Supporters


It's rare that you can literally say, "This would not be possible without you." But that's exactly the case with our supporters listed here. CODE2040 would not be possible without them! From financial support to program guidance, from sharing resources and information to supplying speakers and mentors, they've each been instrumental. There are no words to express our gratitude to each of the organizations listed here and the many individuals who comprise them. Thank you.

Interested in joining their ranks? Get in touch. We'd love to work together.


Knight Foundation is the leading funder of journalism and media innovation. It is seeking the next generation of innovations that will inform and engage communities. Knight's mission is to promote informed and engaged communities. The foundation does that by investing in innovations in media and journalism, community engagement and the arts.

The Kauffman Foundation is the world's largest foundation devoted to entrepreneurship. Their grant supports CODE2040's efforts to document the fellows initiative, develop educational programming and recruit students and startups.

a16z partners with CODE2040 to connect Fellows with internship opportunities at Silicon Valley's hottest startups. As a member of our board of directors, a16z Founding Partner Ben Horowitz also provides strategic leadership as CODE2040 expands its programs.

Echoing Green unleashes next generation talent to solve the world's biggest problems. One of the 2013 Echoing Green and Black Male Achievement Fellows is our Co-Founder & Executive Director, Laura Weidman Powers.

The Open Society Foundations work to build vibrant and tolerant democracies whose governments are accountable to their citizens. One 2013 Echoing Green and Open Society Black Male Achievement Fellow is our Co-Founder & Executive Director, Laura Weidman Powers.

The Stanford Center for Social Innovation breaks down boundaries and promotes the mutual exchange of ideas and values across sectors and disciplines and between theory and practice. Our Executive Director, Laura Weidman Powers, is a 2013 Social Innovation Fellow.

Chase Community Giving puts the power of giving in your hands. Since 2009, Chase Community Giving has awarded over $30 million in grants to thousands of charities across all 50 states, plus Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico. All because you told us what's important to you.

LinkedIn takes your professional network online, giving you access to people, jobs and professional learning opportunities like never before. CODE2040 affords us the opportunity to continue to expand the diversification of applicants into our CS roles and we are excited to be forming a long term partnership to bring the best and the brightest engineering minds to LinkedIn.

RBC Capital Markets has a proud history of commitment to organizations that improve the quality of life in the communities in which we live and work. They are pleased to sponsor CODE2040 and their mission to provide pathways to educational,  professional, and entrepreneurial success in technology for underrepresented minorities.

Etsy is an online marketplace where you can shop directly from over 850,000 independent makers and collectors. Our mission is to reimagine commerce in ways that build a more fulfilling and lasting world.

Google for Entrepreneurs helps you discover local programs and online resources to launch and scale your business. Google is a sponsor of the CODE2040 program, and offers technology training to the Fellows. CODE2040 is also a member of the #40Forward challenge that Google for Entrepreneurs has issued to startup communities to increase participation by women by 25% this year.

UNCF's mission is to build a robust and nationally-recognized pipeline of under-represented students who, because of UNCF support, become highly-qualified college graduates; and to ensure that our network of 38 member historically black colleges and universities is a respected model of best practice in moving students to and through college. UNCF sponsored our Fall 2013 recruitment trips to Atlanta, GA and Greensboro, NC.

At Pandora, we're a unique collection of engineers, musicians, designers, marketers, and world-class sellers with a common goal: to enrich lives by delivering effortless personalized music enjoyment and discovery. Collaboration is the foundation of our workforce, and we’re looking for smart individuals who are self-motivated and passionate to join us. Be a part of the engine that creates the soundtrack to life. Discover your future at Pandora.

The Kapor Center for Social Impact relentlessly pursues creative strategies that will leverage information technology for positive social impact. We primarily work with underrepresented communities, focusing on gap closing endeavors.

Twilio provides a software and cloud-based communications platform that empowers developers and businesses to build communications solutions that meets their needs. We help you build communications experiences for your customers into your web or mobile app through our voice, messaging, VoIP and call center solution tools.

Silicon Valley Community Foundation makes all forms of philanthropy more powerful. We serve as a catalyst and leader for innovative solutions to our region’s most challenging problems.

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, the premier legal advisor to technology, life sciences, and growth enterprises worldwide, is pleased to provide pro bono services to CODE2040 in support of its mission to bring outstanding minority engineering talent to Silicon Valley.

AOL is a brand company, committed to continuously innovating, growing, and investing in brands and experiences that inform, entertain, and connect the world.

BlackRock was founded to provide answers and leadership to the investors who entrust their money and their futures to us. As the world’s largest investment manager, with more than $4 trillion invested on behalf of our clients around the globe, BlackRock takes its responsibility to build better financial futures extremely seriously. BlackRock sponsored our Fall 2013 recruitment trips to Miami, FL and Edinburg, TX.

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