Making an impact, together
The GitHub Social Impact Team connects the social sector to the GitHub community and GitHub employees as they shape the future of technology. We pledge to provide resources for people to make lasting change—in their communities and around the world.
We uncover open source challenges in the social sector, and drive research to help organizations.
Guides and tools
We create case studies and resources to highlight open source solutions for organizations.
We bring together experts and communities around topics that are relevant in the social sector.
We support community events that promote Open Source for Good mentorship and projects.
Watch our Open Source for Good talk from GitHub Universe
Learn more about the challenges and successes of open source in the social sector during our talk at GitHub Universe.
Learn about these organizations working with our Open Source for Good program.
Hikaya is an organization that helps nonprofits understand, define, and use metrics for better programming in resource-constrained areas. We’re working with them on a case study about their open source work. Consider sponsoring their projects.
Want to build a better future?
Explore open source projects that could use your help with our volunteer partner, Ovio, and start making a difference today.
We help employees educate more communities about Git, GitHub, and open source.
We create opportunities for GitHub employees to mentor new developers and young professionals.
We host events for students from under-represented communities at GitHub HQ and around the world.
Learn about these organizations working with our Tech Pipeline program.
Code Tenderloin helps bring economic equity and a sense of community to the marginal populations in and around San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood. We recently brought a group of aspiring developers to meet employees at GitHub HQ for mentorship and job preparation.
How GitHub employees get involved
We believe in sharing our time, resources, and platform to help improve our local and global communities.
Every year, GitHub employees get a full week of paid time off to volunteer in their communities.
When an employee donates to a cause they care about, we match it dollar for dollar, up to $15,000.
We host events to connect GitHub employees with leaders from social good organizations.