Okta’s Annual 12 Days of Customers: Celebrate Our Nonprofit Customers

12 Days of Nonprofits


The holidays are a time for giving, and that doesn’t just mean finding great gifts for your friends and family. It means thinking expansively about how we can give back to communities both locally and globally, and extending our generosity to those who are most in need of it.

This is what nonprofit organizations do every day, all year long. So as we commence the holidays, we want to shine a light on 12 of Okta’s nonprofit customers who are transforming the world and changing lives through their extraordinary efforts. In the season of sparkle, they’re our stars.

1. Charity: water

Charity: water was founded in 2006 to help provide clean drinking water to communities in need around the world. The organization works in 29 countries and has supplied over 7 million people. 

Learn more and donate at https://www.charitywater.org/.

2. Norwegian Refugee Council

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is a humanitarian organization that provides direct aid to those who have been affected by displacement during times of war and conflict. The organization operates in 32 countries, including Syria, Iraq, Colombia, and more. They specialize in food security, education, shelter, legal assistance, camp management, clean water, and sanitation and hygiene.

Learn more and donate at https://www.nrc.no/.

3. Australian Red Cross

The Australian Red Cross is a humanitarian aid and community services charity that dispatches volunteers and supplies to people across Australia in times of crisis. The organization is built on “people helping people” with 25,000 volunteers and 80,000 monthly donors and counting. They help those in need by providing shelter and support, and advocating for laws that protect humanity.

Learn more and donate at https://www.redcross.org.au/.

4. Croix-Rouge Française (French Red Cross)

The French Red Cross works to protect people in times of emergency situations and lessen human suffering in any circumstance. They provide health and education services across metropolitan France and its territories overseas, currently employing 21,000 people as well as 61,000 volunteers. 

Learn more and donate at https://www.croix-rouge.fr/Je-donne/Faire-un-don.

5. Plan International

Plan International is a development and humanitarian organization that supports children’s rights and equality for girls in 75 countries across the world. The organization strives to transform the lives of 100 million children via sponsorships and grassroots community work. 

Learn more and donate at https://plan-international.org/.

6. Achievement First

Achievement First strives to support all children regardless of race or economic status in achieving a great education. The organization’s goal is to provide access to education barrier-free, with no admission tests or tuition fees. Achievement First has grown into a network of 37 K-12 schools across Connecticut, New York, and Rhode Island that serves over 15,000 students. 

Learn more and donate at https://www.achievementfirst.org/.

7. Crisis Text Line

Crisis Text Line is developing the world’s largest text-only crisis platform for people around the world to have access to critical, lifesaving resources. Their 20,000 counselors help people everywhere with their mental health, abusive relationships, and more—all at no cost. 

Learn more and get involved at https://www.crisistextline.org/.

8. The Trevor Project

The Trevor Project is an organization focused on suicide prevention in LGBTQ+ youth. They offer in-person and online resources including TrevorLifeline, a 24-hour intervention phone line, and TrevorSpace, a social network community. It is an essential organization to the health of the LGBTQ+ community.

Learn more and get involved at https://www.thetrevorproject.org/.

9. Mercy Corps

Mercy Corps is an international aid organization that supports communities around the world who have undergone various economic, environmental, social, and political instabilities. The organization is on the frontlines to strengthen these communities and support their livelihoods. They work in over 40 countries and reached the lives of over 50 million people last year. 

Learn more and donate at https://www.mercycorps.org/.

10. Teach for America

Teach for America’s vision is for all children in the United States to have access to education. They recruit and train teachers to work in underserved schools in urban, rural, and native communities. For over 30 years, Teach for America has fought and continues to fight against education inequality.

Learn more and get involved at https://www.teachforamerica.org/.

11. Direct Relief

Direct Relief provides life-saving emergency aid and medical resources to people around the world experiencing crises such as natural disasters, epidemics, and more. The organization provides medical professionals within these communities to improve the lives of those affected by humanitarian crises. 

Learn more and donate at https://www.directrelief.org/.

12. AMES Australia

AMES Australia provides support for new arrivals adapting to life in Victoria, New South Wales, Tasmania, South Australia, and more. For over 50 years, the organization has provided settlement and orientation services, as well as language classes, translation services, and vocational training. Their mission is to bring about social change as newcomers begin to contribute to the diverse communities.

Learn more and donate at https://www.ames.net.au/.

Okta is proud to provide the Okta for Good program and offer discounts and perks to our nonprofit customers. But we’re even prouder of the work these nonprofits are doing to make the world a better, brighter place for everyone—this holiday season and beyond.