For the past four years, Pledge 1% has partnered with Bessemer Venture Partners, Forbes and Salesforce Ventures on the annual Cloud 100 event, which honors the top 100 private cloud companies in the world. Cloud 100 Pledge 1% members have had incredible impact; they’ve donated their time, product, and profits to their communities and together have unlocked over $500M in new philanthropy via their IPOs. To recognize this, we formally launched the Pledge 1% Impact Award to recognize one company who is doing an incredible job at leveraging their time, talent, money, and resources to make a difference. We are thrilled to share that this year’s Pledge 1% Impact Award winner is Canva.
Canva recently joined the Pledge 1% movement on a mission to do the most good they possibly can. They created a gift matching program to boost financial donations to Canva Foundation projects and have consistently given away a free version of their product to nonprofits and schools. Canva team members also receive 3 days of volunteer leave every year. This is in addition to time set aside to help with nonprofit and Foundation-related projects, like Design for Change Week.
In response to COVID-19, Canva went even further and created a range of free, easy-to-read, informative templates for individuals and organizations to download and use for free. To address systemic racism, they updated their media library to include more diverse images and representation of the Black community, and asked designers to create more inclusive content.
Canva is joining past Pledge 1% Impact Award winners DocuSign, Twilio, Slack, and Procore, and are one of many companies recognized at the Cloud 100. We congratulate Automattic, Culture Amp, DigitalOcean, Front, Gainsight, LaunchDarkly, Lookout, Procore, Rubrik, Samsara and all of the other companies for making this year’s list. You can learn more and view the full list here.