Spirit Airlines, Inc. | June 14, 2022
The Spirit Charitable Foundation announces it has pledged $1 million to a total of 44 non-profit organizations throughout the U.S., Latin America and the Caribbean for 2022. The donations fuel the Foundation's commitment to supporting its three key pillars: children and families, service members, and the environment.
The Spirit Charitable Foundation believes change starts by giving back. We are committed to inspiring positive change in the communities where we live and work, and it's so moving to be able to make a meaningful impact on so many great organizations across our network."
Lania Rittenhouse, President of the Spirit Charitable Foundation and Vice President of Guest Experience & Brand for Spirit Airlines
Donations are made through Team Member volunteerism, monetary and in-kind donations. One hundred percent of event proceeds go directly to charity and non-profit organizations. The Foundation sends a heartfelt thanks to NexGen Aero, Airbus, Pratt & Whitney and all other sponsors of this year's The Spirit Open golf event in March 2022 who helped make these commitments a reality. Click here for more information about the Spirit Charitable Foundation.
About Spirit Airlines
Spirit Airlines is committed to delivering the best value in the sky. We are the leader in providing customizable travel options starting with an unbundled fare. This allows our Guests to pay only for the options they choose — like bags, seat assignments and refreshments — something we call Á La Smarte®. We make it possible for our Guests to venture further and discover more than ever before. Our Fit Fleet® is one of the youngest and most fuel-efficient in the U.S. We serve destinations throughout the U.S., Latin America and the Caribbean, and are dedicated to giving back and improving those communities.
CompTIA | August 10, 2022
CompTIA, the nonprofit association for the information technology (IT) industry and workforce, today announced that its member communities and councils selected 16 technology-related charities in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, the United Kingdom, Belgium and the United States to give $240,000 in donations this year. WonderKey Collective received the largest total donation of $70,000.
As part of CompTIA Giving, contributions made by CompTIA's member communities and councils support local communities and improve education, access to resources and career options for individuals in need. CompTIA Giving designates $10,000 for each of CompTIA's communities and councils to give to their chosen charities each year. Each community and council can give the full $10,000 to one charity or split it among two charities.
"CompTIA and our member communities and councils are committed to building a stronger and more diverse technology industry, This year's group of charities is a perfect example of how people are using technology to solve all sorts of challenges and support the dreams and capabilities of the people across the globe. I am honored to be part of an association that believes in giving back and proud to support these wonderful organizations."
-M.J Shoer, chief community officer, CompTIA.
The following charities have been selected by CompTIA's member communities and councils for donations this year:
Ability Technology aims to increase the independence and productive potential of people with a disability by using computer and related technology.
Aspire2STEAM provides educational scholarships to young, underserved women pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics.
Centrepoint provides housing and support for young people in the UK and aspires to end youth homelessness.
Close the Gap aims to bridge the digital divide by offering high-quality, pre-owned computers donated by European and international companies to educational, medical and social projects in developing and emerging countries.
Digitunity aims to eliminate the technology gap, through and with a network of stakeholders and solutions, so that everyone can thrive in a digitally connected society.
Federation of Galaxy Explorers inspires youth in the fields of science and engineering by providing afterschool "mission team" meetings where students participate in hands-on lessons that support the National Science Education Standards.
Foster Care to Success works with college-bound foster youth, helping them navigate the tricky waters of academia, understand the importance of personal fiscal responsibility, determine achievable career goals, and create networks of friendship and support.
Future Possibilities for Kids focuses on building leaders through unique leadership programs, coaching children to believe in themselves and lead community change.
Hire Heroes USA provides free, expert career coaching and job sourcing to transitioning U.S. military members, veterans and military spouses.
iMentor builds mentoring relationships that empower first-generation students to graduate high school, succeed in college, and achieve their ambitions.
Kids Help Phone Canada is a counseling center for Canadian kids which promises to listen without judgment 24/7.
OMGTech! aims to open up the world of future tech to every Kiwi kid through award winning workshops and initiatives.
