Kickstarter PBC
2018 Benefit Statement

Read our 2018 Benefit Statement

Being a Public Benefit Corporation allows Kickstarter to stay focused on its mission: to help bring creative projects to life. This Benefit Statement summarizes how we did that in 2018.

When Kickstarter became a PBC in 2015, we hardcoded our mission into our charter, along with commitments to always support art and artists, to operate in accordance with our values, and to donate 5% of our post-tax profits to arts education and organizations fighting inequality.

Each year we release a Benefit Statement where we report on how well we lived up to our charter commitments and fulfilled our mission.

Our 2018 report addresses how we’ve supported creators in their creative process, improved our internal mechanisms and platform to better serve our community, our commitment to our community’s safety and privacy, and our contributions to causes that we care about.

You can also check out our previous benefit statements from 2016 and 2017.