Charitable Donations

(stolen from Nilenso)

There are many worthy charities. It is impossible to construct a partial order (is “save the whales” more important or “save the Western Ghats”?) much less the total order of all causes we might support. To avoid endless debate and focus on execution, we will have a one-for-one, “put your money where your mouth is” policy for charity.

Decision

A personal donation made by an individual at Obvious, will be matched by Obvious. This rule has one exemption which is when Obvious is asked for a donation directly, in which case it is up for discussion.

Partial list of donations

Y​ear

O​rganisation/Cause

Purpose

A​mount (₹)

2​018

K​erala Flood Relief

Matched employee donations towards the Kerala floods of 2018

₹ 4​0,000

2​018

Kodagu Flood Relief

M​atched employee donations towards the Kodagu Flood Relief

₹10,000

2​019

HasGeek

S​upport women speakers at conferences with travel stipends

₹100,000

2​019

I​nternet Freedom Foundation

We committed to a donation-matching drive for the IFF.

₹127,001