Share Your Soles provides gently worn/new shoes to those in greatest need around the world.
Starlight Children's Foundation aims to bring the very best in technology, play, and other fun experiences to distract and entertain pediatric patients.
Women in Aerospace is dedicated to expanding women's opportunities for leadership and increasing their visibility in the aerospace community through networking and policy events that highlight issues relevant to the aerospace industry.
WonderKey Collective exists to narrow the digital divide by providing hardware, internet access, and essentials for foster, emancipated, and homeless youth throughout the United States.
CompTIA divides its philanthropic efforts along three main lines: 1) CompTIA Giving, which gives money and staff time to tech-related charities; 2) CompTIA Tech Career Academy, which provides grants to low-income individuals and those who are underrepresented in tech roles; and 3) CompTIA Spark, which researches and develops workforce development and tech education programs to build new pathways to IT careers.
The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) is a leading voice and advocate for the $5 trillion global information technology ecosystem; and the estimated 75 million industry and tech professionals who design, implement, manage, and safeguard the technology that powers the world's economy. Through education, training, certifications, advocacy, philanthropy, and market research, CompTIA is the hub for unlocking the potential of the tech industry and its workforce.
X4Impact | May 13, 2022
X4Impact, the leading Insights-as-a-Service company in the Nonprofit and Tech for Good sector honored by Fast Company as a World Changing Idea, is providing a new perspective for Next Level Social Impact on a mission to address persistent inequities in Greater Boston through impact-driven philanthropy.
Nine of every ten philanthropic dollars in Massachusetts goes to the largest one percent of nonprofits. This leaves many Commonwealth nonprofits doing exceptional work without access to needed resources. Next Level plays a vital role in addressing this gap by providing highly customized, easily accessible strategic guidance and financial support to a carefully selected portfolio of high-impact nonprofits.
Next Level Social Impact used a regional landscape analysis from X4Impact to understand the growth trajectory and sizing of 82,000 nonprofit organizations in Massachusetts. X4Impact detailed segmentation by the size of the nonprofit, tenure, geography, UN SDG, and focus area helped narrow down the target list to 2,200 organizations with a total of $2B in annual revenue, staffed by 15,900 employees and over 346,000 volunteers.
To further inform their strategy, an X4Impact Service Desert Map showcased the zip codes in Greater Boston with a scarcity of Human Services nonprofits and a large number of households in need of social assistance, so-called "Service Deserts."
There are over 30,000 grantmaking organiztions in the US working hard to make decisions about place-based philanthropy with limited resources. We are proud to partner with Next Level Social Impact to answer important questions about nonprofits in the Greater Boston area as a blueprint for other communities to follow."
Luis Salazar, co-founder X4Impact
Next Level Social Impact provides flexible, multi-year funding for Massachusetts nonprofit organizations, strategic guidance, customized resources, and social capital. Thanks to the landscape report from X4Impact, they saved months of data gathering work, combing through online forms and fragmented data sources to understand the landscape of opportunity. The organization's leadership team was able to validate their hypotheses related to nonprofit size and tenure as key characteristics to inform their giving strategy.
"We have spent a lot of time trying to find the right data to best inform our work supporting the local nonprofit sector," said Ranjini Govender, Chief Partnerships Officer, Next Level Social Impact. "We are fortunate to have found X4Impact! Their Landscape Analysis provided actionable data insights in a streamlined, easily digestible format."
The Next Level Social Impact team will use the X4Impact insights to partner with local funders in addressing the identified areas of need. A funder collaborative convening is in the works to bring shared understanding around the power of X4Impact insights to inform local impact-driven philanthropic strategies.
X4Impact, Inc. is the leading Insights as a Service Platform for the US $2.9 Trillion per year Nonprofit Sector. Our technology processes billions of social impact data points to help foundations, tech companies, nonprofits, social innovators, academia, and investors build tomorrow's social impact organizations and initiatives. X4Impact was honored in Fast Company's World Changing Ideas 2022 Awards in two categories.