At Linqto it’s incredibly important to us to support our community. This year we’ve had the privilege of supporting the following 14 organizations. We have been inspired by the impact these organizations have on disadvantaged young people whose lives can be enhanced and even transformed with the appropriate support. These people may go on to make their own positive contribution to society, thereby amplifying the impact of these charities. Linqto supports education, health, environment and an inclusive society, nationally and globally and we’ve had the privilege of supporting the following organizations.
JDRF – Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease that strikes both children and adults suddenly. It has nothing to do with diet or lifestyle. There is nothing you can do to prevent it. And, at present, there is no cure. JDRF works tirelessly to find better treatments, preventions and ultimately, a cure for type 1 diabetes (T1D) and its complications through critical research. They have some of the best ratings for an organization focused on a single disease from charity watchdog groups and media. In 2012, Forbes named JDRF one of its five “All-Star” charities, based on its evaluation of their financial efficiency.
Pacific Grove Arts Center
A local charity so Linqto can support its home town. PGAC is the home of the Peninsula Ballet Center. Since 1969, Pacific Grove Art Center has been a community based nonprofit seeking to enhance art appreciation and encourage the creation of art. With the desire to have art available to everyone, PGAC has held low cost classes, free exhibits, and offered reduced rent for artist’s studios for over 40 years. Emerging to established artists are professionally shown in their historic galleries, and large group shows can provide the first step into the art world for many. Through generous donations, grants, and hundreds of volunteered hours, the Art Center continues its mission today.
Aga Khan Foundation
Established in 1967, the Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) brings together human, financial and technical resources to address the challenges faced by the poorest and most marginalised communities in the world. Special emphasis is placed on investing in human potential, expanding opportunity and improving the overall quality of life.
National Park Foundation
The National Park Foundation strives to ensure that all people are welcome and able to discover their own personal connections to parks. National parks tell the story of America, in all its beauty and imperfection, and we are committed to sharing these essential and vital stories. Parks don’t just stand for where America has been – they inspire where we go next. The National Park Foundation works to protect wildlife and park lands, preserve history and culture, educate and engage youth, and connect people everywhere to the wonder of parks.
Sierra Club Foundation
Founded in 1960, the Sierra Club Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt public charity governed by an independent board of directors. We work with individual and institutional donors to maximize financial support for strategic campaigns, provide flexible funding for innovation, help build capacity in the environmental movement, and create partnerships with a broad spectrum of allied organizations that further our shared environmental goals.
Lawrence University of Wisconsin, through its undergraduate residential college and Conservatory of Music, educates students in the liberal arts and sciences. The university is devoted to excellence and integrity in all of its activities and committed to the development of intellect and talent, the pursuit of knowledge and understanding, the cultivation of sound judgment, and respect for the perspectives of others. Lawrence prepares students for lives of achievement, responsible and meaningful citizenship, lifelong learning, and personal fulfillment. As a diverse learning community of scholars and artists, we actively foster a transformative process that emphasizes engaged learning, supported by an environment of rich educational opportunities in a residential campus setting.
Students Rising Above
Students Rising Above helps exceptional low-income Bay Area high school students who are overcoming tremendous odds of poverty, homelessness, and neglect, to fulfill their dream of a college education. We provide the mentoring, financial assistance, and employment skills to be successful in school and in life.
St. Anthony Foundation
St. Anthony Foundation is a social services agency in the Tenderloin neighborhood of San Francisco that offers a way out of poverty to the most vulnerable among us: seniors, veterans, the physically disabled, the mentally and addictively ill, the unemployed and underemployed. We were founded in 1950 by Fr. Alfred Boeddeker, a Franciscan priest, and for more than 60 years we have pursued our mission to “feed, heal, shelter, clothe and lift the spirits of those in need, and to create a society where all people flourish.” Through our many programs, we offer our guests a gateway to reclaim their sense of dignity, progress toward stability, and ultimately move out of poverty. In community with volunteers, donors and guests, we work on long-term solutions to poverty while meeting immediate, critical needs.
Delancey Street Foundation
Delancey Street is the country’s leading residential self-help organization for former substance abusers, ex-convicts, homeless and others who have hit bottom. Started in 1971 with 4 people in a San Francisco apartment, Delancey Street has served many thousands of residents, in 5 locations throughout the United States. Residents at Delancey Street range from teenagers to senior citizens, and include men and women and all races and ethnicities. The average resident has been a hard-core drug and alcohol abuser, has been in prison, is unskilled, functionally illiterate, and has a personal history of violence and generations of poverty.
National Federation of the Blind
The National Federation of the Blind is the oldest and largest nationwide organization of blind Americans. Founded in 1940 and currently headquartered in Baltimore, the NFB consists of affiliates, chapters, and divisions in all fifty states, Washington, DC, and Puerto Rico. Through our network of blind members, we coordinate many programs, services, and resources to defend the rights of blind Americans, provide information and support to blind children and adults, and build a community that creates a future full of opportunities. We are the only organization that believes in the full capacity of blind people and has the power to transform our dreams into reality. We believe in blind people because we are blind people—from our democratically elected leaders to our diverse nationwide membership.
Big Brothers and Big sisters of ESSEX, HUDSON & UNION COUNTIES
About Big Brothers Big Sisters of ESSEX, HUDSON & UNION COUNTIES: At Big Brothers Big Sisters of Essex, Hudson & Union Counties, we work with volunteers, parents and families to create one-to-one mentoring relationships that defend, inspire and empower the potential that lives within every kid. We are ready to build the biggest possible future, together. Mission: Create and support one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth, and to be a credible social justice organization embedded in our community.
Mercedes Domenech Brown University Latino Alumni Council (BULAC) Endowed Scholarship Fund
In appreciation of her contributions to Latinx students and to Brown’s commitment to a diverse community and at the urging of many generous donors, the Brown University Latino Alumni Council (BULAC) Endowed Scholarship—which provides financial support for Latinx students—was recently renamed the Mercedes Domenech Brown University Latino Alumni Council Endowed Scholarship Fund. Support the power of communities coming together and shaping the educational experience. Your gift helps bring the best and brightest Latinx student to campus.
George Rogers Foundation
To provide financial assistance and support to first generation college students and community based youth programs.