Hack Club

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Hack Club
Nonprofit organization
IndustryEducation Management
Founded2014; 9 years ago (2014)
  • Zach Latta
  • Jonathan Leung
Area served

Hack Club is a nonprofit creating a global network of high school makers and student-led coding club.[1] Founded in 2014 by Zach Latta and Jonathan Leung,[2] Hack Club now has nearly 400 high school clubs with 10,000 students in its community.[3]


Hack Club is funded by donations coming from various philanthropic organizations and is funded by grants and individual supporters. In 2019 GitHub Education provided cash grants of up to $500 to every Hack Club hackathon.[4] In May 2020, Elon Musk and The Musk Foundation donated $500,000 to help expand Hack Club.[5] In May 2020, GitHub committed to a $50K hardware fund, globally alongside Arduino and Adafruit on delivering the hardware tools directly to students’ homes.[6]


  1. "Hack Club: Empowering Students to Tap Into Their Coding Super Power". Fast Forward. 2016-08-02. Retrieved 2020-08-22.
  2. Jackson, Abby. "Meet the 18-year-old who's skipping college to start a club for 'hackers'". Business Insider. Retrieved 2020-08-22.
  3. "Hack Club". Join our Slack. Retrieved 2020-08-22.
  4. "GitHub and Hack Club team up to bring more computer science resources to high schools". The GitHub Blog. 2019-09-04. Retrieved 2020-08-22.
  5. "ElonMusk and The Musk Foundation donated $500,000 to Hack Club". Tech News | Startups News. 2020-05-21. Retrieved 2020-08-22.
  6. "Introducing Hack Club's Summer of Making". The GitHub Blog. 2020-05-28. Retrieved 2020-08-22.

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