About the Program
The Auth0 Employee Giving program was initially established by a group of Auth0 employees who were excited about engaging and supporting their communities, and grew to a comprehensive program that’s changing the lives of thousands.
The program includes not only donation matching for Auth0 employees but also an opportunity to count with Auth0’s support when spending time in their local communities and actively participating in a micro-loan program for people in need around the world.
Auth0 Gives & Kiva
Kiva is a nonprofit that supports small businesses around the world by providing them with micro-loans. These micro-loans are crowd-funded by lenders worldwide during campaigns (think GoFundMe with a humanitarian focus). When a borrower pays off their loan, lenders get their money back and re-invest through another campaign!
Kiva’s mission is to connect people through lending to alleviate poverty. Kiva works with microfinance institutions, social businesses, schools, and nonprofit organizations on five continents to provide loans to people without access to traditional banks and other financial services.
One hundred percent of the money lent on Kiva is sent to these organizations, which Kiva calls its Field Partners. Field Partners are responsible for screening borrowers, administering the loans in the field, and then posting them to Kiva’s website to be funded by Kiva lenders. Fortune Magazine has named Kiva as “the hottest nonprofit on the planet” and one of Oprah’s ‘Favorite Things.’
After the borrower pays back their loan (97% payback rate!), we can re-invest the funds to other borrowers through another campaign. We are excited that 82% of our employees were engaged in the last campaign. We are looking forward to the next one!
Auth0 Gives & Merit
One of our core values is N+1>N. We believe in continuous improvement, including coaching and mentoring. We have a unique partnership with Merit, an organization with a vision to “give anyone in tech, regardless of background, the network and resources they need to succeed in their career.” Auth0 employees can volunteer their time to coach others through the program as well as take advantage of the extensive network of current coaches.
Auth0 Gives & Deed
We recently engaged in a new partnership with Deed for our employee giving, matching, and volunteerism platform. Their vision is to “...harness the passion of your employees to take a stand, share your values, and make a lasting impact in your community.” We are so excited to leverage this next-generation platform enabling our employees to share their time, skills, and money with over 2m causes across the globe.