Sponsors and supporters 2011–2015

The Ada Initiative made so much progress for women in open technology and culture because we paid people to work on solutions as their primary job. Everything we accomplished would not have been possible without the generous financial support of our many sponsors and donors. Thank you!

Major sponsors

Major sponsors contributed $10,000 USD or more a year and are deeply committed to supporting women in open technology and culture. Their contributions allowed us to make substantial progress on our programs.

Silver sponsors

Silver sponsors donated $20,000 USD or more.

Google employees donated and requested gift matching for over $30,000 USD between 2011 and 2015. Thank you, Googlers!

Bronze sponsors

Bronze sponsors donated $10,000 USD or more.


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Angel funders

Our Angel funders were the first funders of the Ada Initiative, supporting us from January to May 2011 by donating $5,000 USD each. Thank you to our Angel funders for their early faith in the Ada Initiative!

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Puppet Labs


Venture Philanthropist funders

Our Venture Philanthropist funders donated $2,000 or more.


Jacob Kaplan-Moss

Leigh Honeywell

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Linux Foundation

Atlassian employee gift matching program.

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Seed 100 funders

Seed 100 funders were 100 individual donors to the Ada Initiative, who donated in June 2011 to support our program development and major sponsorship drive.

Contributing sponsors

Corporate donors who contributed $500 or more.

Individual donors

Individual donors contributed through our online fundraising campaigns and show broad support for the Ada Initiative’s work. We had over 1400 individual donors!

Donors in kind

Donors in kind donated professional services, helped with travel expenses, given free conference registrations, or otherwise supported the Ada Initiative with gifts and services.