How We Use Donations and Storage Fees
A large percentage of the returns on our endowment cover the cost of permanently storing all of our user’s content. However, an equal part will support our Byte-for-Byte program which allocates Permanent Archives and storage space for nonprofits and cultural organizations to preserve the history of the people and communities they serve.
Our operating expenses fund our dedicated team as they continue to maintain your Permanent Archive. Think of us as your museum curators. We will take care of all storage needs, file format migration processes and any future upkeep.
The Make It Permanent fund is a grant-making reserve to support individuals and groups that cannot afford the cost of ingesting culturally valuable materials onto Permanent.org. Support could include building archives, scanning materials or establishing programs that help capture the stories of unique communities. This endeavor will be funded from endowment earnings in excess of operations costs in any given year.
How Our Endowment Works
Permanent endows your digital legacy with the financial stability of a museum, library or university to keep it permanently safe and accessible with a single one time storage fee. Each time a user purchases storage, we invest their one-time, ...
How Our Storage Fees Work
Our storage fees are a $10 per-gigabyte one time fee. You pay only for the storage you need and then you never pay for it again. You can add additional storage whenever you'd like, a gigabyte at a time.
View and Add Storage
With Permanent's endowment model, you pay for the storage you need to preserve your files as you need it, rather than paying for a monthly or yearly subscription. Learn more about how our storage fees work here. This article will walk you through How ...
View and Add Storage in the Mobile App
This article will walk you through how to view the storage you have in your account, as well as how much storage you have used, and how to add additional storage to your account using Apple Pay or Google Pay. We are working on offering alternate ...
What is Our Nonprofit Mission?
Our Mission To preserve and provide perpetual access to the digital legacy of all people for the historical and educational benefit of future generations. What We Believe Our public service and the technical design choices we make when building ...