Squarespace Donating 100K to Code.org—A Tech Nonprofit for Women and People of Color

In Japan, SFDCFoundation taught an "Hour of Code" to 887 young people from 35 countries. (Photo: Twittter/Code.Org)

In Japan, SFDCFoundation taught an “Hour of Code” to 887 young people from 35 countries. (Photo: Twittter/Code.Org)

Every year, a more generous holiday by the name of Giving Tuesday follows the highly commercialized buy-it-all-for-as-cheap-as-possible “holidays” known as Black Friday and Cyber Monday. On this day, individuals, organizations and companies give in all different ways, and in the tech world, that’s ranged from a “Hug-A-Thon” hosted by Google+ and Mashable to donations via Bitcoin.

This year, Squarespace is participating in this day of giving for the first time, and they’re doing so in a few ways.

Firstly, the company is donating $100,000 to Code.org, a nonprofit working to make computer science and technical skills more available to women and people of color.

“As a software company that depends on the talent of our engineers to build best-in-class products, we understand the importance of tech education firsthand,” Squarespace founder and CEO Anthony Casalena told the Observer. “That’s why we chose to donate $100,000 to Code.org, a nonprofit whose mission is to expand access to computer science education. We’re thrilled to see the new talent that will emerge from programs like these and honored to play a part in helping shape the next generation of programmers.”

To help raise awareness for Giving Tuesday, Squarespace is also offering all new customers 20 percent off their first Squarespace subscription.

Squarespace Donating 100K to Code.org—A Tech Nonprofit for Women and People of Color