Gliffy charities Q1 2015

There’s so much we have to be grateful for, even though the time of turkeys and pilgrims and pies is not yet upon us: We live in a beautiful place, we work with an amazing team, we love what we do and we have some of the best users (if we do say so ourselves). What’s even better is that we get to show our appreciation for those who are doing meaningful, selfless work.

Every quarter we give back 5% of our profits and any Gliffy employee can recognize a charity of their choice. But enough about us, we’re here to acknowledge the organizations we gave back to this quarter, which we think are incredible:

Thank You Hidden Genius Project!

The mission of The Hidden Genius Project (HGP) is to train and mentor underserved black male youth in technology creation, entrepreneurship, and leadership skills to transform their communities in the present and future. HGP is focused on unlocking career paths in (but not exclusive to): Software Engineering, User Experience Design and Technology Entrepreneurship.

Thank You Berkshire Hills Music Academy!

BHMA strives to create a world in which all people with intellectual disabilities are encouraged to pursue their talents, enjoy a high quality of life, and find meaningful employment.

Thank You Larkin Street Youth Services!

Larkin Street provides youth between the ages of 12 and 24 with the help they need to rebuild their lives. Each year more than 4000 youth walk through our doors seeking help. We give them a place where they can feel safe; rebuild their sense of self-respect, trust and hope; learn school, life and job skills; and find the confidence to build a future.

Thank You Soul Shoppe Programs!

Soul Shoppe supports school communities by providing interactive programs and tools that teach students powerful learning and life skills. In addition to working with students, Soul Shoppe also supports its staff by creating and facilitating dynamic staff development trainings that give teachers the necessary tools to implement academic and personal growth.

Thank You Telegraph Hill Neighborhood Center!

The Telegraph Hill Neighborhood Center focuses on meeting the needs of a culturally, linguistically, and economically diverse community by providing a combination of free and low-cost programs, such as toddler care, preschool, after school activities, summer camp, personal development classes, senior programs, community celebrations, and the list goes on.

Thank You Nine Lives Foundation!

Nine Lives Foundation is a non-profit, no-kill cat welfare organization that rescues cats and kittens and places them in our shelter until they can be placed in permanent, loving homes. Nine Lives Foundation provides all necessary medical treatments for its shelter cats through its on-site veterinary clinic, including those with physical, medical or behavioral disabilities.

Thank You East Bay SPCA!

The East Bay SPCA (Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) has been saving lost and abandoned animals since 1874! We are an independent nonprofit organization with no affiliation to any other organization with SPCA in its name, including the ASPCA.