Sustaining Membership Program Overview

Organizations or individuals interested in supporting the QGIS project should contact the QGIS treasurer, Andreas Neumann (, with questions, requests for becoming a sustaining member, invoices or to make arrangements.

QGIS는 완전한 오픈 소스 프로젝트입니다. QGIS 개발은 거대한 자원 봉사 그룹에 의해 관리되고, 누구나 자유롭게 이용/개선할 수 있는 방대하고, 가치있고, 쓸모있는 코드를 기반으로 신속하게 제작되고 있습니다. 이 결과로 사용자들이 우리 웹 사이트에서 제공되는 소스 코드와 바이너리에 자유롭게 접근할 수 있습니다. 이런 자원 봉사에 기반한 접근의 결과로, 개발자들에게 덜 흥미롭거나 덜 중요한 많은 작업이 때때로 뒤에 남겨지게 됩니다. 더욱이 QGIS를 홍보하는 것에는 때때로 자원봉사 개발자에게는 매우 많은 비용이 드는 회의 참석과 컨퍼런스와 정보자료의 생산이 필요하게 됩니다.

동시에, 많은 기관들이 QGIS를 작업에 이용하기 위해 투자를 했지만, 직접적으로 프로젝트의 성공과 장기적인 건강에 공헌할 수 있는 방법이 없었습니다.

We would like to extend our activities and improve the quality of QGIS. Your financial contribution will support the maintenance, improvement, and promotion of QGIS. Becoming a sustaining member is a way of ensuring the longevity and overall health of the project.

Note that prior to March 17, 2019, we had a sponsorship program that is now being transitioned to a sustaining membership program in order to make it easier for public authorities to support the QGIS.ORG project by becoming a sustaining member as previously it was difficult or impossible for them to support the project through sponsorships or donations. Financial contributions prior to March 17 are technically regarded as sponsorships, after that date as sustaining memberships.

With your financial contributions we are able to:

  • keep the QGIS.ORG IT infrastructure up and running. This includes aspects, such as

    • QGIS.ORG 웹사이

    • our issue (bug and feature reporting) system

    • the continuous integration system that tests each change or pull request against a series of automated unit tests

    • 문서 및 API 문서 시스템

  • packaging QGIS for the various operating systems

  • 버그 고치기 및 다른 이슈

  • managing pull requests and do code reviewing

  • mentoring new contributors

  • QGIS 번역하기

  • running our QGIS grant system that allows contributors to work on behind the scenes improvements to the QGIS code base, our infrastructure, documentation or other aspects of our community. Work that otherwise would be hard to do by volunteers only or hard to sell to customers of QGIS development companies

  • organize and support our contributor meetings and QGIS conferences

QGIS.ORG wants to be transparent with the funds we receive and how we spend them. Please have a look at the financial reports and budgets in our 재무 section.

어떻게 QGIS 개발을 지원할 수 있는가

우리는 2가지 방법으로 금전적인 기부를 받고 있습니다:

  • sustaining memberships: a sustaining membership is an annual commitment of funds to the project.

  • donations: a donation is a once off financial contribution to the QGIS project.

Sustaining membership

Sustaining members can support QGIS for any amount of money of at least 500 €. Sustaining memberships last one year, after which they may be continued with a new payment, or allowed to lapse. Sustaining members have no voting rights (unless they are simultaneously voting members in which case their voting rights are unaffected). At or above the following levels a sustaining member will be designated as being one of the following category, based on their size and assigned through self declaration:


membership level


Flagship Member (e.g. for companies larger than 100 employees, federal governmental organizations)


Large Member (e.g. for larger cities, provinces or companies up to 100 employees)


Medium Member (e.g. for universities, medium size cities or companies up to 50 employees)


Small Member (e.g. for smaller cities or companies up to 10 employees)

Membership fees are approved or changed by the QGIS general assembly. They are defined as minimum fees per category, but may be increased if the sustaining member chooses to do so.

Because QGIS.ORG is a world-wide project and different companies, NGOs or governmental organizations have different financial prospects, we do not enforce any membership levels - the organizations pick their own membership level based on self-assessment.

Acceptance of sustaining members shall be subject to the discretion and approval of The Board, who reserve the right to accept or reject applications for sustaining membership and ongoing support memberships as deemed appropriate.


Donations can be of any amount, via direct transfers to our bank account (SEPA payment), credit card payment (through or Paypal (information available at Donations page). Even a small donation can make a difference and help to reach important project goals!

If you wish to send us a larger donation, you are strongly encouraged to use the direct transfer (SEPA payment) to our bank account. If you wish to use credit card payments, payments through are preferred as payment fees are lower than with PayPal. PayPal payments also imply an unnecessary currency conversion (€ to CHF and back to €) for reasons only PayPal understands.

Donations to QGIS are tax-deductible in some countries (e.g. in Germany through the German QGIS user group). Please refer to your local tax office for details.

What is your benefit supporting the QGIS Development?

Supporting the QGIS project as a sustaining member provides the following benefits:

  • QGIS 프로젝트의 지속 가능성과 건강을 보장합니다.

  • Helps with fixing bugs and issues

  • All sustaining members and donors will be listed on the project Sustaining members and Donors page, ordered by membership category (flagship, large, medium, small) with a link back to the sustaining members organization or company website and the logo in a size reflecting their membership category.

  • flagship, large and medium sustaining members will have their logo on the QGIS homepage footer banner with a logo size and order reflecting their membership category

  • sustaining membership logos are listed in the visual changelogs produced for each QGIS software release

  • sustaining members will be allowed to use a special version of the QGIS logo on their web site and promotional materials, which shows they are supporting the QGIS project

  • QGIS 프로그램에는 어떤 광고도 들어가지 않을 것입니다.

Donors will be listed on the Sustaining members and Donors page, but do not receive the additional benefits listed above for sustaining members, except for the first two items.

Decisions on spending of funds will be made by the QGIS Project Steering Committee, proposed in a budget that will be approved or declined by the QGIS.ORG general assembly.


우리는 ‘누구 것인지를 표시한’ 자금을 받을 수 없는 것을 유감으로 생각합니다. 이는 많은 행정상의 문제를 발생 시키기 때문입니다. 만약 QGIS 개발의 특정 방향에 대한 자금을 대는데 관심이 있으시다면, 프로젝트에 추가적인 인적 자원을 할당하는 것을 추천합니다. 예를 들어 개발자를 고용하거나, 버그 수정 주도에 참여해 주십시오.


Acceptance of sustaining membership applications is at the discretion of the QGIS PSC. We reserve the right to decline offers of sustaining members if the membership organisation or party seems to be at odds with the ethos of our project. For example offers from marketing companies that have nothing to do with GIS / spatial services, or offers where we have reason to believe the presence of the sustaining member logo and marketing materials on our site and other materials will degrade the experience of our users will be declined.