We were founded in 2013 as the Code-to-Learn Foundation by Mitchel Resnick, Professor of Learning Research at the MIT Media Lab, and David Siegel, Co-Founder and Co-Chairman of the investment management firm Two Sigma. Mitch and David first met as graduate students in computer science at MIT in the 1980s, and reconnected 25 years later when David's son learned to program with Scratch, developed by Mitch's research group at the MIT Media Lab.

In 2015, we changed our name to the Scratch Foundation to reflect our specific focus on Scratch and its dynamic ecosystem of interacting projects (Scratch, ScratchJr, ScratchEd) and events (Scratch Day, Scratch Conference, Scratch Educator Meetups). Scratch is available for free, for everyone, and that’s why the Scratch Foundation is so important. Through gifts from private individuals, corporations, and foundations, we raise funds to support the entire Scratch ecosystem.


Who We Are

 

BOARD MEMBER

Mitchel Resnick 
Professor of Learning Research
MIT Media Lab

 

BOARD MEMBER

Margaret Honey
President and CEO
New York Hall of Science

 

STAFF

Lisa O'Brien
Executive Director
Scratch Foundation

 

STAFF

My Nguyen
Communications Specialist
Scratch Foundation

BOARD MEMBER

David Siegel
Co-Founder and Co-Chairman
Two Sigma

 

BOARD MEMBER

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Christina Miller
President and General Manager
Cartoon Network

 

STAFF

Saskia Leggett
Scratch Outreach Manager
Scratch Foundation

 

Our Supporters

Scratch Foundation is funded by contributions from individuals and organizations, with initial funding and ongoing support generously provided by Siegel Family Endowment (SFE). As a new 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, we are grateful for SFE's support and the contributions of others.

 

Founding Donors
($3,000,000+ contribution)

Siegel Family Endowment


Champions
($500,000+ contribution)

Cartoon Network


Principals
($100,000+ contribution)

Mark Dalton
The Evan and Cynthia Goldberg Fund
Google
Huron Foundation
Intel
Morgan Stanley
Sonia and Paul T. Jones
The Kahn-Rowe Family Fund
Tudor Investment Corp.
Two Sigma


Underwriters
($50,000+ contribution)

Erik Anderson
Mitchel Resnick
Solomon Wilson Family Foundation

Benefactors
($25,000+ contribution)

Deutsche Bank
John Doerr
EPAM Systems
Facebook
Jenner & Block LLP
John and Laura Overdeck
Playmates Toys
Societe Generale
UBS
Union Square Ventures
Christos Zoulas

 

Sponsors
($10,000+ contribution)

Amazon
Dr. Craig Barrett
The Blackstone Charitable Foundation
Cisco/Meraki
Citco
Credit Suisse
Peter and Amy Desmond
Jonathan Dinu
John and Micole Doyle
Brad Feld
Hearst Corporation
Mr. and Mrs. J. Tomilson Hill
Mattel
 

McGraw Hill Education
Adam Messinger and Mary Powell
Serkan Piantino
Pearson
SAP
Edward and Reka Schmidt
Silicon Valley Bank
Skadden Arp
Ben Stein
Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz
Alfred Spector and Rhonda Kost
Weill Family Foundation 


Patrons
($1,000+ contribution)

Nichole Johnston
Kerri Keeley
Alan Klinger
Jill LaGattuta
littleBits
Gregg Lynn
The Christy and John Mack Foundation
Christina Miller
Marjin Venhuizen
The MacArthur Foundation
Microsoft Research
NHK
New York Hall of Science
Christopher P. O'Brien
James Pulaski
The Ramsey Family Fund
Hans Robertson
David Saltzman
Scholastic
Jan Speth
Spin Master Ldt.
Alexander Stein
Erin Stein
Wray Thorn
Jessica Traynor
Sheri Vammen
Krishna Vedati
Vernier Software & Technology LLC
Via Technologies
Jade Vinson
Ken Yip

 

Jean Paul Balajadia
Michael Ball
Richard Barry
BlackRock
Capital Z Partners
Vanessa Colella
Steven Connelly
Critical Links
Eric Dahm
DeNA Japan
Peter and Amy Desmond
Elda Di Re
Pavni Diwanji
Michael Dubno
Lauren Edwards
Patrick J. Esser
Tim Ettenheim Donor Advised Fund
Alan Eustace
Steve Evans
Funny or Die
Genentech
Alex Ginsburg and Hillary Blumberg
Edward Goodman
Teresa A. & Christopher Greene
Suzanne and Phillip Handal
Sylvia Ann Hewlett
Jonathan Hitchon
Dan Huttenlocher
iD Tech
Doug Imbruce
JP Morgan
David Joerg


In-Kind Donors & Collaborators

DK Publishing
Embark Labs
Getty Images
No Starch Press
RoboFun


Kickstarter Campaign for ScratchJr

We had an incredible response to the 2014 Kickstarter campaign to support the development of the ScratchJr app. Click here to view the list of more than 1,000 backers who donated $10 or more. Thank you to everyone who generously supported our Kickstarter campaign to fund the development of ScratchJr.