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
Intel
Sonia and Paul T. Jones
The Kahn-Rowe Family Fund
Tudor Investment Corp.
Two Sigma


Underwriters
($50,000+ contribution)

Mitchel Resnick
Morgan Stanley

Benefactors
($25,000+ contribution)

Erik Anderson
John Doerr
WestRiver Management

 

Sponsors
($10,000+ contribution)

Amazon
The Blackstone Charitable Foundation
Cisco/Meraki
Credit Suisse
Deutsche Bank
Jonathan Dinu
John and Micole Doyle
EPAM Systems
Facebook
Hearst Corporation
Huron Foundation
Mr. and Mrs. J. Tomilson Hill
McGraw Hill Education
Adam Messinger and Mary Powell

John and Laura Overdeck
Pearson
SAP
Edward and Reka Schmidt
Silicon Valley Bank
Societe Generale
Solomon Wilson Family Foundation
Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz
Alfred Spector and Rhonda Kost
UBS
Christos Zoulas
Weill Family Foundation 


Patrons
($1,000+ contribution)

Kerri Keeley
Alan Klinger
Jill LaGattuta
Gregg Lynn
Christina Miller
The MacArthur Foundation
Microsoft Research
NHK
New York Hall of Science
Christopher P. O'Brien
The Ramsey Family Fund
Scholastic
Jan Speth
Wray Thorn
Jessica Traynor
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
Tim Ettenheim Donor Advised Fund
Alan Eustace
Genentech
Alex Ginsburg and Hillary Blumberg
Edward Goodman
Dan Huttenlocher
iD Tech
Nichole Johnson
 


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.