Ways to donate

RetroArch/Libretro is a big project that consumes a lot of resources and time. An impressive amount of spinoff products and derivatives (the vast majority not even affiliated with our project) depend on its continuing development and online services.

To keep the show going, there are various ways you can support the project.

Contribute code or volunteer time

The libretro project publishes all code on GitHub. We welcome new contributors and volunteers of all backgrounds.

There are a wide variety of ways to get involved, including:

Contribute funding

This project is wholly community-funded. Server and bandwidth costs keep escalating as we expand and more projects depend on our infrastructure. Contributions are absolutely necessary if we are to continue.


You can pledge a monthly amount to our Patreon. Patreon processes the majority of donations to Libretro.


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You can pledge a weekly amount to our Liberapay account. This is an alternative to Patreon.


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Bitcoin donations are one-off and suitable for when monthly recurring donations are not an option.


We use funds from our Patreon on a periodic basis for the purpose of funding and creating new bounties. Bounties help the project accomplish its goals and to fix issues, both existing and new ones.

If you would like to directly fund a bounty, you can create your own bounty by going to the libretro Github repository first, and then typing in the name of the repository inside Bountysource and specifying the amount of money you want to pledge.

If you would like to contribute to our bounty funds directly (to leave it at our discretion how we will appropriate it for the bounty system), you can do so by clicking on the Bountysource logo above.