donations 2019 – the organisations we supported last year

Dear users,

users leaving our service will normally not get a refund but donate their remaining credit balance to a good cause. Today, we would like to publish how the user donations from 2019 were distributed among the three selected organisations (rounded up to the next full hundred):

Eyes Open: EUR 2.100 EUR 4.900
Whistleblower Net: EUR 1.800

Most of the donations were small amounts, and we are extremely pleased that the overall sum came to EUR 8.800. Many thanks to everyone who has made this possible. We will pass on the money collected to those organisations on behalf of all current and former users who made donations.

Independently of the donations made by our users, we have also made contributions of our own to different organisations and events. In the spirit of transparency, we are publishing the details here. In 2019, the Heinlein Support GmbH made the following donations and sponsorships totalling EUR 12.050:

Atmosfair: EUR 2.000 (EUR 1.500 donation plus EUR 500 CO2 compensation for our business flights)
BELUG (Berlin Linux User Group): 200,- EUR
Digitalcourage e.V.: EUR 1.500 donation
Free Software Foundation (FSFE): EUR 2.400 annual donation
Open Source Business Alliance: EUR 5.950 sponsorship of the project "Open Source in the public sector"

Note: Heinlein Support has been hosting the e-mail traffic of Atmosfair, as well as mailing lists for Digitalcourage and the working group on data retention. Our donations are made regardless of this.

Your team at & Heinlein Support