Stack Gives Back is an annual tradition where we donate $100 to a charity on behalf of each moderator on the Stack Exchange network. We are thrilled to announce that we donated $53,600 USD, distributed between six different organizations that each do important work. The amount that went to each charity was determined by the percentage of moderators that selected that organization in a poll that we distributed to them.
Learn more about the organizations and see how the funds were distributed:
$18,867.20 to Doctors Without Borders (Médecins Sans Frontières)
Doctors Without Borders is an independent, global movement providing medical aid where it’s needed.
$10,184 to Electronic Frontier Foundation
The Electronic Frontier Foundation is the leading nonprofit organization defending digital privacy, free speech, and innovation.
$7,772 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.
$7,504 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.
$5,681.60 to Creative Commons
Creative Commons, a new entrant on our list of eligible organizations that receive contributions, is an international nonprofit organization that empowers people to grow and sustain the thriving commons of shared knowledge and culture. They created and support the CC BY-SA licenses that our sites depend on.
$3,591.20 to UNICEF
The United Nations Children’s Fund provides long-term humanitarian and developmental assistance to children and mothers in developing countries.
We would like to offer a huge thank you to all of our moderators, curators, and all community members who contributed to the Stack Exchange network in 2023! We deeply value all who volunteer, giving their time, energy, and expertise to build and maintain this collective knowledge base. These donations particularly celebrate the moderators who do much of the unsung maintenance work that keeps the sites thriving. The passion you have devoted to the network has positively impacted learners all around the world, and we are proud to give back to our broader global community on your behalf to amplify that impact in another way.