Gandi supported projects—our 20th anniversary partners

Feb 17, 2020  - written by  in Gandi 20

We’re celebrating Gandi’s 20th anniversary! And for this occasion, we’re highlighting our Gandi Supports partners.

In order to support these projects and to put a spotlight on the causes they defend, we’re organizing a t-shirt design contest with proceeds going to them, until April 3, 2020.

Let your creativity speak, design Gandi’s 20th anniversary collectible t-shirt, share it on Twitter using the hashtag #PrintMyGandi. The top 3 most popular t-shirt designs (as measured by likes and retweets on Twitter) will be sold in a limited run of 500, with proceeds going to one Gandi Supports projects.

Our three star designers will then each get 10 exemplars of their design and will each choose a benefactor Gandi Supports project partnering with us for our 20th anniversary, to whom we will donate the proceeds of sales of their design.

And the top winner of the t-shirt design contest will win a Fairphone, the ethical phone that protects the planet and the well-being of its inhabitants.

Gandi supports

The Gandi supports program aims to support projects (primarily associations and NGOs) that have set out to do good (to the planet, to animals, to minorities, etc.) or to develop Free software. This support takes the form of providing resources (Gandi products, advice, and experience) in order to offer concrete support according to the needs of each project.

Supported projects

In order to allow our (future) winners to choose the supported project they want to receive the proceeds of the sale of their design, until April 3 (the end date of the contest), we’ll be publishing an article per week on each of the supported projects, their missions and the nature of our partnership.

Here’s the list of Gandi’s 20th anniversary partners:

  • Libraries Without Borders: For the past 12 years, Libraries Without Borders has committed itself to bringing knowledge to those who are the most distant from it, everywhere in the world.
  • Exodus Privacy: Exodus Privacy is a French non-profit run by “hactivists” with the goal of protecting personal, private data.
  • Framasoft: Coming out of the education world and oriented towards popular education, the association Framasoft is above all a network of projects, the first of which, the Framalibre directory, goes back to 2001. These projects are run by people collaborating around a single goal: promote digital freedom.
  • HAND: HAND is a non-profit organization with the goal of preparing populations at risk of natural disasters in order to reduce the number of victims. This preparation takes the form of innovative technological solutions as well as civil exercises with public officials and the populations themselves.
  • L214: L214 Éthique & Animaux is an association oriented towards the defense of animals used in the production of food (meat, dairy, eggs, fish) by publicizing their conditions of rearing, transport, fishing, and slaughter.
  • OpenStreetMap: OpenStreetMap is built by a community of benevolent cartogrphers that contribute and maintain data on roads, walking paths, cafés, train stations, and more, all around the world.
  • Reconnect: Reconnect is an associative start-up that uses new technologies to support social inclusion. Their mission is to develop digital services that respond to social problems. This has led them to develop the Cloud solidaire—the solidarity cloud—”An online Storage and Sharing platform to boost social care.”
  • Tela Botanica: The mission of Tela Botanica is to support the exchange of information, to boost projects using new communications technologies, and to produce freely available data for use by all botanists.
  • Sea Shepherd: Sea Shepherd is an international organization who use direct action to support to goal of preserving the oceans. Its mission is to fight against the destruction of marine life and habitat
  • FIDH: the International Federation for Human Rights (or Fédération Internationale pour les Droits Humains in French), brings together 192 human rights organizations in 117 countries. Since 1922, FIDH has been engaged in the protection of civil, political, economic, social, and cultural rights as defined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

An article about the association Exodus Privacy, who examines your smartphone apps in order to tell you what trackers are hiding in your pocket, has already appeared on our blog.

If you want to enter the design contest and help finance one of these projects, enter here and share your design on Twitter with the hashtags #PrintMyGandi and #Gandi20!