Let’s do some good – Our donations in 2017

Grey November months are when we take stock, look at what we’ve achieved in the year (a lot!), how much we earned (plenty), and how we also can give back a bit. So like in previous years, we decided to donate 2% of our revenues to good causes. We were on good track to make $4m in revenues back in November, so we committed to donating $80k to charity.

Like in previous years, we invited our permanent full-time employees decide on who to donate to, by allotting $3k to everyone and letting people pick up to three charities of their liking to distribute to.

Here’s the final list, all the money has been wired by now.

OrganizationAmount
Action against hunger1500
Art for refugee kids Berlin1000
Ärzte ohne Grenzen5500
Humanitarian Association of Firemen Freixo de Espada à Cinta
1500
Humanitarian Association of Firemen Torre de Moncorvo
1500
Bivol (anti-corruption organization),1000
Bowel Cancer1000
Brac USA (Displaced Myanmar Citizens)2000
Coalition to Abolish Slavery & Trafficking (CAST)1000
Coffee for Peace1000
Disabled American Veterans Charitable Service Trust1000
Deutsche Krebshilfe1500
Edhi Foundation1500
Effective Altruism Foundation 3000
Electronic Frontier Foundation1500
Emily’s List (pro-choice Democratic women)1000
Evidence Action1000
Filia1000
Focus Ireland (homelessness)3000
Girls Gearing 1500
Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund3000
Ingenieure ohne Grenzen3000
medico international1000
National Alliance to End Homelessness1000
Netzpolitik1000
Oceana1500
Planned Parenthood 7500
Polish Humanitarian Action1500
Possible Health3000
Project Gela2000
Project Vietnam3000
Rainforrest Trust1000
Scope1500
SeaWatch5000
Shaukat Khanum Memorial Trust (cancer treatment regardless of ability to pay)1500
SOS Barnbyar1000
Stefan Batory Organization (anticorruption)1500
Steirische Kinderkrebshilfe1000
Sterntalerhof1000
Tacitus (autism)1000
Techfugees2000
Tostan International1500
UNHCR (Rohingya)1000
War child1000
WaterAid1000
World Food Programe1500
WWF1000
Total in USD84000

 

Happy New Year everyone – and let’s not forget how privileged we are.