$500K for 5 Charities

If you’re attending the 2019 Global SAFe Summit, you’ll know that our CEO Chris James made a big announcement. Scaled Agile has reached a major growth milestone: over 500,000 professionals have taken SAFe training, and the community continues to grow at an amazing rate.

That’s big news and we’re going to celebrate in a big way by donating a half million dollars to charity. As part of Scaled Agile’s Pledge 1% commitment and our Do All The Good You Can initiative, we’re launching the $500K for 5 Charities campaign at the 2019 Global SAFe Summit. We’ve selected five charities to receive $500K and are asking you—as a Summit attendee—to play an important role in how we distribute the money.

You have a ticket in your badge holder, perforated into five sections. Using that ticket, you may go to a donation station by registration or the Exhibit Hall to vote with your ticket. You may designate all or part of the ticket to the charity or charities of your choice. The more sections each charity receives, the greater their donation.

Learn more about each charity below and how they are helping to make the world a better place.

$500K for 5 Charities

Engineers Without Borders
Engineers Without Borders USA builds a better world through engineering projects that empower communities to meet their basic human needs. From solar-powered water pumps to latrines and fish farms, their wide-ranging projects have far-reaching implications in 44 countries.

Direct Relief
Direct Relief is a humanitarian aid organization, active in all 50 states and more than 80 countries, with a mission to improve the health and lives of people affected by poverty or emergencies—without regard to politics, religion, or ability to pay.

Action Against Hunger
Action Against Hunger is a global humanitarian organization that takes decisive action against the causes and effects of hunger. Their mission is to ensure everyone can access clean water, food, training, and healthcare.

Water.org is an international nonprofit organization that has positively transformed more than 21 million lives around the world with access to safe water and sanitation. Founded by Gary White and Matt Damon, Water.org pioneers market-driven financial solutions to the global water crisis.

Easterseals serves 1.5 million children and adults with disabilities and their families, offering a wide range of services nationwide. They change the way the world defines and views disability by helping their clients build the skills and access the resources they need to live, learn, work and play.


Where do attendees go to participate?
We’ll have two donation stations set up—one near registration and one near the Exhibit Hall.

How does this work?
Your ticket is perforated into five sections. Use the ticket as-is to donate to one charity, or tear off sections and distribute to multiple charities. The more tickets each charity receives, the greater their donation.

When does voting close?
Use your ticket by Thursday, 12:00 PM to ensure your donation is counted.

When will results be announced?
Results will be announced after the closing keynote Thursday, 4:55 PM.

When will the organizations receive the funds?
Funds will be distributed to each charity by mid-October, 2019.

Amplify your donation
If you would like to donate more, please do so via each charity’s website (above). We are unable to accept cash on-site.

What was the selection criteria for the charities?

  • Recognizable brand
  • National or international program scope
  • Leader in nonprofit innovation/technology and/or practices SAFe
  • Diversity of program type
  • 501 (c) (3) status in the U.S.