Make an impact with Hollie’s Hub for Good

If you’re building a nonprofit project or startup, and you need resources and support as you pursue your mission, DigitalOcean is here to help.

Apply now

What is Hollie's Hub for Good?

DigitalOcean’s mission is to simplify cloud computing so builders can spend more time creating software that changes the world. We know in order to create positive change, we must empower builders across all sectors. Hollie’s Hub for Good—as part of DO Impact—is our commitment to the builders in the nonprofit and social enterprise sector, where we provide infrastructure credits to make DigitalOcean products more accessible to these changemakers.

Here’s what we’re committing each year:

  • $500K in infrastructure credits, as well as promotion and amplification of nonprofits and social enterprises who are part of the program.
  • Cash grants to Hollie’s Hub for Good members who need capacity and support to deepen their use of DigitalOcean, reach more people, and scale their impact. Grantees will be selected from current program participants every spring.

Applicant information

Think your project could be a good fit for Hollie’s Hub for Good? Learn more and apply for credits below.

Who should apply?

Any nonprofit (U.S.-based 501©(3) or global equivalent), social enterprise organization, or unregistered social impact initiative looking for support to help fund their projects on DigitalOcean’s platform.

What does DigitalOcean provide?

Once your project is approved, we’ll provide up to $1,000 in DigitalOcean credits to get you started. Please note that credits are given on a one-time offer basis. Additionally, several Hollie’s Hub for Good members will be selected to receive cash grants every spring.

What does the application process entail?

Simply fill out this application form. Please provide as much information as possible about your project and the kind of support you need. We will review your proposal within 10 business days to make sure it meets our criteria and company values. We’ll be in touch via email if we need additional information to process your submission.

What happens once a project is approved?

We will apply the credit to the account indicated. Please note, we are only able to apply credit to existing accounts. If you do not yet have a DigitalOcean account, please sign up for an account here before applying.

Apply for credits

Apply here to get support for your project

We’ll get back to you within 10 days of submission.

By signing up, you agree to the Terms of Service and give us permission to use the personal data in this form for this program as described.

Resources to help you get started

Check out these free materials to support you as you contribute to the community. You can also find Product Support on this page and apply to share your own knowledge as part of Write for DOnations.

ResourceType
DigitalOcean Community GlossaryTutorial
Getting Started with DigitalOcean FunctionsVideo tutorial
Using Visual Studio Code for Remote DevelopmentVideo tutorial
From Containers to Kubernetes with Node.jsTutorial series
An Introduction to DatabasesConceptual article
Python Machine Learning Projects — A DigitalOcean eBookeBook
How to Use a Remote Docker Server to Speed Up Your WorkflowVideo tutorial

Frequently asked questions

What is the origin of Hollie’s Hub for Good (HH4G)?

DigitalOcean employee Hollie Haggans created our Hub for Good in 2020 as a way for us to support our global community during the COVID-19 pandemic. When Hollie tragically passed away in 2021, we were proud to honor her by renaming the program to Hollie’s Hub for Good (HH4G).

Now part of DO Impact (DigitalOcean’s broader social impact programming) Hollie’s Hub for Good is a key pillar in our efforts to empower changemakers around the globe through products and philanthropy.

Who is Hollie?

Hollie Haggans was DigitalOcean’s 150th employee who helped build our Hub for Good and was a fierce champion of our community of developers and startups. Her legacy will live on through this program, and we will continue to advance the inspiring work she accomplished during her more than five years at DigitalOcean.

What does DigitalOcean provide?

Once your project is approved, we’ll provide up to $1,000 in credits to get you started. Please note that credits are given on a one-time offer basis.

When does the credit expire?

Any unused credits will expire one year from the date of application. If you are approaching your expiration date and have unused credits, please email hubforgood@digitalocean.com to discuss extension opportunities.

Can I receive support that isn’t in the form of infrastructure credits?

Please email hubforgood@digitalocean.com describing the kind of support you need. We’re happy to discuss opportunities for partnership.

How long will it take to hear back from the DigitalOcean team? 

We are committed to replying to every application within 10 days of submission.

How can we join DigitalOcean as a partner in this effort? 

If your company is interested in providing resources to support HH4G projects, please email us at hubforgood@digitalocean.com with [HH4G PARTNER] in the subject line.

What does it mean if I give DigitalOcean permission to share my project?

If you are accepted into the HH4G program, you are also providing permission for DigitalOcean to share information provided in your application—and identifiers like your project name, logo, and trademark—in any format we choose for promoting projects in this program. If you change your mind, or have concerns about how we are sharing your project, you can always reach out to us at hubforgood@digitalocean.com.

Anything else? 

Please email hubforgood@digitalocean.com. We are here to help you drive impact and provide support in any way we can.