A Birthday Gift for Blender – Donation Drive 2023

Blender Foundation Launches 30th Anniversary Fundraiser

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands – The Blender Foundation today announced an ambitious community-wide fundraiser to triple its donations before the end of the year in celebration of its 30th anniversary. This campaign, themed “A gift for Blender,” aims to secure at least 10,000 donations to support the continued development and maintenance of the beloved free and open-source 3D creation software.

Blender is free for everyone. However, developing and maintaining the project is not without cost. These costs are covered by donations from thousands of individuals and several corporations. While having a good relationship with corporations is important, individual donations from users are crucial, as they allow Blender to remain an independent community project.

To encourage participation, supporters of the December donation drive will receive a special “30 Years” badge in their Blender ID and have their name permanently recorded in the donation logs. 

The Blender Foundation invites individuals and organizations to join the 30th anniversary fundraiser and make a gift to Blender. Every donation, no matter the size, contributes to the continued success of development projects at blender.org and Blender’s ability to empower creative expression around the world.

About the Blender Foundation

The Blender Foundation is a public benefit organization that supports the development of Blender, a free and open-source 3D creation suite used by millions of artists, designers, filmmakers, and professionals worldwide. The foundation is committed to ensuring that Blender remains a powerful, free and open-source tool for creative expression and innovation.


Ton Roosendaal, Blender Foundation
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