In previous years SE has reached out to moderators, offering to donate money on their behalf to charity.
Is that continuing this year, or has it gone away?
Reference to the process. Who picks to where Stack Exchanges gives back?
Yes! the 11th annual Stack Overflow Gives Back is underway and we will be making the same charitable donations as in previous years. There were some scheduling conflicts early on so I'm getting started a bit later than usual, but the emails inviting Moderators to make their charity selections will be going out shortly after the holidays. Have a great New Year!