We created the Twitter platform to foster communication on a global scale, because we believe the open exchange of information can be a compelling force for good in the world.
Our philanthropy mission is to reflect and augment the positive power of our platform through civic engagement, employee volunteerism, charitable contributions and in-kind donations. In these ways, Twitter can foster greater understanding, equality and opportunity in the cities and countries where we operate.
Twitter employees are involved in a broad variety of philanthropic causes and initiatives. In terms of corporate support, we focus our efforts to provide meaningful impact in the these areas:
Internet safety and education
We want to help educate youth about healthy digital citizenship and online safety. We support organizations that tackle online safety issues such as bullying, abuse and hate speech.
Women & underrepresented minorities in tech
We support efforts that provide women and underrepresented minorities of all ages with mentoring and equal opportunities in programs in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and computer science.
Digital rights and responsibilities
We support organizations and initiatives that defend and respect the user’s voice and digital rights by promoting freedom of expression and defending civil liberties.
Universal access and adoption
We support technological literacy initiatives and technology access programs in the countries we serve. We seek to overcome the digital divide by promoting widespread access, adoption and use of the internet.
Crisis and emergency response
When emergencies or natural disasters strike, we offer tools and programs that help people around the world with communication tools and humanitarian response mechanisms.
San Francisco initiatives
Twitter’s hometown is San Francisco and we’re committed to supporting local organizations that strengthen our community.
OUR PROGRAMS / SUPPORTING OUR COMMUNITIES
Located directly across the street from HQ in San Francisco, the Twitter NeighborNest provides clients of our community-based partners with access to computer technology, education and training.
Ads for Good
Our Ads for Good program offers non-profits a way to leverage the power of the Twitter advertising platform to amplify your message. This program is by invitation only.
Our heart is in San Francisco
It’s the city where we began, and home to the largest number of our employees.
For these reasons, we strive to stay attuned to a host of local issues and our neighborhood’s greatest needs.
The above map highlights a selection of the organizations we support in San Francisco. See our full list of SF partner organizations below.
We work closely with the City Administrator’s Office on our Community Benefit Agreement (CBA), which guides many of our local social responsibility efforts as a company. These community outreach activities supplement our philanthropic five areas of focus outlined above, and speak to the rich cultural diversity and voices of San Francisco.
Through volunteer involvement and various types of support, we work to make a difference in critical community needs such as homelessness, housing advocacy, youth education, workforce development and physical neighborhood improvements.
LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS / SUPPORTING OUR HOMETOWN