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Social Impact

The Social Impact team empowers nonprofits and the greater social sector to drive positive and lasting contributions to the world with GitHub products, our brand, and our employees.

How we’re making a difference

$2M+ GitHub employee donations in 2020
13 countries across five continents participate in Social Impact programs
15+ hosted events in 2019-20 with more than 15,000 people attending

Our work

Tech for Social

Tech for Social Good leverages GitHub’s platform and products, community and people to strengthen the social sector’s efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. Its major programs focus on research, community building, and Skills-Based Volunteering.

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Employee Giving

Employee Giving leverages the power of employee charitable donations, volunteerism, and mentorship to help social sector partners reach those in need.

50+ non-profits received donations by GitHub employees
100+ mentees have been advised by GitHub employees
500+ free team licenses have been distributed
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GitHub employees love to volunteer virtually and in their local communities. Every hour that employees volunteer, they will receive a $20 credit to donate to a nonprofit of their choice, up to $15,000.

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When an employee donates to a nonprofit that they care about, be it human rights or climate change organizations, we match each donation dollar for dollar, up to $15,000.

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GitHub Gives

GitHub employees participate each December in our giving campaign to raise funds for our local communities. In 2020, as a company, we raised over $2 million for nonprofits around the world.

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Engagement Opportunities

Participate in our Open Source Software research project

We need your help! We’re looking for participants who have experience with open source software in India, Kenya, Egypt and Mexico.

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Request for Proposals - Defining Standardized GitHub Metrics

The GitHub Social Impact and Policy teams are issuing an RFP for a researcher to define a list of publicly available GitHub platform usage metrics by country for international development, public policy and economics disciplines. Apply by October 4, 2021.

Download the RFP

Sign up for a non-profit account on us.

GitHub non-profit accounts are designed for official non-profit organizations that are non-government, non-academic, non-commercial, non-political in nature, and have no religious affiliation. Qualifying non-profits are eligible for a Team account with unlimited private repositories and unlimited users.

Request a free Team plan Not a nonprofit? Submit a request for your social good project, and we’ll let you know if you qualify for a discount.
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Want to get involved?

Send us an email and our team will get back to you soon.

Email Social Impact