Silicon Ally is a public charity, formally incorporated in September of 2021. Our application for 501(c)(3) status was granted by the IRS on February 10th, 2022.

Mission Statement

The following is an excerpt from our 1023 application, describing our mission in formal terms. To learn about our mission in less technical terms, check out our blog post on the subject.

Silicon Ally (the “Organization") was incorporated on August 26, 2021 as a Colorado not-for-profit
corporation. The purpose of the Organization is to operate a charitable tax-exempt organization that is
dedicated to providing support to other charitable organizations to aide in the facilitation of the charitable
missions of such organizations by performing: (1) various advisory, consulting and training services related
to the review and optimization of existing information technology infrastructure, networks, data
storage, operating systems and software applications and organizational goals and needs related to the
foregoing; (2) various IT services related to the selection, implementation, optimization, upgrade,
installation, configuration, operation and maintenance of existing and new IT infrastructure, networks, data
storage, operating systems and software applications and ongoing advisory, consulting and training services
related thereto; and (3) specified software engineering services related to the development of customized
software solutions and applications for such charitable organizations. The Organization intends to perform
such services on a discounted and/or subsidized basis as independent contractors to make such services
affordable and cost-effective for such charitable organizations that might not otherwise have the financial
resources to obtain such services from for profit IT services and software engineering companies. The
Organization intends to initially focus on providing support to charitable organizations with missions
dedicated to addressing: (a) climate change; (b) environmental conservation and preservation; and (c)
economic and social inequality. The Organization will only conduct activities that are permissible for an
organization maintaining tax-exempt status under §§ 501(c)(3) and 5010 ofthe Internal Revenue Code (the

The Organization plans to supports its mission financially and generate funds to pay its operating expenses
by (1) accepting payment of discounted fees for the performance of services on behalf of other charitable
organizations based on a sliding scale in accordance with the amounts such organizations can afford to pay
for such services; and (2) engaging in traditional not-for-profit fundraising activities such as soliciting and
collecting charitable donations from members of the public and applying for charitable grants and similar
funds. All of the Organization’s operating expenses are related to the activities described in this section of
the application.