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It’s the Season to Give: Causes We’re Putting Funds Towards

by mangrove team
published on 12.30.2022
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Since 2019, we’ve allocated 1% of annual sales to a broad range of causes like tech equity, land conservation, diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice—to name a few. We’ve chosen to widen our impact instead of focusing on one sector because we want our giving strategy to represent our team’s collective values (you can read more about our philanthropic strategy here). In addition to donating 1% of sales, we give each team member the choice of what organization they’d like us to allocate funds to during the holiday giving season. Here are some of the impactful groups that team members have chosen to support in 2022 and why these causes are close to their hearts.  

 

Black Mamas Matter Alliance 

“This Black-women-led organization focuses on maternal and reproductive health through education, research, policy change advocacy, and culture shift. They operate as a network that amplifies the initiatives of locally-run organizations. I support this organization because they center Black women’s rights to healthcare.” —Alison 

 

Open Arms 

“These people are real life-savers. They are always doing necessary and risky jobs in the Mediterranean, and now are also evacuating people from Ukraine and handling emergency supplies.”  —Laura 

 

Pesos Para Prepa 

“This program raises money to pay for the transportation of kids from my village (Barra de Potosi, in Guerrero Mexico) to the preparatory high school in the nearby city. Without help with transportation costs, many of the young people here would not be able to access high school as the local school options end after middle school. There is a new interest in environmental conservation among the young people here because there are new non-profits doing environmental conservation work locally. I believe that some new scientists and naturalists will come out of this village if they can access high school to sharpen their knowledge and get connected with teachers who can help them transition to university.” —Jennifer 

 

Tabitha Home

“They provide homes for less privileged children back in Nigeria and also teach them skills like coding, sewing and communication skills for them to be able to excel in their future endeavors.” —Martins 

 

Center for Cultural Innovation 

“This organization has assisted me personally and is consistently advocating for fairness and equity in culture and arts. Also, they pay their employees well which is admirable for any org in the arts!” —Antoinette 

 

Future Front Texas

“Nonprofit that creates community spaces and supports women and LGBTQ+ creatives in Texas. GOOD group (the nonprofit I co-created) has partnered with them for events and we stay in close contact with their founder who has supported us during our legalization.” —Marcella 

 

Truckee Roundhouse

“The Truckee Roundhouse Makerspace is very dear to me—it’s a place that builds community and supports all sorts of folks to explore their creativity and build tangible skills, including underserved youth and adults.  I have spent many hours here, rekindling a deep joy for making.” —Maiya 

 

UNICEF

“To help support children affected by the devastating floods in Pakistan.” —Shelby 

A Certified B Corp, Mangrove is a woman-owned website design and development company with a diverse, talented team distributed around the globe. We’ve been building websites since 2009 that amplify the work of change-making organizations and increase the competitive power of businesses owned by historically marginalized people.

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