Hacker Fund

Hacker Fund

3435 Ocean Park Blvd. #107 PMB 124
Santa Monica, CA 90405
(213) 785-7382
Website: https://www.hacker.fund

Justin Brezhnev

Year organization became a 501(c)(3): 2014
Year of first fiscal sponsorship: 2015
Number of sponsored projects: 10

Fiscal sponsorship fee:
Hacker Fund charges a 10% administrative fee on all funds raised for Model C projects, and a 15% fee for all funds raised for Model A projects.

Eligibility criteria:

  • Aligned mission/values: Provide resources for STEM education

Note: The applicant must be a technologist or technology organization that has legal standing the United States and a bank account. Projects must be charitable, educational, or scientific according to IRS guidelines. The applicant must be creating a project that is helping to liberate the disadvantaged, educate the community or protect the environment. 

Types of projects or services we sponsor:

  • Children, youth and families: Providing resources for group education
  • Education
  • Festivals and events: Including but not limited to hackathons and conferences
  • People or communities of color/minorities: Increasing their accessibility to technology education
  • Women: Increasing their accessibility to technology education
  • Youth development: In the technology sector

Services we offer projects:

  • Computer IT
  • Organizational development
  • Receiving property and stock donations
  • Other: Access to technical volunteers, fundraising software, grant database, sponsorship tools, workspace, software/hardware lab, discounted tools, coaching

Based on Fiscal Sponsorship: 6 Ways to Do It Right: Our model(s) of fiscal sponsorship are:

  • Model A, Direct Project
  • Model C, Preapproved Grant Relationship

Organization description:
We empower technologists to create social change by incubating their charitable, educational and scientific projects. Our members receive educational resources, capacity-building support, and fiscal sponsorship.