For the Good of Our Community, Our Company, and Our World.
Welcome to name.com gives back—a charismatic catalog of causes supported by name.com. Who is behind these donations? We are an eclectic group of visionaries and go-getters, idealists and perfectionists, task masters and project people. We believe in working with dedication, inspiration and innovation. For the sake of karma, mojo, and the good of giving, we do whatever we can for the betterment of the earth and the internet.
What's important to you? For the good of giving, name.com sponsors excellent and eclectic causes. Are you passionate about a worthy cause? Please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Recently sponsored charities
High Five Guy
Here's what we did at the huge music/film/tech festival South by Southwest in Austin, TX. With our High Five Guy attached to a digital counter, we racked up the high fives and the donations for the Austin Children's Shelter.
Coach Karl and Cancer
He's one of the most successful coaches in NBA history, but it's Coach George Karl's take on life that's the biggest victory. We joined forces with the Colorado Cancer Coalition to raise money and awareness with their Check Off Colorado campaign...and got this interview with one of the more enlightened people we've met.
We were lucky enough to meet a Denver family that works with Step Up for Down Syndrome. Sid and Sue Kemp have devoted their lives to educate others about their incredible journey with their daughter, Claire. Here's their story.
The Pixel Project
The Pixel Project is an innovative virtual volunteer-led non profit organization that uses social media and online strategies to turbo-charge global awareness about violence against women while raising funds and volunteer power for the cause.
Name.com is proud to support the Pixel Project and encourages you to become involved too!
For more information about the Pixel Project and to find out how you can help, please visitthepixelproject.net.
The Semper Fi Fund
Name.com recently made a donation in Nick Hoffmman’s name to the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund. The Semper Fi Fund is a nonprofit that provides financial support for injured and critically ill members of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families. The program provides support in a variety of different ways including service member and family support, specialized and adaptive equipment, adaptive housing, adaptive transportation, education and career transition assistance, and the therapeutic arts. Name.com is proud to support our American hero’s who have sacrificed their lives for our freedom.
For more information on the Semper Fi Fund please visit semperfifund.org.
Nuba Water Project
The mission of the Nuba Water Project is to help the Nuba people by providing sustainable sources of clean water. Scarce water supplies have been a problem that has plagued the people of the Nuba Mountain region of Sudan for ages. Rather than just delivering a hand out, The Nuba Water Project relies on the Nuba peoples’ spirit of independence, resourcefulness, and hard work to help create economically sound, self-sustaining water projects.
We here at Name.com believe everyone on this earth deserves access to clean water. We were happy to help out this non-profit and encourage you to do the same! For more information, progress updates, and options to donate, please visit nubawaterproject.org.
Ozarks Honor Flight
Ozarks Honor Flight is a non-profit organization, founded in October 2009, in Springfield, Missouri. The founding members have assembled the talents and commitment of a group of people who share their love and respect for our veterans. These dedicated people are working to deliver on the promise of Honor Flight.
Their mission is to transport, in the safest and most timely means possible, military veterans of World War II to Washington DC to view their World War II Memorial and other commemorative sites with the highest degree of honor, respect and gratitude at no cost to the veteran.
Read more at honorflight.org.
The Alzheimer's Association
The Alzheimer's Association is the leading, global voluntary health organization in Alzheimer care and support. It is also the largest private, nonprofit funder of Alzheimer research. Their vision is a world without Alzheimer’s, and since their founding in 1980, they've moved toward this goal by advancing research and providing support, information and education to those affected by Alzheimer’s and related dementias.
The Tour de Cure
We love bikes and we love doing our part to help a good cause!
The tour de cure is a nation-wide ride that benefits the american diabetes association. The Colorado chapter is one of the biggest in the country and Name.com was proud to have a team participate in the event! Decked out in snazzy Name.com jerseys, we came, we saw, we conquered the tour de cure!
Girls in tech
Name.com loves giving back to the community, and as an internet company, Name.com strongly believes in supporting the local tech scene by sponsoring and participating in events in the Denver/Boulder area. With a number of talented women on staff, Name.com feels it's extremely important to support events focused on women in the tech community.
