The Mana World:Donations
The Mana World Donations
Donations sent to The Mana World are processed by Software in the Public Interest (SPI), a non-profit organization which TMW is a member of.
SPI qualifies as a domestic public charity for purposes of US tax law. Many US taxpayers can receive a tax deduction for their donations to SPI. As a US non-profit, SPI is unable to provide donation tax benefits under non-US tax systems, with limited treaty-based exceptions for Canadian, Mexican, and Israeli taxpayers who have US source income.
All transaction costs (such as the fees charged to process credit cards and wire transfers) are deducted from the contribution. 5% of the remainder is deducted for SPI overhead. The remaining money is held by SPI on behalf of The Mana World. Once held by SPI, funds may only be transferred to another 501(c)3 US non-profit with a compatible purpose. Examples of such non-profits include the Apache Software Foundation, the Software Freedom Conservancy, and the Free Software Foundation.
Since The Mana World currently has no operating costs whatsoever, please consider donating directly to SPI, which will in turn re-distribute your donations among sister projects, where most needed.
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Your donations are anonymous and your name, address or other personal details will never be published.
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SPI can accept donations for the project in three ways: checks, credit cards, and PayPal. Checks must be in American or Canadian dollars and are mailed directly to SPI's mailing address. We can accept one-time or recurring donations.