The Elastic Cause Awards

Your work, your cause. Live, on stage.

The Elastic Cause Awards celebrate organizations and individuals who are using the Elastic Stack to do good — like fighting Ebola and reducing school violence. Honoring these groups is part of our philanthropic pursuit — one that is mission critical to who we are as a company.

As part of Elastic{ON} 2018, we will select outstanding projects that broaden the scope of doing good with the Elastic Stack.

The application deadline is December 15, 2017.

Raise Your Hand If...

  • You use the Elastic Stack to make a positive impact in the world — from aiding a population in need to improving the global environment and everywhere in between.
  • You're passionate about the “how.” You and your team tackle every single data point.
  • What started as an idea morphed into cycles of research, collaboration, building, fixing, and sharing.
  • You're not basking in the glory of your work because you're already planning for the next phase.

Ok, you've got us on the hook! Tell us more in your application…

Elastic Cause Awards Application

Honorees Will Receive:

  • 3 tickets to Elastic{ON} 2018 for project team members
  • 3-night hotel stays for the 3 project team members at the official Elastic{ON} 2018 conference hotel
  • A speaking slot to present your cause (delivered by you!) at Elastic{ON} 2018
  • An Online Elastic Training Subscription valid for one year

Important Dates

Call for Applications closes: December 15
Deliberation period: December 15 - December 31
Honorees selected: January 2018
Honorees announced: Elastic{ON} 2018 (February 27)

The Cause Awards v1.0 at Elastic{ON} 2017

We're fascinated and humbled by the vision each user has for their instance of Elasticsearch. As more humanitarian stories emerge from our communities, we leapt at the chance to showcase and support their work. And so, we launched the inaugural Elastic Cause Awards.

Passionate members of the following organizations presented on the main stage of Elastic{ON} 2017:

IST Research for fighting sex trafficking and slave trade, and supporting humanitarian efforts with their Pulse platform

IST Research for reducing school violence with The Lantern®, a national school security database

eHealth Africa for their Ebola-focused call center and health monitoring application

eHealth Africa


When will I hear back about my application?
You'll hear back from us on a couple of occasions. First, you'll get a confirmation email that we received your application. Second, we'll be in touch once we make our final decision regardless of whether you've been selected or not.

There is a possibility along the way that we'll be in touch to gather more information about your project, but if we aren't, don't worry, it just means that your application was detailed enough for us to have all of our questions answered.

What factors go into the deliberation process?
The project scope and public reach (past, present, or planned) of the project as well as the project timeline.

How long will the honoree presentations at Elastic{ON} 2018 be?
We are still working out the agenda for Elastic{ON} 2018, but will inform honorees of the talk length when they are selected. Historically, we've had two presentation lengths: 45 minutes and 20 minutes.

Spread the Word

Know someone who is doing good in the world with the Elastic Stack? Help us spread the word using #ElasticCauseAwards

The good we secure for ourselves is precarious and uncertain until it is secured for all of us and incorporated into our common life.

Jane Addams