Donating to Unicode

This page is for regular donations. If you are interested in adopting a character, please go to Adopt A Character.

The Unicode Consortium is dedicated to the goal that all the world’s languages can be used on computers everywhere, from mobile phones to supercomputers.

The Consortium is a non-profit organization, funded by membership fees and donations from individuals, corporations, and other organizations. Your donations help support the vital work of the Consortium, making modern software and computing systems support the widest range of human languages. The Consortium will use your donation to improve language support and preserve digital heritage. For more details, see How Your Donations are Used. In addition to making a donation, you may also want to join the Unicode Consortium.

You may make a donation by credit card. When you make a payment with your credit card, it is processed by Stripe. The Consortium has 501(c)(3) tax status, and donations are tax-deductible in the United States to the extent allowed by law. In making a donation to the Unicode Consortium, a 501(c)(3) organization, the donor understands that charitable donations are not refundable.

The Unicode Consortium is a small non-profit organization.

Please allow up to 30 days for processing of character adoptions and other payments.

Thank you for your patience.