How can I contribute money?

+13 votes
in Policy and Style by Theodore Palmer G2G6 Mach 1 (12.1k points)
Good question. Do we have a Patreon account? Or perhaps an account at PayPal? Are we a registered charity?
I believe I have contributed in the past.  I use a check or my credit card to contribute to many organizations.  Yours is about the only web-site I know that does not give a method for donations.  I have declared my love of Wikitree and one of the things I love most is that it is FREE.  I am willing to contribute in a small way to keeping it that way!

I am not wealthy.  My typical contribution to non-local groups is $100.  I religious disagreement (Presbyterian vs. Unitarian) deprived me of any direct benefit from my maternal grandfather's substantial estate.

If 1,000 users contributed an average of $100, I assume that would be useful.  I am sure 10,000 would be.

My original question remains.  ( I like a tax deduction, but it is not essential.)
Love you, Theodore!
What a nice suggestion!  That made my day!   :)

2 Answers

+9 votes
Best answer

WikiTree is a for-profit corporation, so any donations would not be tax-deductible. The tree itself is run as a business with income from the ads placed on some pages and referral fees for DNA tests. There is, to my knowledge, no way to donate money to WikiTree. What Chris Whitten wants as a contribution is for all of us to work always to making WikiTree better and bigger.

For more information see WikiTree FAQ.

by Shirley Dalton G2G6 Pilot (466k points)
selected by Theodore Palmer
+5 votes

If you purchase a DNA test from one of these links, WikiTree gets a small referral credit and you get a DNA test.  

by Kitty Smith G2G6 Pilot (531k points)
Thanks!  I used 23andME near its beginning, perhaps because my younger son is a Professor of Human Genetics.

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