“With major support, I am confident Hack Club will change the world.”
—Tom Preston-Werner, GitHub Co-founder
In the next ten years, Hack Club will discover, foster and inspire thousands more teenagers to use technical skills to solve problems.
Led by young engineers, with early backing from the 21st century’s most iconic creators, Hack Club already reaches tens of thousands of teenagers, and represents the largest network of technical teens in the world. Each day, new projects are shipped, new lines of code are written, and new friendships are forged through collaborative, problem-solving technical projects happening at Hack Club.
Hack Club is always free for teenagers and with your support, Hack Club can grow to hundreds of thousands of teen hackers, bringing free computer science education, a hacker mindset, and an equal shot at success to every teenager, regardless of where they’re from, how they identify, or what their parents do.
Over time, Hack Clubbers will reshape societies as entrepreneurs, environmentalists, political leaders, activists and policy makers. We help shape the values of these future leaders, modeling and incentivizing them to be curious, humble, kind, optimistic problem solvers. We need your support to make this vision a reality.
"Always inspiring interesting new projects"Arianna, 16, Kentucky
"I’ve met some of the best people"Jason, 16, Texas
"In Hack Club I’ve found a home"Sam, 17, Singapore
"Helped build me a strong coding foundation"Abby, 15, Los Angeles
"Totally different from the coding classes at school"Adriano, 19, Brazil
To discuss a gift:
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The Hack Foundation
8605 Santa Monica Blvd #86294, West Hollywood, CA, 90069
EIN: 81-2908499We also accept crypto, stocks, and other forms of support.
Starting in 2021, Hack Club has engaged with an external auditing firm and has audited financials through the current fiscal year. Form 990
View Hack Club's 2020 IRS Form 990
2021 Form will soon be ready and shared.
As the largest network of technical teenagers, we are featured in the news:
Board of Directors
Co-founder and CEO, Sourcegraph
Founder and Executive Director, Hack Club
Co-founder and COO, Hack Club
Board advisor: John Abele (Founder, Boston Scientific)
“Hack Club is the organization I wish I had when I was a teenager.
In 2017, I joined as a founding board member, and I’ve seen firsthand the leadership team act with integrity and transparency since Day 1. Founder Zach Latta and COO Christina Asquith are efficient, responsible and disciplined stewards of every dollar, and I've proudly grown my donations over the years.
I believe in Hack Club, and I'm looking forward to staying involved for the long term. I also personally intend to continue and grow my financial support of their mission.”
— Tom Preston-Werner, Co-founder, Preston-Werner Ventures / Co-founder and former CEO, GitHub
Join our community of generous donors
$500k - $1M
Lizzy Danhakl/Andrew Reed
A few others who support Hack Club
Dylan Field, Founder, Figma Guillermo Rauch, Founder, Vercel Taylor Otwell, Creator of Laravel Andrew Reed, Partner, Sequoia Amjad Masad, Co-founder, Replit Conrad Kramer, Co-founder, Workflow Tim Clem, Senior Engineer, GitHub David Cramer, Co-founder, Sentry Mahmoud Abdelkader, CEO, Very Good Security
Blake Lieberman, Partner, Rief Ventures
Only through their support are we able to empower students like Obrey and Maggie
Obrey Muchena started a Hack Club in his senior year of high school at Kabulonga Boys' Secondary School, and now more than a dozen students are coding.
Thanks to our donor-funded laptop program, Hack Club sent him a MacBook Air. In his Hack Club, Obrey and his best friend Edward built robots that won Canada’s Humanitarian Activist Award.
Obrey Muchena19, Zambia
In 2021, Maggie joined the Hack Club community; she has since shipped 10+ coding projects from widgets to raycast extensions.
The Hack Club community "inspired me to step outside my comfort zone and take on challenges I never previously would have — starting a CS Club at my school, (co-)hosting AMAs, and even organizing Leland Hacks, the first in-person hackathon in my city after the pandemic.”
Maggie Liu17, California
Hack Club invites the 21st century’s leading thinkers, builders and disrupters to join our small, core network of donors with a gift.
We envision thousands of diverse Hack Club leaders in towns and cities across America and the world, connected online, and self-organizing events and hackathons–driven by a can-do culture and a rigorous dedication to building real things in the real world.
Founded in 2014, Hack Club grew 700 percent during the COVID-19 pandemic, and Hack Club’s team of engineers can’t keep up with demand.
What Hack Club could look like with your support
- Increase support to serve thousands more teenagers, with a strong focus on serving those who face additional barriers to contributing their talents to the world
- Create hundreds more Hack Clubs in high schools and communities across the country and world
- Inspire a problem-solving mindset and a hacker identity, where teenagers are empowered to build what they want to see in the world
- Make Hack Club the best place to be a teenager on the internet, incentivizing a shift among teenagers from consumers to creators of technology
- Launch special projects, in which Hack Clubbers collaborate with SpaceX, Vercel, Cloudflare, Replit, Dogecoin and others
- Popularize transparent accounting, open source building, and high-integrity leadership
- Grow the team, mostly engineers
- Host dozens of in-person events, including our summer adventure
- Extend mini-grants of hardware and internet access to hundreds of teenagers
- Bring computer science and engineering skills to thousands more teenagers
Thank you for your consideration!
Christina Asquith, Co-founder and COO
Zach Latta, Founder and Executive Director
The Hack Foundation
Address: The Hack Foundation at 8605 Santa Monica Blvd #86294, West Hollywood, CA, 90069
Site by Belle, 17, Hack Clubber