Nonprofit organizations are vital to our local community.
These are the groups that look after underserved populations and often fill the gaps left by private and government sectors—whether in environmental protection, cultural advancement, medical research, or aid for the homeless.
Nonprofits improve the quality of life in our community and create opportunities for service and giving—but the financial impact of nonprofits is significant as well. According to The Independent Sector (a national nonprofit resource center), the nonprofit community:
- Provides 5.5% of the nation’s entire GDP or $805 billion worth of output
- Employed 13.7 million individuals in 2010, or approximately 10% of the country’s workforce
- Generated an estimated $298.42 billion in total charitable giving in 2011
Now for the fifth consecutive year, Engenius will award grants that include a complete web communications overhaul for local nonprofits. This year we will give over $19,000 through our grants program alone.
Since 2010, Engenius has invested over $70,000 into our community through nonprofit services and support. Some of our past grant recipients include Pendleton Place for Children and Families, Gardening for Good, Camp Opportunity, and Loaves & Fishes—and we can’t wait to contribute even more in the years to come.
Grant applications will close on April 30, and the recipients’ new sites will be unveiled this fall.