Contribute to Nerd.Nu

2022 Fundraiser this Weekend! Friday, Sept 30th to Sunday, Oct 2nd

Nerd.nu was founded on the concept of fair play and the idea that when it comes to gaming, everyone should start with equal footing — and after thirteen years of operation, we haven't strayed from these important values. Many online gaming services allow users to pay for in-game perks or specialized access, but here at Nerd, we firmly believe that money should be given not for the in-game rewards it might bring, but as a way of showing your appreciation for and supporting the costs of the services we provide.

Back in the Ancient Times, before Minecraft saw its official release, our community had a tradition of a late-year donation drive to Child's Play. This charity provides toys, video games, and more to children in hospitals worldwide. Just like our previous fundraiser, we'd like to give 50% of the upcoming 2022 fundraiser's donation total to Child's Play. Save the date, more details to follow soon!

By contributing to nerd.nu, you will be helping to pay for the hardware our servers are run on. You will not receive any personal in-game rewards or prizes for contributing, but you will be recognized with an announcement in-game and a permanent place on our contribution list below.

If you decide you'd like to contribute, you may be wondering how much money to give. The contribution amount we've received most often has been $20, but we recognize that our users come from a broad range of varying backgrounds with differing levels of financial means, especially this year. We've received contributions of amounts from less than five dollars to several hundred dollars in the past, so it's difficult for us to recommend a single amount to contribute. Instead, we'd like to encourage you to contribute whatever amount you feel comfortable with. No matter what amount you choose, all contributions are greatly appreciated.

Our goal at nerd.nu is to provide a high-quality multiplayer gaming experience embedded in a genuine, friendly community. However, hosting the servers needed to provide you with this experience is not cheap. We are currently spending $185.13 per month on our primary box with an additional $50.92 per month on a secondary box, totaling a monthly cost of $236.05.

For our 2022 Fundraiser a portion of donations will go to Child's Play and a portion of the contributions will go towards supporting our servers. While most of the server contributions money will be used to pay our monthly hardware bill, some of it may also be used to advertise our servers in order to help grow the community or to expand our services into games other than Minecraft. Our budget for these additional expenses will be determined by the amount of money we raise; we will keep you up-to-date on how this money is being spent.

We value your privacy. That's why we don't collect any personal information about you if you make a contribution. Once you have contributed, your username, the amount of money you contributed, and the time at which you contributed will appear in the table below; that is the only information other people will be able to see about your contribution.

The only other information about your contribution which we retain for our records includes specific information about your PayPal transaction and your email address to uniquely identify you. This data will not be distributed to anyone.

If you would like your username changed as it appears in the contribution list, or if you have any questions about contributing, please contact an admin.

Help Nerd.nu pay its hardware bill and donate to Child's Play!


2022 Contribution Drive Progress
We've raised 5,301.97 so far with in 212.13 fees, leaving 2,438.85 for us and 2,650.98 for Child's Play!

531.0% Complete
Spawn Nether Portal is opened
574.0% Complete
Netherite Armo(u)r available for purchase
245.0% Complete
You can sell mining loot for nanites
162.0% Complete
We beat the total from the last fundraiser! Free potion effects are increased!
54.0% Complete
Chaos will reign! Players will get access to /disguise on event
Username Amount
Mosmodre/TheTacotown 25.00
Tulio 50.00
Waldrick 50.00
lavabather 50.00
zx48k 20.00
robr 51.50
R0b0tacus 150.00
Cujobear 50.00
defiex 20.00
Spook and temp <3 15.00
Challenger2 123.45
tunfy 20.00
XeTrain 15.00
defiex 20.00
covertbagel 42.10
cheezychicken 100.00
sansapants 100.00
zburdsal 10.00
Smirkules 100.00
Nollerreal 25.00
EternityOfDeath 66.60
ToddlerOfDeath 6.66
BabyOfDeath 0.66
VarukaSalt 500.00
ice n tiC 30.00
Cujobear 50.00
WyndySascha 30.00
Muskogee_Red 50.00
Andyjf 50.00
Antilles 105.00
Ironstar 105.00
Toodandwolfiesdad 20.00
Cujobear 51.00
J4bble 50.00
Bluuefuzzy 0.90
marting11 30.00
_CrispyWaffle_ 5.00
SquaresThere 200.00
Chef_Zuul 30.00
tic -n- ice !! 50.00
defiex 20.00
J4bble 50.00
heegemcgee 100.00
tompreuss 200.00
Nosirrom 47.87
pez & merp 421.70
Shnozzles 50.00
totemo 420.69
Bluuefuzzy 4.20
Bardidley 250.00
Cujobear 50.00
cheezychicken 20.00
King_of_queso 100.00
Armas_DSasi 35.00
Andromeda4210 20.69
J4bble 50.00
CaptainWolfgang 20.00
splendor 60.00
buzzie71 70.71
tallungulate 50.00
Aharito 50.00
LadyCailin 100.00
ghrey303 103.03
nels_nelson 200.00
Cortisolaholic 20.00
winthethings 200.00
thrawn21 50.21
J4bble 50.00
ToddChavay 20.00
Username Amount
VarukaSalt 500.00
pez & merp 421.70
totemo 420.69
Bardidley 250.00
Cujobear 201.00
winthethings 200.00
tompreuss 200.00
nels_nelson 200.00
SquaresThere 200.00
J4bble 200.00
R0b0tacus 150.00
Challenger2 123.45
cheezychicken 120.00
Ironstar 105.00
Antilles 105.00
ghrey303 103.03
sansapants 100.00
heegemcgee 100.00
Smirkules 100.00
LadyCailin 100.00
King_of_queso 100.00
ice n tiC 80.00
EternityOfDeath 73.92
buzzie71 70.71
splendor 60.00
robr 51.50
thrawn21 50.21
tallungulate 50.00
lavabather 50.00
Waldrick 50.00
Tulio 50.00
Shnozzles 50.00
Muskogee_Red 50.00
Andyjf 50.00
Aharito 50.00
Nosirrom 47.87
covertbagel 42.10
defiex 40.00
Toodandwolfiesdad 40.00
Armas_DSasi 35.00
marting11 30.00
WyndySascha 30.00
Chef_Zuul 30.00
Nollerreal 25.00
Mosmodre/TheTacotown 25.00
Andromeda4210 20.69
zx48k 20.00
tunfy 20.00
defiex 20.00
ToddChavay 20.00
Cortisolaholic 20.00
zburdsal 15.10
XeTrain 15.00
Spook and temp <3 15.00
_CrispyWaffle_ 5.00