Earlier this month I mentioned that I will be donating my profits from my Project Search & Replace plugin for Unity to a non-profit to fight systemic racism. I’d like to thank everyone who purchased a copy this month.
It is the end of the month, and PSR has made $1049.70. This is after Unity has taken their 30% and before taxes have been taken out. After much thought, and weighing various options and opinions, I have decided to donate to *two* charities:
To increase the number of women of color in the digital space by empowering girls of color ages 7 to 17 to become innovators in STEM fields, leaders in their communities, and builders of their own futures through exposure to computer science and technology. To provide African-American youth with the skills to occupy some of the 1.4 million computing job openings expected to be available in the U.S. by 2020, and to train 1 million girls by 2040.
The NAACP Legal Defense Fund is a non-profit part of the NAACP.
The Legal Defense Fund – also referred to as the NAACP-LDF was founded in 1940 as a part of the NAACP, but separated in 1957 to become a completely separate entity. It is recognized as the nation’s first civil and human rights law organization, and shares our commitment to equal rights.
I wanted to pick a charity that was close to the community but also a charity that could provide actionable change at the national level. I felt that instead trying to find one organization that does both well, I would support two that attempted to help from different directions.
So (rounding up and soaking the taxes) I will donate $525 each to both Black Girls Code and the NAACP LDF upon receiving my check from Unity.