WHY WE GIVE
Innate's foundation was built on three pillars:
- To impact and improve peoples lives through the services and tools we offer.
- To ensure fiscal stewardship by keeping operating costs low and profits high.
- To embrace generosity by giving $1 out of every $3 earned in helping humanity.
Innate believes in the principle of "to whom much is given, much is expected".
HOW WE GIVE
For every $3 we make, we give $1 away and You get to help!
We are committed to dedicating at least one-third of our annual net profits to a giving fund managed by our Giving Team. Innate will give impact grants to local partners around the world who are entrepreneurial in their approach and working to create positive change across three impact areas.
WHERE WE GIVE
We are passionate about children, the environment & the marginalized
We believe that everyone has a responsibility to take care of those who can't take care of themselves. Helping Humanity is at the core of Innate's generosity mission and we focus our 'impact' on three funding areas: Children (foster care, education, heath); Environment (global warming); and the Marginalized (clean water, homeless, incarcerated).
IMPACT AREAS & FEATURED NON-PROFITS
We believe that every child should have opportunities to grow up in a safe, healthy and caring environment. We have a strong passion to advocate for children who have lost their parents support due to circumstances beyond the child's control. We feel that every child should be supported with education to prepare them for a viable and sustainable future. Please check out our featured non-profit impacting children below.
Featuring Every Child
CAUSE: FOSTER CARE
With more than 2,400 children spending the night in foster care every day in the tri-county metro area of Portland and just 1,264 foster homes, we’re in a crisis. An innovative organization stepped in to invite community to bring whatever they could to the table to support children and families impacted by foster care in partnership with Oregon’s Department of Human Services (DHS). Since it began, more than 450 new foster families have been certified in Portland (through this effort) and more than 3,000 volunteers have stepped up to renovate 75 DHS spaces, make 20,000 welcome boxes, and provide for more than 1,000 individual requests from caseworkers for kids in foster care. Although the needs for children and families impacted by foster care are massive, through this investment in Every Child, Innate is helping children in foster care feel welcomed under difficult circumstances and get placed with a loving foster family quickly.
Impacting the Environment
We believe that everyone is responsible for taking care of our environment or there won't be a future for the generations to come. We can't be short-sighted and need to ACT NOW! Most developed nations have acknowledged that global warming has been occurring for decades and the major cause is CO2 emissions. Please check out our featured non-profit impacting the environment below.
CAUSE: GLOBAL WARMING
350 was named after 350 parts per million — the safe concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. Climate change is not just an environmental issue, or a social justice issue, or an economic issue — it’s all of those things at once. The only way we will be strong enough to put pressure on governments and stand up to the fossil fuel industry is if we all work together. That means bringing people together and building diverse coalitions — from students, to labor unions, human rights and social justice groups; from marginalized communities and faith groups, to universities, business owners and all those who believe in the need for transformational change. Through this investment in 350.org, Innate is taking a stand on global warming for the generations to come.
Impacting the Marginalized
Many people have been categorized into groups which have been marginalized by society today. We believe many people are in circumstances they can't find a way out of and need advocates to represent their interests for a better life. Whether categorized by poverty, homelessness, incarceration or where you were born, it is society's obligation to love and care for these people. Please check out our featured non-profit impacting the marginalized below.
Featuring The Water Project
CAUSE: CLEAN WATER, EDUCATION, & GENDER EQUALITY
Innate and The Water Project are addressing two critical issues (clean water and education) in Kenya, Africa. Right now, it’s estimated that 50% of the schools in Western Kenya are without clean water. Girls are disproportionately affected by this crisis – as girls are traditionally responsible for family water collection. Time spent gathering water places girls at a disadvantage for accessing education. And, when at school, a lack of toilets can result in dignity and privacy concerns that often discourage attendance.
The Water Project’s holistic approach to clean water programs includes new water systems, toilets, hand-washing stations and hygiene and sanitation training programs. Through our partnership with The Water Project, Innate is improving health, education, opportunity for girls, and restoring dignity in Western Kenya.
"To those whom much is given, much is expected."
President John F. Kennedy