We have many great traditions on the Stack Exchange network. Among the most loved by us is Stack Gives Back. Stack Gives Back is a yearly initiative where we donate $100 on behalf of moderators to the charity of their choice (from our list of five charities). We are pleased to share that we donated $54,000 USD on behalf of 540 Stack Exchange moderators. Here is how the money was distributed.
Doctors Without Borders is an independent, global movement providing medical aid where it’s needed.
$12,139 to Electronic Frontier Foundation
The Electronic Frontier Foundation is the leading nonprofit organization defending civil liberties in the digital world.
$7,679 to Girls Who Code
Girls Who Code 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.
$7,182 to International Rescue Committee
The International Rescue Committee responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives.
$5,697 to UNICEF
The United Nations Children’s Fund provides long-term humanitarian and developmental assistance to children and parents in developing countries
We would like to thank everyone who has helped create or maintain the community knowledge base. It’s our pleasure, at this time of year, to make these financial contributions on behalf of the volunteer moderators, who give freely of their passion, time, and leadership in the communities that make up the Stack Exchange network. This is just one more way in which we can, together, have a positive impact on the world—online and offline.