The theme of Springmatter is to “Start Something Meaningful.” Fittingly, we established the Springmatter Fund (Springmatter.org) to be intentional about our philanthropy as well.
Especially meaningful to us is support for educational programming and employment opportunities to assist marginalized populations – particularly efforts promoting equity and equality for diverse and disadvantaged populations.
The unifying concept for these areas of focus is to provide hope for young people that companies and many other organizations will welcome them, despite inequalities in some segments of our society. But we don’t stop there — we turn that hope into action.
Most companies value diversity because they know it is the source of inspiration for breakthrough inventions, revolutionary change, and quantum leaps in thinking.
This diversity is the very spectrum of life. It comes in so many forms: gender identity, sexual orientation, autism, race, color, national origin, religion and beliefs; those who rise up from poverty, physical, learning, or mental illness challenges; and all those who do not allow society’s labels to define them.