by Y Combinator6/9/2020
Within our organization and community of over 5,000 founders, we have begun a conversation about what we can do to help improve racial and social justice in America.
The first action we are taking as a community is to collect a list of organizations that are making a serious impact in this space. The YC community has come up with over 60 organizations and YC partners, staff, and alumni have made donations to every one of them.
We encourage others in the startup community to donate as well and have published a list of the organizations with donation links.
This is just the first step. In the coming weeks, we will be discussing the ongoing impact we will have as an organization and as a community, and we will continue to share our actions with you.
Y Combinator created a new model for funding early stage startups. Twice a year we invest a small amount of money ($150k) in a large number of startups (recently 200). The startups move to Silicon