Contributing to the Mozilla Foundation via AMO

8 02 2010

A few add-on authors have asked about directing contributions for add-ons 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. Thanks to Nick and Shawn for this idea!



6 responses

9 02 2010
Alexander Limi

I assume there’s already a bug filed to make this an available option in the UI for the next update of AMO? :)

9 02 2010
Chelsea Novak

Now that’s a great idea. :)

9 02 2010
Wladimir Palant

I really like this option. Unfortunately, the contribution message suggests that the contribution will go to the add-on developer and the add-on description is way below it (easy to miss). This feels like giving people wrong expectations. Is there already a bug to add individual text to the contribution message? At the very least Alexander’s suggestion should be implemented along with a different (not misleading) message for that case. Once that’s available I will happily redirect Adblock Plus contributions to Mozilla Foundation.

9 02 2010
Chelsea Novak

Very much agreed. This process could be a lot clearer. I’ll add this suggestion to the bug as well. Thanks!

9 02 2010
Chelsea Novak

Bug filed. Please feel free to add your suggestions to it as well!

16 04 2010
Donations through AMO: Suggested Thank You text « Chelsea Novak

[…] through AMO: Suggested Thank You text 16 04 2010 Are you one of the many Add-on authors directing your contributions to Mozilla Foundation? If so, thanks so much! Also, to make setting up your contribution module […]

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