The crowdfunding portal shared:
“When we reincorporated as a Public Benefit Corporation in September of 2015 we spelled out a number of commitments in our PBC Charter. Among them was a pledge to donate 5% of our after-tax profit towards arts and music education, and to organizations fighting to end systemic inequality. We’ll deliver our first annual benefit statement outlining how we’re approaching each of those commitments beginning in 2017. But we wanted to start supporting awesome organizations working to build a more creative and equitable world right away. We recently made donations to four outstanding organizations with very different but complementary approaches to realizing that mission. We think they’re all doing incredible work, and want to take a moment to shine a spotlight on them.”
The organizations were the following:
- Art Start: The organization has established a nationally recognized model for using the creative arts to transform young, at-risk lives.
- Drive Change: A nonprofit that runs an award-winning food truck as a tool to teach transferable skills, and broaden access to opportunity for young people coming home from jail and prison.
- Ghetto Film School: An organization that educates, develops and celebrates the next generation of American storytellers, serving 1,000 talented, diverse individuals every year.
- Youth Represent: A holistic youth defense and advocacy nonprofit serving NYC.