About Us:

The Carpentries is a non-profit organisation operating globally to bring researchers the skills they need to transform data into knowledge. Our lesson materials are openly available and collaboratively developed by a community of people dedicated to increasing the accessibility of these skills and the diversity of people who use them. We develop and maintain lessons in foundational computation and data science skills and offer pedagogical training to instructors, empowering positive and effective peer-to-peer instruction. A truly amazing community has grown around our mission, and together we have trained over 2,400 instructors and offered over 2,300 workshops in 61 countries on all 7 continents.

Your Support:

We work every day to bring training to more people, expand our resources, support our community, and maintain the quality and relevance of our material. We are depending on financial support from individuals and organisations to continue to provide these resources and expand our impact. We welcome the support you can give once, weekly or monthly. 

$10 helps run a Community Discussion
$20 helps collect learner feedback to improve our material
$50 helps keep a lesson online
$100 helps mentor a new instructor in our community
$500 helps maintain our lessons and keep them up to date
$1,000 helps support one instructor through our free open training program

Our Mission:

The Carpentries builds global capacity in essential data and computational skills for conducting efficient, open, and reproducible research. We train and foster an active, inclusive, diverse community of learners and instructors that promotes and models the importance of software and data in research. We collaboratively develop openly-available lessons and deliver these lessons using evidence based teaching practices. We focus on lots of people conducting and supporting research.


The Carpentries is a fiscally sponsored project of Community Initiatives and encompasses the lesson programs Software Carpentry, Data Carpentry and Library Carpentry.


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The Carpentries FAQ
Is my donation tax deductible?
Yes, we are a fiscally sponsored project of Community Initiatives, which is a public 501c3 organization recognized by the IRS. Your donation is tax-deductible to the fullest extent permissible by law.

Is my donation and credit card info secure?
Yes, the security and confidentiality of your information is our highest priority. We will not sell, trade or share your personal information with anyone else, nor send donor mailings on behalf of other organizations, and we will only share personal information if you have given us specific permission to do so.

How do I know that my donation was made successfully?
You will receive an emailed receipt immediately after your donation is submitted and your credit card is processed. Your donation will also show up on your bank or card statement within 1-3 business days.

Do I get a receipt?
Yes, a receipt is sent to your email inbox once your donation is processed. Please be sure to keep a copy of your receipt for tax purposes. If you select a recurring donation, you will be sent an individual receipt each period when your donation is processed.

Is my donation private?
We will not share or sell a donor's personal information with anyone else, nor send donor mailings on behalf of other organizations.