Establishing the Roots
In March 2020, Tomasz Karwatka, CEO of Divante, came up with the idea to unite tech companies in sharing resources to support non-profits and NGOs in navigating the challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Growing the Community
After just a few weeks, 140 technology companies worldwide volunteered their resources and 60 non-profits signed up to get help. The challenges shared by NGOs highlighted the gap between traditional non-profit operating models and those of impact-driven organizations.
Organising the Movement
After seeing the first successful collaborations come to life, the idea to create to formalize the Tech To The Rescue organization was born. Tech To The Resuce partners with Ashoka to create an impact strategy and a plan to become an independent non-profit.
Securing the First Round of Funding
In less than two months, the first round of funding was closed. Ten Polish tech companies and VCs united to support organization in the first year.
Creating the Foundation
After the initial incubation period, Tech To The Rescue officially registers as a foundation in December 2021. At this point, the community includes more than 250 tech companies and more than 300 non-profits. Over 50 pro-bono collaborations were established that improved the lives of millions of people.
Attaining the Second Round of Funding
The results of the first year showed that the Tech To The Rescue movement had staying power, which led to a second round of funding. 700 000 euros is raised by 18 founding partners from the CEE region. TTTR plans to continue expansion into 2022 and beyond.
Responding to the War in Ukraine
The Tech To The Rescue community jumped into action in response to the War in Ukraine. More than 700 tech companies rally to support 150+ non-profits in aiding Ukrainian refugees with everything from finding housing and employment to acclimating to new cultures.
Getting support from Google
In April 2022, we got support from Google.org, Google’s philanthropic arm, in the form of $500k in grant funding and a Google.org Fellowship. The team of Google.org Fellows started working on a pro-bono basis to help enable Tech to the Rescue to scale its platform and efforts globally.
The Core Team
Meet the people who make TTTR happen
Jacek SiadkowskiCo-founder & Managing Director
Daniel Di GiustoCo-founder & Head of Community
Zuzanna GutkowskaHead of Operations
Łukasz GarczewskiHead of Technology
Carol SanchezHead of Nonprofit Relations
Ana CameranoCo-Head of Matching
Hanna PolanowskaCo-Head of Matching
Joanna GrudzińskaHead of Growth
Kate VirchenkoGrowth Manager
Marcin MajewskiMatching Manager
Board & Advisors
Meet the people who help us achieve our goals
Tomasz KarwatkaAdvisory Board
Wiktor SchmidtAdvisory Board
Agata Stafiej-BartosikAdvisory Board
Maria ZapataASHOKA ASPIRe Executive Director and Globalizer Co - Director
Michal Filip Kowalik, PhDDirector, Head of Twilio.org International at Twilio Inc
Christopher HoffmanManaging Director at Humanity Link
Michael BearesFounder, Board Chair at Clutch
Carolina Henriquez-SchmitzDirector at Thomson Reuters Foundation
It all wouldn't be possible without the support of the following Partners Of Change