Hello! I’m back with another update to the Pineapple Fund. With Christmas and New Years out of the way, PF is ramping up and looking to finish reviewing all applications and get back to shortlisted charities in the coming week.
If you’ve applied and haven’t heard back yet, we’re still going through them! There’s been more than 10,000 applications; thank you volunteers for PF <3
* [Quill.org](https://www.quill.org/) is helping 700k students learn writing and grammar, with their free tools. We donated $1 million to help them develop a new open source educational model that teaches kids critical thinking and sentence comprehension.
* We donated $1 million to [Possible](https://possiblehealth.org/), an organization delivering integrated and scalable healthcare in Nepal. Possible uses data to optimize a hospital-to-home care system, and is backing it with a long-term revenue source, to build a scalable model that scale for millions to access quality healthcare.
* We’re making donations to the Software Freedom Conservancy, home to projects like Git, Homebrew, QEMU, and Selenium; and Wings for Conservation, which is providing aerial support against elephant poachers in Chad.
* [B2C2](https://www.b2c2.com/) has graciously offered to exchange bitcoins for PF charities **at cost**. This is an incredibly generous offer, so I think they deserve a shoutout! If you’re looking to cash out (or cash in), skip the exchanges and check out B2C2 🙂 /u/zanetackett
Pineapple Fund has been mentioned on the New York Times, and even FDA staff has heard about us!
We have 3800 BTC more to donate, but I would love to involve the entire cryptocurrency community with the opportunity to fully fund a promising and world-changing breakthrough project; from an established and highly respected charity.
Remember when Dogecoin raised funds for a [Dogecar to NASCAR](https://i.redd.it/jjb7pau8ww0z.jpg)? We can do something massive and world changing. In a few years, someone close to you could have their life changed with this project, and you’ll know that you helped bring it to this world.
I’m sorry for making ‘announcement of an announcement’, but I’ll be announcing it in two days (Jan 10) with the details. I’m extremely excited, and I hope you’ll find it too!