Invest in Ada: Change the Face of Tech in Seattle

Ada Developers Academy is the premier alternative education academy in Seattle, with a placement rate 90% + across 11 cohorts of talented students. We are unique. We serve only women and gender diverse people and are completely tuition free for our students.  Along with our extensive and comprehensive curriculum, every student also participates in a 5-month long internship at one of our corporate partners. We strive for a holistic education, one that not only provides the most direct path into software engineering possible, but also one that serves the whole person, fostering a sense of community, core values and social justice that ensures our students have the well-rounded skills to stay in the technology industry long after graduation. 

Ada strives every day to diversify the tech industry by providing women and gender diverse people the skills, experience, and community support to become professional software developers who contribute to changing the world with software. To do this work, we charge participating companies a fee, which covers the cost of education and  internship stipend for one student. The fee for service model covers 90% of Ada’s total cost, and allows us to run the Ada program and educate 96 students a year. As an organization and community, we are dedicated to the mission of making tech more diverse, and believe we have only scratched the surface of possibilities for the future.

About 10% of Ada’s funding comes from philanthropy, and we count on generous donors like you to keep us going. By giving to Ada, you are investing in the future of our community, driving economic mobility for women and gender diverse technologists, and actively participating in shifting our tech sector towards equity and inclusion. 

Here’s What Your Investment Helps Us Do

Ada’s Financial Aid Program*

Many of our students need the Ada Financial Support Program to bridge the gap between the classroom and paid internship experience of Ada. In every cohort, about 40% of our students are provided with a low-interest loan with funds that are generously donated to Ada. Since its inception, the program has funded 144 Ada students with low-interest loans totaling over $1.8M.

Innovation Fund

The Innovation Fund provides investment in the future of Ada Developers Academy across the full spectrum of programs, offers and beyond. Projects funded through the Innovation Fund will help Ada Developers Academy remain the leaders in the alternative education space in Seattle, as well as contribute to our mission of diversifying the tech industry.  This program gives the Ada the opportunity to explore promising new projects that will drive and grow the Ada mission overall. Currently there is a need to fund the Ada Continuing Education series for advanced skills development for alums.  

Building Fund

Ada Developers Academy is moving in 2020!  Be a part of the newest chapter at Ada and leave a lifelong mark on our community.  Currently we are looking for investors to make sure our space is top of the line for our future Ada students. 

Interested in furthering our impact? Have other ideas or questions about our work?  We want to explore it with YOU! Contact us on ways to get involved at

Ways to Donate

Ada Angel

Want be a part of an exceptional cohort of individuals who are making a BIG impact at Ada Developers Academy? Become an Ada Angel and invest in the future of our student, mission and vision.  Contact Alexandra Holien at to explore how to invest in Ada to change the face of tech through stocks, estate planning and more.


Make a one-time or recurring donation to change the face of tech.

*Ada Developers Academy is fiscally sponsored by Third Sector New England (TSNE) and all donations collected go to Ada Programs and Services. 

By Mail

Please make checks payable to:
TSNE/Ada Developers Academy

Mailing address:
Third Sector New England, Inc.
ATTN: Ada Developers Academy
89 South Street, Suite 700
Boston, MA 02111-2670

Donations are processed through Ada’s 501(c)(3) fiscal sponsor, Third Sector New England (TSNE). Ada donations through TSNE, Federal ID number 04-2261109, are tax-deductible to the extent allowable by law.

Company Match

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