About Nerds Abroad

Nerds Abroad is a not-for-profit organization (Federal Tax ID is #47-4393638) founded in 2014 to transform technology acumen and literacy around the globe through world-class experiential educational models. Our team has nearly a decade of combined experience in non-profit operations, social business, IT management, and programming and development in several hardware and software domains. Together, we are dedicated to partner with organizations around the globe to serve transitional youth and create economic opportunity in underrepresented communities globally. The organization was founded by our President CEO, Stephen Hodges, when he noticed a lack of technological “know-how” in missions and NGOs around the world. After going on several trips to repair, maintain, and consult with organizations, he sought to find a long-term solution to technology support abroad. Thus creating, Nerds Abroad.

Neutrality Statement: Nerds Abroad will not discriminate against individuals or groups on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, legal citizenship, national origin, income or political affiliation in any of its policies, recommendations or actions.

Mission & Values

Our Mission: Leveraging technology and education to support computing needs in communities around the globe.

Our Vision: Nerds Abroad envisions a future of technology literacy in communities across the globe. We see technology as a catalyst where individuals can build community with their own creativity, capacity and capability as a tools for sustainable long-term self empowerment for a more productive future.


Nerds Abroad, Inc., is a registered non-religious 501(c)(3) organization in the United States. Our 990 tax forms are submitted to the properly IRS. We are also a Domestic Nonprofit Corporation registered in the State of Oregon, and our bylaws have been approved by the Oregon Department of Justice. Our membership with the Nonprofit Association of Oregon began in 2015.