Brushed-up coding skills. A first encounter with computer science. A lesson in persistence. This year’s installment of Hour of Code was another success for Computer Science Education Week and Code.org – and for the future of women and underrepresented minorities in technology.
Combatting modern forms of exploitation demands modern tools. AWS works with several national and international organizations who are committed to protecting human rights. Many nonprofit organizations rely on AWS to help prevent and expose human rights abuses through machine learning, facial and voice recognition, and more, as well as to reduce their overall IT costs so they can focus on mission-critical work.
Two students had an idea: match excess food with people in need. Maria Rose Belding and Grant Nelson created MEANS, a nonprofit database where people list a donation, food banks and pantries get notified about food near them, and then they claim and pick up the food. MEANS is now in 49 states and territories […]
AWS, through TechSoup Global, makes a grant of $2,000 in AWS Promotional Credits to eligible nonprofit organizations. Organizations can now apply these service credits toward usage fees for all AWS on-demand cloud services, as available by region for 12 months. AWS credits are not valid for Reserved Instances (RIs), Mechanical Turk, Route53 domain purchases, or […]
At AWS, we put our customers first, meaning we want to make your day-to-day business operations efficient and effective. Using AWS means spending less time worrying about technology needs and more time caring for what matters most: your patients. Healthcare organizations around the world are using the AWS Cloud to enable rapid recovery of their […]
AWS Serve is an initiative to provide nonprofits with the cloud resources they need to power their mission, workforce, and the communities they serve. These resources include training, nonprofit office hours, and access to AWS Promotional Credits, which provide a dollar-for-dollar subsidy of an organization’s on-demand infrastructure spend on AWS. Emerging and established nonprofits can […]
Guest post by James Happell, Manager, Technology for Development, People in Need Cambodia The 2013 floods in Cambodia covered almost half the country and affected nearly 1.7 million people. More than 50 people lost their lives and hundreds of thousands more were left homeless. Research from BBC Media Trust following the incident stated that “more […]
Happy Earth Day! In addition to the environmental benefits associated with running applications in the cloud, AWS has a long-term commitment to achieve 100% renewable energy usage for our global infrastructure footprint. As of the end of 2016, we had achieved our goal of 40% renewable energy, and recently awarded ACORE’s Corporate Innovation and Industry […]
Each day, nonprofit organizations around the world are focused on achieving their missions. Whether they fight for the environment, work to achieve medical breakthroughs, preserve the arts, or focus on building social good, with Amazon Web Services nonprofits are able to run lean, freeing them to be fast, agile, and even global, while still being […]
As we all try to keep focused on our New Year’s Resolutions, here’s some inspiration from some of the nonprofits who use the AWS Cloud for social good. These organizations focus their efforts year-round for the betterment of people around the world. Whether they fight for the environment, work to achieve medical breakthroughs, preserve the […]