We harness the power of the tech for good movement to help NGOs increase their impact and find innovative solutions for the world’s most pressing problems.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tech To The Rescue bridges the gap between the Tech and Social world.
We collect and vet the non-profit needs for scaling the impact so the companies know their contribution would create real change. On the other hand, we are the biggest community of professional Tech teams that want to support Non-profits on pro-bono or low-bono basis.
Together we can help shape and improve the world