Technical Integrity is donating up to 10% of its profits to charities and non-profits that are making a difference on a daily basis throughout the world. We are supporting local, national and international organizations that create new solutions to real world issues. Below you will find a few of the organizations we believe are best suited to make a difference in these challenging times. Please tell us about organizations you believe in. We would love to hear from you.
Boulder Beta is a quarterly get-together for founders, hackers, students, investors, designers, visionaries, media professionals, and more. These meetups provide a place for startups to get out into the community through direct contact with 300 people once a quarter.
Each May, Boulder Startup Week throws a 5-day event that showcases the unique startup culture of Boulder. No registration required. You’ll find meetups, coffee shop pow-wows, the largest Ignite in the world, parties, drinks, food, hikes, bike rides, sun, and good people. Developers and other tech people are flown in on sponsored plane tickets to come and check out the startups and community involved, so they can see how awesome Boulder really is.
Once a month in both Denver and Boulder, five people get five minutes each to demo their new technology, startup, or idea. This demo is followed by five minutes for Q&A from the audience. The event is designed to provide a time and place for technologists and entrepreneurs to showcase the new technology developing in Boulder/Denver tech community (geeks, investors, entrepreneurs, hackers, etc). The event is also designed to create networking opportunities for anyone interested in new technology.
The Cottonwood Institute was founded in 2004 to inspire young people to initiate positive change in their schools, their communities, and the environment in order to strengthen their civic engagement, environmental stewardship, and leadership skills.
Counselors for Computing (C4C) is a four-year campaign through which thousands of students — especially girls — are introduced to computing and encouraged to pursue education and careers in IT. The C4C campaign informs and equips school counselors with up-to-date information and resources they can use to effectively encourage underrepresented groups to pursue education and careers in computing and IT.
Cure Violence reverses the spread of violence by using the methods and strategies associated with disease control detection and interruption, identifying individuals involved in transmission, and changing social norms of the communities where it occurs.
Dharamsala Animal Rescue was founded in 2009 to help the street dogs of India and to help protect the people of Dharmsala from rabies. Since 2009, they have sterilized and vaccinated approximately 1000 dogs. The dogs then go back onto the streets to live to fend for themselves. We are seeing an uptick in puppy adoptions which is great.
The Entrepreneurs Foundation of Colorado (EFCO) is a network of Colorado entrepreneurs whose companies share a common commitment to pledge a portion of founding equity or a portion of annual profits to the community. By creating a culture of corporate philanthropy from an early stage, EFCO member companies instill the values of community support into their organizations and into the communities in which they reside.
Every Creature Counts is dedicated to keeping shelter animal populations as low as possible through spaying, neutering, and finding forever homes for dogs and cats.
IDE views productive water as the entry point to creating income opportunities for these 900 million people. We identify locations where improved access to water can have a positive impact, and then offer affordable technologies for lifting, storing, and distributing that water. IDE also looks for ways to reduce on-farm costs and increase margins available from market access and post harvest activities.
The mission of the “I Have a Dream” program is to motivate and empower children from low-income communities to reach their education and career goals by providing a long-term intervention program of mentoring, tutoring, and cultural enrichment. Upon graduation from high school, each Dreamer is eligible to receive a last-dollar, four-year tuition-assistance scholarship for college or vocational school.
Colorado Public Radio, do we need to say more?
Startup Weekend recruits a highly motivated group of developers, business managers, startup enthusiasts, marketing gurus, graphic artists and more to a 54 hour event that builds communities, companies and projects. It is an amazing opportunity to connect with other passionate and skilled individuals, and perhaps even find a co-founder or two to transform your idea into reality. There is currently representation in over 100 cities in over 25 countries for Startup Weekend, and being a resource strapped, bootstrapping startup ourselves, we’ve had to stop counting there. Up to may 2010, we have helped educate over 15,000 entrepreneurs at over 115 events, and launched over 560 new startup ventures. In 2010, we will have at least 60 events around the world, and our goal is 100 for 2011.
Social Venture Partners (SVP) builds relationships between donors, volunteers and organizations that are out to change our world. We help individuals make a greater impact when giving back, fund and strengthen non-profits, and equip our community to tackle great social challenges, together.
Imagine if the likes of Richard Branson, Nelson Mandela, Mohammad Yunus, Henry Ford, Albert Einstein, and Martin Luther King came together to develop solutions to the world’s most pressing problems. Now stop imagining. That’s what we do with 25 of the world’s most promising entrepreneurs and 60 expert mentors from around the world at our intensive 8-week institute. Our secret sauce? Everyone lives under the same roof and shares 3 meals a day.
By undertaking significant outdoor challenges, Veterans Expeditions will prove to those participating and those observing, that military veterans are capable of contributing to a team’s greater strength and accomplishing a difficult mission, regardless of any existing or perceived mental or physical disability. These expeditions show the strength of veterans and hope to significantly address and perhaps reverse the disappointing trends in the veteran population of higher rates of homelessness, unemployment, drug use, incarceration, and suicide compared to the non-veteran population.
The Wild Animal Sanctuary’s mission is to Prevent and alleviate cruelty to animals which are abandoned or that are subject to deprivation or neglect by providing care and boarding for such animals.
WCN fosters the entrepreneurial spirit in the field of conservation. We partner with independent, community-based conservationists around the world and provide them with the capital and tools they need to develop solutions for human-wildlife coexistence. To magnify the effectiveness of their work, we sustain a strong network of wildlife supporters through which these courageous conservationists may learn from each other and communicate directly with passionate donors.
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Disabled American Veterans is an organization dedicated to improving the lives of our disabled veterans and their families. The DAV represents over 200,000 veterans and their claims from the Department of Veteran Affairs and Department of Defense. As well, the DAV has an extensive volunteer base who will help veterans get to and from their VA medical facilities as well as help to improve their care and morale.
The Denver Rescue Mission provides care and services for people who are in need by helping to return them to society as productive, self-sufficient citizens. They provide Emergency Care, Rehabilitation, and Family care to thousands in the Denver area.
The Dumb Friends League is a leader in providing humane care to companion animals sheltering lost and relinquished pets, adopting pets to new homes, investigating animal cruelty, reducing pet overpopulation, and educating the public about animals and their needs.