Unredacted is now a 501(c)(3) non-profit



Our 2024 Non-profit Fundraiser has come to a close, and we’re so thankful for all of the donations we received during the fundraising period. A huge thank you to everyone that donated to our cause and believed in us.

We set out with the goal at the beginning of our fundraiser to form a non-profit, and apply for 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status, and we achieved both of those goals.

Unredacted Inc, a Delaware non-profit corporation is now 501(c)(3) tax-exempt after receiving our determination letter from the IRS!

All donations made to us are now US tax-deductible.

Fundraiser donation totals

$82 USD from PayPal & Credit Card donations
$4,817 USD (at the time of writing) from cryptocurrency donations
Total: $4899 USD

We exceeded our goal of $1000 by a long shot.

What this means for us

Forming a non-profit corporation, and becoming 501(c)(3) tax-exempt allows us to more easily raise funds, and establish ourselves as an accountable and transparent entity. As defined on Wikipedia;

501(c)(3) organizations are commonly referred to as charitable organizations. Their primary purpose is to serve the public interest by engaging in activities such as religious, educational, scientific, or charitable work. They must operate exclusively for exempt purposes, and any earnings must be used to further their mission.

Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/501(c)(3)_organization

With more funds, we can directly finance our projects & services. For many years, we’ve been self-funded – and it’s because we really believe in our mission. However, it would be great to receive funding from the public and/or grants to continue & expand the scope of our work. Our services require considerable amounts of money.

In the near and semi-distant future, we have no plans to pay any of our directors or volunteers, so that we can siphon 100% of the donations we receive into the operational costs for our services. Being tax-exempt allows us to use the full amount of those donations for public benefit.

Our new level of transparency

In an effort to become more transparent and accountable, we’re beginning to publish our legal/organizational documents, and a regular transparency report on our new transparency page.

Our transparency report acts as a warrant canary and confirmation that Unredacted has not been compromised in a way that is harmful to users of our services.

In the future, we plan to publish more details about our finances on a regular basis.

What’s next?

With the funding and support we’ve received, we’re excited to continue creating new projects and services, and expand our existing ones. Such projects & services include:

Censorship Evasion (CE) services such as Tor relays/bridges and FreeSocks which help people from all over the world evade censorship and protect their right to privacy.

Secure Infrastructure (SI) including XMPP.is and Unredacted Matrix which allow people to communicate securely and privately on stable and reliable platforms.

Unredacted Guides which help people setup, configure and maintain their own client-side or server-side software to evade censorship, protect their privacy and help others do the same.

If you enjoy what we do, please consider making a donation. All donations are now US tax-deductible due to our 501(c)(3) status.

Zach, Executive Director