The Foundation to Decrease World Suck, Inc. was incorporated in 2012 and was designated a 501(c)3 charitable organization by the IRS on January 23, 2013. The IRS designation letter is available upon request.

Directors of the Foundation:

John Green is one half of the Vlogbrothers and is also the NY Times best selling author of the Fault in our Stars, Looking for Alaska and Paper Towns. In addition he has helped create several online video channels including CrashCourse, Health Care Triage and the Art Assignment.

Hank Green is the other half of the Vlogbrothers and is a serial content creator with online educational channels including CrashCourse and SciShow. He is executive producer of the Brain Scoop and Sexplanations and was the co-creator of the Emmy Award winning Lizzie Bennet Diaries. Along with John he is the co-creator of the Project for Awesome and VidCon.

Benny Fine is an award winning writer/director and the co-creator of Fine Brothers Productions whose series include the acclaimed “Kids React” series, as well as YouTube’s first transmedia sitcom, “MyMusic.”

Valerie Barr is the creator of Pizza John and one of the founders of effyeahnerdfighters.com. She lives in Ohio, where she is currently an English student and library worker; she plans to go into library school after she graduates.

Mike Green is president of CA Media, Inc. and provides administrative support for media producers including the Vlogbrothers, DFTBA Records and VidCon.

Michael Gardner is the chief operating officer of EcoGeek LLC the content production company of Vlogbrothers Hank and John Green.