In January 2017 we committed to donating towards the work of Black Girls Code and Internet Archive. We have done that each year since, and 2019 was no exception: at the end of the year, we donated $15,000 to each organization.
We chose these organizations because they align well with the vision of the WordPress Foundation.
Black Girls Code focuses on empowering young women of color to become innovators in STEM fields, leaders in their communities, and builders of their own futures through exposure to computer science and technology – a mission that we believe in and strongly support as it aligns with our goal improving education in software.
Internet Archive is a non-profit library of millions of free books, movies, software, music, websites, and more. Their commitment to maintaining this archive makes them a natural fit alongside our mission to democratize publishing for all.