We love you for it!

Loved By Many

Supporter Donation Level

Thanks! Your contribution will help us maintain the helpdesk for member support, manage the Trust and Safety Group, and improve our volunteer management. If everybody were as generous as you we'd be done now!


Maintainer Donation Level

You're awesome! Your contribution will let us maintain and improve the mobile apps and even do a mobile-friendly version of the website.

$100 and Up

Founder Donation Level

Thanks! Your top-level donation will let us implement much-requested new features, like traveler profiles, formalized hosting requests, and host scheduling. (Please note that if you want to give any amount by check, the details are at the bottom of this page.)

$0 Free

Free Donation Level

Thanks for showing your support for by choosing the free donation level. We ask you to consider donating someday in the future when it is possible to help keep the site going, just like your commitment to reciprocate by hosting "someday in the future" when it is possible.

$0 Free

Hosting-Only Donation Level

The free Hosting-Only donation level is for our amazing hosts who don't travel but who contribute to this international community through their hospitality. Thanks!

Donations are tax-deductible in the USA. More questions? Read the Donation/Membership FAQ.

If you would prefer to send us a check (US Dollars please), Foundation, 3980 N. Broadway Suite 103, PMB 187, Boulder, CO 80304. Thanks!

You're welcome to contact us any time via the Contact Form, email (

(The Foundation is a certified nonprofit 501(c)(3) with the US government, US EIN is 46-1370418, phone +1 (720) 259-9684, view the IRS letter, verify its status at the IRS website.)

Transparency information: All governance documents are in the leadership forumJanuary 2015 Annual Report2015 budgetArticles of Incorporation and BylawsBoard of Directors information.