CompTIA has revealed that its member communities and councils have donated $190,000 (£145,749) to 19 different charities so far this year.
All technology-related causes, donations have gone to charities in Australia, Canada, the UK and the US.
As part of CompTIA Giving, contributions made by CompTIA’s member communities and councils support local communities and improve education and career options for individuals in need.
CompTIA Giving designates $10,000 (£7,671) for each of CompTIA’s 19 communities and councils to give to their own chosen charities each year. Each community and council can give the full $10,000 to one charity or split it between two charities.
“CompTIA’s members bond together in an open environment to build the tech future and the workforce that our industry needs,” said Meredith Caram, assistant vice president, channel marketing, AT&T Business, and a representative of CompTIA’s Community Executive Board.
“Each of these 19 charities chosen by our member communities and councils shows how technology solves local and global challenges and boosts the dreams and capabilities of the individuals they serve. I’m honoured to be part of an association that pays it forward every day and thrilled to support our selected charities.”
Charities selected by CompTIA’s member communities and councils for donations this year include, Ability Net, Black Tech Mecca, Computing Alliance of Hispanic-Serving Institutions, ChickTech, Code.org, Coder Dojo, Digital Harbor Foundation, Federation of Galaxy Explorers, Folds of Honor, Girls Who Code, Hire Heroes, Junior Achievement USA of Eastern Iowa, Kids Help Phone, Kids, Cops and Computers, National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, NPower, New York University School of Engineering Robotic Design Team, Project Tomorrow, and Teen Tech.
“For the past six years, while building our own social innovation programs to put future workers into tech careers, we’ve also supported more than 70 charities chosen by CompTIA member communities and councils with $920,000 in donations,” said Charles Eaton, executive vice president, social innovation, CompTIA.
“CompTIA has committed to annually donate at least five percent of its revenues to philanthropy and social innovation, a commitment of $3 million.”