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Talk about a great start to the new year! We are humbled to share that our Atlassian Foundation has now generated more than $3 million in donations to our partner charity Room to Read, a global nonprofit dedicated to improving literacy and gender equality in education for children across Asia and Africa. This great news comes on the heels of our recent trip to Cambodia where we sent a team of 11 Atlassians (along with Room to Read) to gain first-hand knowledge of the challenges and opportunities

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Make a Diff: A new way to volunteer

One afternoon, Atlassian co-Founder and co-CEO Scott Farquhar walked up to my desk and said, "Melissa... the Foundation needs to do something amazing." No pressure, right? As the one who is responsible for running the Atlassian Foundation, my first thought was, "How do we top what we're already doing?" The  Foundation works on a one percent model, where one percent of profit, employee time, and company equity is donated to nonprofits. We also support Room to Read, a Bay Area-based

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For every every dollar up to $500,000 donated to Room to Read's Checkout Challenge, Atlassian will match it. That's right - Atlassian will turn half a million dollars in donations into a million. Atlassian's matching funds will specifically support the creation of school libraries and new books in Cambodia. We've been a proud supporter of Room to Read's projects in Asia since 2009, donating almost $2 million through sales of our $10 starter licenses and impacting the lives of over 80,000

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Atlassian Selects Foundation Grant Recipients

This past December we announced our call for submissions from San Francisco Bay Area non-profits to apply for Atlassian Foundation grants. By offering grants of up to $10,000 to local education-focused organizations, we aim to get more involved with our community and have a direct, positive impact on youth here in the Bay Area. After reviewing numerous applications, our Foundation Council is excited to announce the four non-profits it believes will best support our mission of giving the

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The Atlassian Foundation gives back in many ways – by giving employees time and funds to support the causes in which they believe, by making direct donations to charities, and by donating Atlassian product licenses to non-profit and Open Source projects. To date, the Atlassian Foundation has donated over $2.5 million and contributed over 1,500 hours to charitable causes around the world! Can you help us accomplish our mission of giving the youth of the world access to a world-class

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That's right. Atlassians are a generous bunch, digging deep and donating almost $200,000 to their favourite charities in just one month. So how did it happen? Well, we like to call it "Double Donation Matching in May" - for every $1 Atlassians donated, the Atlassian Foundation double matched it. The result: Double Happiness. Here's the equation: $1 = $3 $1000 = $3000 €500 = €1500   For the month of May, up to $2,000 per person was double matched by the Foundation. And

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