Grant from Bayer Fund will strengthen coding and workforce development programs in three Bay Area high schools

(June 13, 2023 — San Francisco, CA) – Code Nation today announced that Bayer Fund, a philanthropic arm of Bayer in the United States, awarded the organization a $20,000 grant. The grant will support Code Nation’s in-school programs, including introductory and advanced web development courses and career-connected learning opportunities, in three Bay Area schools. The Bay Area is one of Bayer Fund’s regional focus areas for funding consideration. Bayer Fund provides grant dollars to help support nonprofit organizations focused in key areas, including enhancing STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education.

“Code Nation relies on support from organizations and partners like Bayer Fund to provide our programs and further our mission of ensuring equitable access to computer science and technology education for students across the Bay Area,” shared Kellie Hinkle, President at Code Nation. “We are so grateful for Bayer Fund’s deep commitment to strengthening organizations that make a meaningful impact in our communities.”

Code Nation offers its programs in three regions: the Bay Area, Chicago, and New York. Code Nation launched its Bay Area and Oakland region in 2016, where it currently partners with nine high schools. The national nonprofit’s mission is to equip students historically underrepresented in tech with the skills, experiences, and connections that create access to careers in technology. As Code Nation celebrates more than 10 years of service to its communities, the organization is positioned to create measurable change in the lives of young people through partnerships with groups like Bayer Fund.

“Through Bayer Fund’s giving, we’re enabling and strengthening organizations that are working to make real, sustainable impacts in their local communities across the United States,” said Al Mitchell, President of Bayer Fund. “Programs like Code Nation inspire future generations for careers in the high-demand STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) field, and we’re proud to provide our support.”​

In the Bay Area, Code Nation is teaching industry-aligned curriculum in classrooms and company partner offices, alongside offering access to career-connected learning opportunities, in the heart of the US tech industry.

In 2022, Bayer Fund awarded more than $13.4 million to over 2,700 charitable and nonprofit organizations to help address essential needs in Food and Nutrition, STEM Education and Health & Wellness. Since 2017, nonprofit organizations across the U.S. have received nearly $90 million. ​


Code Nation equips students with the skills, experiences and connections that together create access to careers in technology. With a volunteer teaching corps of nearly 350 professional web and software developers and a network of school and company partners, we provide coding courses and work-based learning programs to students who attend under-resourced high schools. For more information, visit


Bayer Fund, a philanthropic arm of Bayer in the U.S., is a nonprofit organization dedicated to strengthening the communities where Bayer customers and employees live and work by providing funding for food and nutrition, education, and health and wellness projects. For more Information visit


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