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Driving positive and lasting contributions

GitHub’s Social Impact team empowers current and future developers, nonprofits, and non-governmental organizations to drive positive and lasting contributions to the world with GitHub products, brand, resources, and employees.

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From skilling a new generation of developers to making coding more accessible—when more developers succeed, the world succeeds. This goes to the heart of our social impact team’s mission: Empowering happier and more productive developers around the world to accelerate human progress. It has never been more important. Thomas Dohmke // CEO, GitHub
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Unlimited impact.

As a corporation and community leader, GitHub has a responsibility to address key local and global societal issues. We work to embody positive values and lead our business in an ethical way. We deploy GitHub products and tools to be used for good, we activate partnerships between the private and social sectors, and we empower employees to engage in their communities and contribute to causes that align with their values. Together with our employees, developers, and partners—and with a focus on skilling, accessibility, sustainability, and humanitarian response—we can drive positive and lasting contributions to the world.

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Skilling, equity, and community

Software development should be accessible, inclusive, and sustainable, so that developers around the world can learn, contribute, grow, and feel like they belong. GitHub has committed to skilling 5,000 people in open source in the next three years to to drive diversity, equity, and inclusion in the open source community.

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Everyone deserves to have the opportunity to create, innovate, and collaborate while contributing to our digital future. As the home for all developers, we're committed to ensuring that there is full and equal participation of people with disabilities in the development process.

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Environmental sustainability

Climate change is one of the most pressing issues of this century. In partnership with Microsoft, the developer community, our employees, and nonprofit organizations, we are building a sustainable global platform that empowers developer collaboration, accelerates human progress, and contributes to the protection of our world.

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Humanitarian response

Humanitarian crises strike at a moment’s notice. From climate-related disasters to human rights movements, we work together with nonprofits and the developer community to act with swiftness, transparency, and trust. This ensures developers and GitHub employees can leverage our products and technology to make the biggest impact.

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Sign up for a free GitHub nonprofit Team account.

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, 501(c)(3) or equivalent, 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.

Contact us

If you would like to learn more about our programming, partner with us, or get in touch, contact our team today.

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