As the coronavirus pandemic rages on, many organizations are stepping up to do their part and support their communities. DigitalOcean, a cloud computing company out of New York City, has launched its Hub for Good initiative to help these organizations succeed.
As a part of the initiative, DigitalOcean says it will commit $100,000 in infrastructure credits for developers and innovators launching projects, educational tools or hackathons meant to spread information and provide support related to the pandemic. The company will provide up to $1,000 in credits to each new, not-for-profit project that needs cloud services.
“We are committed to supporting developers and entrepreneurs all over the world, we know how powerful technology can be in making real change and driving positive outcomes in the face of challenges,” CEO Yancey Spruill said in a blog post published Wednesday. “Through this initiative, our community can come together to build and share projects and resources with missions centered around COVID-19 relief efforts.”
The company will also be donating $50,000 in cash to its own COVID-19 Relief Fund, which supports organizations like International Medical Corps, United Nations Foundation and National Domestic Workers Alliance. For every eligible project that is submitted, the company will donate $100.
In an effort to bring additional visibility to the projects it selects, DigitalOcean will also be featuring these efforts on its Instagram Live each Thursday at 12 p.m. EST.