Hack4Impact is a student group at the University of Pennsylvania, located in Philadelphia. We collaborate with nonprofits and other socially responsible organizations to develop software that meets important social and humanitarian needs.
Some of our past clients have included Kiva Zip, Givology, Reading Terminal Market, Women Veterans Rock, and the Louisiana Center for Children’s Rights.Learn more about us →
Each semester, Hack4Impact chooses three to five projects suggested by nonprofits. We work in small groups led by a project manager and technical lead to develop the application, taking into account our clients’ requirements and suggestions. Below are some of the projects we’ve completed in the past.See all our completed projects →
Philly Food Finder
The rate of food insecurity in Philadelphia County is 22%. We worked with the Greater Philadelphia Coalition Against Hunger to create a mapping tool to increase the visibility and usage of existing resources, such as food pantries, soup kitchens, and senior meal centers. Individuals can enter their ZIP code and immediately find food help that is close by.
Our mission is to help nonprofits expand their reach and impact through technology. We collaborate closely with organizations of all sizes to produce robust software that meets their needs. We also create platforms that anybody can use, such as mapping tools, so that organizations don’t need technical know-how to create powerful digital resources.
A core component of Hack4Impact’s mission is education. We approach the technical challenges of our work as opportunities to develop new skills and perfect old ones. We’re committed to giving our members space to experiment with software development beyond the classroom — so if you’ve been itching to try something new and do some good at the same time, Hack4Impact is the place.