Algolia’s social impact

When founding Algolia, we wanted to make sure that we shared the same values, and that we envisioned how we would work with each other and future team members in line with those values. We wanted to become a culture-first company and make culture the driver of our growth.

One of the values that drives us is Care. We care about what we do each day, we care about our impact on our customers’ success, we care about our impact on people’s lives, and we care about our impact on the society.

We have been fortunate to build an incredibly fast-growing business, and we consider it our responsibility to give back to the communities who made it possible, and to the society of which we are part. We are proud of the Algolians who suggested and implemented many of the initiatives described on this page. To them, and to all of you who contribute, thank you!

Julien & Nicolas, Co-founders

Giving back

Donations and community giving

Through our charitable matching program, Algolia matches any donation an employee makes that is aligned with our core values.

Employee referral program

Referral bonus is donated to the referring employee’s non-profit organization of choice.


We are partnering with local organizations to give back through community service and mentorship programs, such as Konexio.

Founders pledge

Through this unique program, Algolia’s founders, Julien and Nicolas, pledged to donate a portion of their personal proceeds, upon liquidity, to charity.

Supporting open source projects

Via OpenCollective, we are supporting our favorite and most used open source projects, as selected by our engineering team.

Global Giving Days

As we pledge 1% of our employee time, we hold one day each quarter for Algolians to participate in our planned charitable activities or on their own with a charity of their choice. 

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Diversity and inclusion

Fighting racial injustice

We take a stand against racial injustice, and continue to work on building a healthy, diverse, and inclusive team through education and awareness.


Our recruiting team is intentional about building diverse teams across all of our offices. To provide a fair and consistent interview process for all candidates, all interviewers go through unconscious bias training.

Company donations

Algolia donates to causes we believe in, like fighting racial injustice. We recently donated $25,000 collectively to Black Girls Code, 100 Black Men of AmericaColor of Change, and The Conscious Kid.

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Helping open source and non-profit projects

Qualifying open source and non-profit projects can use Algolia at a discount or for free.

Free product plan for COVID-19-related projects

Algolia offers a free product plan to any developer or team working on COVID-19-related, not-for-profit websites or apps.

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