community January 13, 2022

Stack Gives Back 2021

One of our most loved traditions is Stack Gives Back. Every year since 2009, we've surveyed Stack Exchange moderators about charities they would like to support and then donated $100 on behalf of each moderator.
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One of our most loved traditions is Stack Gives Back. Every year since 2009, we’ve surveyed Stack Exchange moderators about charities they would like to support and then donated $100 on behalf of each moderator. This year, we decided to keep the same list of charities we had in 2020 because of the resources, medical care, and awareness these organizations provide in such a difficult time. 

We are pleased to share that we have completed our 13th Stack Gives Back and donated $55,700 on behalf of our 557 Stack Exchange moderators. Here is how the money was distributed.

$5,960 to the International Rescue Committee

The International Rescue Committee responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. 

$6,166 to UNICEF

The United Nations Children’s Fund provides long-term humanitarian and developmental assistance to children and parents in developing countries 

$8,427 to Girls Who Code

Girls Who Code is a nonprofit organization that aims to support and increase the number of women in computer science by equipping young women with the necessary computing skills to pursue 21st-century opportunities.

$14,182 to the Electronic Frontier Foundation

The Electronic Frontier Foundation is the leading nonprofit organization defending digital privacy, free speech, and innovation. 

$20,965 to Doctors Without Borders (Médecins Sans Frontières)

Doctors Without Borders is an independent, global movement providing medical aid where it’s needed. 

TOTAL: $55,700 USD

I would like to thank every volunteer moderator for their passion, time, and leadership in the communities that make up Stack Exchange network. Let’s keep moving forward and have a positive impact on the world, online and offline.

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