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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

$5M+ GitHub employee donations in 2021
18 countries across six continents participate in Social Impact programs
30+ events participated in 2019-2021 with more than 17,000 people attending

Our work

Tech for Social

Tech for Social Good (TSG) 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.

New! We recently launched an Open Source Community Manager Program to support DPGs. Read more here.
Learn more about TSG
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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.

2,200+ nonprofits received donations from GitHub employees in 2022
10,000+ volunteer hours completed by GitHub employees in 2022
7,500+ free team licenses have been distributed to-date
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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 December 2021, as a company, we raised over $1.98 million for nonprofits around the world.

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Engagement Opportunities

Digital Public Goods Open Source Community Manager

Applications are now closed.

Read more about the opportunity

Sign up for a nonprofit account on us.

GitHub nonprofit accounts are designed for official nonprofit organizations that are non-government, non-academic, non-commercial, non-political in nature, and have no religious affiliation. Qualifying nonprofits 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?

Please contact us and our team will get back to you soon.

Contact Social Impact