community March 9, 2020

Stack Gives Back 2019

Each year, Stack Exchange donates $100 on behalf of each of our volunteer moderators. This is a long-held tradition that began in 2009, and we’re excited to continue it today. We’re pleased to announce that the donations have been made and the funds are at work helping these really awesome causes.
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Each year, Stack Exchange donates $100 on behalf of each of our volunteer moderators. This is a long-held tradition that began in 2009, and we’re excited to continue it today. We’re pleased to announce that the donations have been made and the funds are at work helping these really awesome causes.   

Last year, our moderators gave a combined sum of $54,600.00—Wow!

That’s $100 x 546 for anyone in the back that missed it, and we’re extremely proud to be part of this with them. But they, our moderators, are the ones that deserve the recognition here; we’re just the stage. This year, the world will get a little bit better through the following donations:

$6,100.00 to Pursuit

Pursuit helps people with potential but without access to opportunity find opportunities in tech through training and mentorship. 

$11,200.00 to Sea Legacy

Sea Legacy works to bring broad awareness to the problems that face our oceans, and then uses their reach to amplify sustainable solutions to these problems. 

$18,200.00 to Doctors Without Borders

Doctors Without Borders provides critical, life-saving care around the world where it’s most urgently needed and raises awareness of the issues affecting the people that they help.

$12,200.00 to Electronic Frontier Foundation

EFF is the organization out in front when it comes to defending privacy, freedom of speech, and innovation in the digital age. 

$6,900.00 to Crisis Text Line

Crisis Text Line provides 24/7 support to people experiencing depression, bullying, suicidal thoughts, anxiety, and other challenges that people around us suffer silently every day. Crisis hotline uses data to help improve communities. 

These charities should look familiar to anyone that’s been following this tradition. They do fantastic work and their purpose resonates well with folks in our moderator community. If you’d like to recommend a charity for us to consider, simply send an email to press [at] stackoverflow [dot] com, and it’ll be passed to our community management team. Additionally, if you’re looking to jumpstart your giving for 2020, these charities are a fine place to get started. 

Thank you, moderators, for everything you did to make this happen. We would not be who we are or what we are without you. 

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