Mission & Philosophy


The Kapor (pronounced KAY-por) Center for Social Impact relentlessly pursues creative strategies that will leverage information technology for positive social impact. We primarily work with underrepresented communities, focusing on gap-closing endeavors.



We believe that the community of tech leaders must reflect the diversity of the United States.

We are particularly interested in social impact for communities that have historically been on the periphery of access to opportunity, participation and influence in the United States.

We believe that when the community of tech leaders reflects the diversity of the United States, tech will play an integral role in closing gaps and disparities that exist in this country.

Via proven methods from the for-profit and non-profit fields, we work in partnership with a diverse set of stakeholders to maximize social impact.

With our mission as our unifying goal, we have a shared set of values that permeate all that we do here at the Kapor Center.  These values drive our decision-making processes, hiring decisions, conflict resolution, feedback mechanisms, choice of vendors and partners, professional development and our day-to-day behavior in our work and with each other.  Our values statement follows:

We extend TRUST and CARE from day one. We operate with PERSONAL INTEGRITY at every turn. Our DIVERSITY is critical to our success. We create and pursue OPPORTUNITIES that further our mission. We appreciate and uphold our unique organizational CULTURE. We prioritize working with individuals and organizations that share values similar to ours.