iFixit Supports the Community
We donate a portion of every sale to nonprofits that are making a difference in the world. iFixit financially supports all of these wonderful organizations, and we have close working relationships with many of them.
Worldwide Organizations ¶
Creative Commons ¶
Creative Commons works to increase the amount of creativity (cultural, educational, and scientific content) in “the commons” — the body of work that is available to the public for free and legal sharing, use, repurposing, and remixing. We license all of our teardowns and user contributed content under CC-BY-NC-SA, and we're working with Creative Commons to make repair information accessible to as many people as possible.
Doctors Without Borders ¶
Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders) is an international, independent, medical humanitarian organisation that delivers emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, healthcare exclusion and natural or man-made disasters. We are currently supporting their work in helping Haiti recover from the tragic January, 2009 earthquake.
Electronic Frontier Foundation ¶
EFF is the leading civil liberties group defending your rights in the digital world. We are indebted to their work paving a path for organizations like ours to operate freely. The EFF paid for the successful defense of our good friends at the PowerPage and AppleInsider when Apple's legal team tried to force them to reveal anonymous sources. We support their ongoing work to ensure our digital liberties are secure.
Feed the Children ¶
Working with Feed the Children and GAIN, we have funded over 50,000 high-nutrition meals for children in Sudan and Uganda.
Free Software Foundation ¶
The Free Software Foundation is dedicated to promoting computer users' right to use, study, copy, modify, and redistribute computer programs. Our servers run on 100% open and free operating systems, and we give back to the open source community both financially and with engineering effort.
Greenpeace is a leading proponent of greener electronics, and has been instrumental in pressuring companies like Apple to switch to manufacturing processes that reduce toxic chemicals.
Room to Read ¶
Room to Read partners with local communities throughout the developing world to provide quality educational opportunities by establishing libraries, creating local language children's literature, constructing schools, and providing education to girls.
Local Charities ¶
While iFixit has a global focus, we also give back to our local community in San Luis Obispo, California. We match charitable contributions made by our staff. Here are some local groups that our team supports, both with money and our time.
El Camino Homeless Organization ¶
The El Camino Homeless Organization provides meal, shelter and support services to the homeless and hungry of northern San Luis Obispo County. They are volunteer-based and run by a coalition of churches, service organizations and individuals.
Food Bank Coalition of San Luis Obispo County ¶
The Food Bank Coalition operates several direct food distribution programs throughout San Luis Obispo County. These programs feed hungry children, low-income seniors, and individuals and families that don't earn enough money to make ends meet here on the Central Coast.
Other Work ¶
We also use Carbonfund.org to help us "Reduce what you can, offset what you can’t." We purchase carbon offsets for travel and other activities where we can't have a neutral footprint.
We are working to document the global e-waste problem. If more people knew what happened to devices after they died, they would throw away less and fix more.
We are building a community of people who want to fix the planet. We are working together with people all over the world to show people how to fix things. With your help, we can keep devices out of landfills!