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AnnieCannons

AnnieCannons, Inc.

AnnieCannons fights human trafficking through technology by training human trafficking survivors in tech skills + connecting them with tech incomes.

Founded: 2014 by Laura Hackney, Jessica Hubley

AnnieCannons, Inc.
  • Program Area

    Health & Healthcare, Education, Human Rights, Poverty Alleviation & Economic Development, Public Service & Civic Engagement
  • Location of Impact

    Global
  • Headquarters Location

    San Francisco, California, United States
  • Product Platforms

    Web, Mobile Apps, Open Source
  • Budget

    $0 to $500,000
  • Founder Demographics

    Female, LGBTQ

AnnieCannons is a registered 501(c)3 leveraging technology to end human trafficking by: (1) training survivors in tech skills (2) empowering survivors to build software solutions for communities vulnerable to trafficking, and (3) connecting survivors with freelance incomes using the skills they have learned. We live at the intersection of (a) an efficient, vocational workforce development program tailored for survivors, (b) a nonprofit software company building solutions to critical social problems like poverty, discrimination, and gender-base violence, and (c) a software development contracting entity building websites and mobile applications for clients. We have modeled our business to make us a self-sustaining enterprise with roughly 70 developers, in about 3 years.

Funders and Awards

Tom and JaMel Perkins Family Foundation, $55,000; IEEE, $50,000; Change a Path Donor Circle, $25,000; Alameda County Family Justice Center (consultancy) $25,000; BlackRock Gives, $15,000; Dolby Family Foundation, $10,000; SPARK SF, $5,000; Chelf Family Foundation, $5,000; as well as other individual donors