Nonprofits can make positive social change by investing people, resources and money into various communities. For the technology sector, that can look like bringing STEM training opportunities to underrepresented groups or making hardware and software products available to the people and organizations who need them, but might not otherwise be able to afford them. The following top nonprofit tech companies are working to facilitate equity and accessibility across STEM fields through education, job training, consulting and other initiatives.
Top Nonprofit Tech Companies
- Black Girls CODE
Nonprofit Tech Companies to Know
Headquarters: New York, New York
NPower serves veterans and young people from underserved communities by providing them with digital skills to launch a career in IT, cloud computing, cybersecurity and related digital fields. Through accelerated training sessions, professional mentorship, career development workshops and job placement assistance, NPower helps people find success in digital tech.
Headquarters: Seattle, Washington
Code.org works to ensure that every K-12 student is able to learn about computer science as part of their basic education. The organization has served over 80 million students and two million teachers by providing curricula to public school districts across the United States. Code.org also runs an online incubator where the nonprofit shares access to projects in progress for the public to test.
Headquarters: Oakland, California
Black Girls CODE offers coding training to young women of color by partnering with universities and community schools, with the goal of making STEM careers more accessible while promoting diversity in hiring practices. With programs like augmented reality workshops, summer coding camps and hackathons, BGC is working to increase racial equity across STEM.
Headquarters: St. Louis, Missouri
LaunchCode sets applicants up with tech education through training, job readiness prep, apprenticeships and job placements as programmers. Serving anyone who seeks training in coding — from young people just starting out to established professionals looking to change careers — the nonprofit primarily works with people who don’t have a degree in computer science. LaunchCode outfits trainees with the basic skills they need to get started and sets them up for on-the-job training to build more advanced skills.
Headquarters: San Francisco, California
TechSoup serves as an intermediary between nonprofits and NGOs in need of tech resources, and grant makers seeking legitimate, mission-driven and ethical organizations to fund. The company handles all the complex vetting and eligibility checks while also offering in-house courses that teach nonprofits how to optimize their use of tech.