We recently kicked off a month-long Hive Challenge on CrowdRise. It’s the first cross-Hive fundraising effort, with thirty non-profit organizations participating from Hive communities in NYC, Chicago, Pittsburgh, Chattanooga and Kansas City.
Mozilla is showing its support to Hive organizations that are implementing, experimenting and scaling web literacy, creative learning and change, by contributing $50,000 in prizes to the organizations that participate in the Hive Challenge. This means in addition to the funds individual organizations raise, CrowdRise will run weekly bonus challenges where winners can receive additional cash prizes from Mozilla, ranging from $1,000-$3,000. The grand prizes of $5,000, $10,000 and $15,000 will go to the organizations that raise the most funds overall, upon the end of the campaign on Nov. 4.
The individual campaigns in the Hive Challenge cover a wide range of needs including:
- expanding programs that empower youth to explore and develop new skills and interests
- purchasing new or upgraded technologies that support hands-on making
- providing professional development and training opportunities for mentors
- buying materials–from 3D printers to vans–to enhance or grow programs that reach more youth and/or address the needs of specific under-represented communities
The first weekly Bonus Challenge winners were announced today! Congratulations to the following organizations that each won $1,000 for raising at least $250 this week:
- Arts for Autism Foundation of Pittsburgh
- Global Action Project
- Millvale Community Library
- NYC SALT
This week’s challenge: The first five organizations to raise $1000 between now and Oct. 21 will receive $1,000, and the organization (of those five) to raise the most money this week will get a trip for two people from their organization to attend the Digital Media Learning Conference held in Los Angeles, CA on June 11-13, 2015.
Here are quick links to the campaigns run by folks from Hive NYC:
- Beam Center Needs a Van!
- City Lore’s “Roots, Routes and Rhythms” Artist Residencies
- CoderDojo NYC
- DreamYard: A Voice for Bronx Youth
- Eyebeam’s The Hoodie: Wearable Tech to Protect Youth Lives
- Global Action Project Youth Video Activists Need New Cameras
- Made in Brownsville Innovation Lab
- NYC SALT Photography Program
- Tech Kids Unlimited: Teaching Tech to Special Needs Children
- Urban Arts Partnership: Closing the Achievement Gap
Please visit crowdrise.com/HiveChallenge and consider donating to some of these exciting Hive programs that are doing great work to spread web literacy and equip young people with valuable skills, confidence and a true maker spirit.
We wish the best of luck to all those participating!