Girls in Tech is a social network enterprise focused on the engagement, education and empowerment of like-minded, professional, intelligent, and influential women in technology. Founded in February of 2007 by Adriana Gascoigne, GIT was born out of a need to provide a place for women to cultivate ideas around their careers and business concepts involving technology. The Colorado chapter was formed in January of 2010 by Kate Brown.
The British Heart Foundation
The British Heart Foundation is the UK's heart charity. Every day The British Heart Foundation save lives, through pioneering research, providing vital information to help people reduce their own heart health risks, campaigning for change and supporting and caring for heart patients.
Within a decade, they aim to:
Colorado Prevention Center
The Colorado Prevention Center or CPC is a not-for-profit medical research and disease prevention center. In association with University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine, Denver Health, and National Jewish Medical and Research Center, the Colorado Prevention Center is dedicated to improving health through clinical research and integrating scientific evidence into community prevention programs. Through the Colorado Heart Healthy Solutions Program the Colorado Prevention Center works to identify at-risk individuals at local events where free cardiovascular disease screenings, such as finger-stick cholesterol testing, blood pressure and blood glucose levels, will be provided.
Hoedspruit, South Africa, believes in wilderness as a cause. The founders write: "For us the word 'wilderness' is not necessarily a place. It is more of a mindset. A way of life. A code. We believe that the ethics of sustainability and balance found in nature can transcend into our day-to-day realities." The non-profit thus promotes the values of leadership and sustainability associated with wilderness and environmental conservation.
Currently, Wilderness Vision is launching a number of projects, including The Green School, whereby a GREEN template is created based on the schools specific needs. To learn more about The Green School and other sustainability effort from Wilderness Vision, visit their list of project descriptions. If you would like to help Wilderness Vision continue to grow their good intentions, make a donation of time, money, or goods.
Bike-to-work incentive program
We're shifting gears at Name.com! In pursuit of a cleaner, greener world, we've established a bike-to-work incentive program for our office in Denver. Anyone who bikes to work a minimum of 20 times this summer will receive the the payback for a new bicycle. We're also offering a cash bonus to the team member who rides to work the most between now and August 31st. Ride on, Name.com.
Advocates for children
Advocates for Children is a non-profit organization based in Aurora, Colorado, trains volunteers to serve as court advocates for abused or neglected children. Each year in Colorado, more than 10,000 children are victims of abuse or neglect. The CASA's (Court Appointed Special Advocates) are community volunteers who help these children find safe, nurturing homes. The staff currently oversees the efforts of approximately 300 volunteers, who serve around 700 children and contribute a total of more than 26,000 volunteer hours to the community. Would you like to help? Donate or volunteer for Advocates for Children.
Grassroots.org empowers community organizations to maximize their impact by providing access to capacity-building technology tools and business services. By helping local charities to build an online presence, the organization gives inspired individuals and communities a voice.
Would you like to help Grassroots.org and the hundreds of active nonprofit members they serve? Make a donation or volunteer to help a nonprofit. Do you know of a nonprofit that could use a free website, free SEO services, or a free 1-800 number? Visit grassroots.org for more info.
Denver, walk for ms
The National Multiple Sclerosis Society supports research to help treat and cure this unpredictable disease. The organization also funds programs to address the needs of people living with Multiple sclerosis today. MS, a chronic and often disabling disease, is currently without a cure. Worldwide, the disease is thought to affect more than 2.5 million people. Would you like to walk for a better world? You can volunteer, learn more about Multiple sclerosis, or make a donation to the National MS Society.
Susan G. Komen
This year, Jim Grace, from DomainSponsor.com, completed a 5k in the bright LA sunshine. Why? To support the international nonprofit, Susan G. Komen, which provides funding for breast cancer research and programs that support medically under-served women. In the last 11 years, the LA County Affiliate has distributed nearly $6 million to local organizations providing breast cancer services. Would you like to join the fight against breast cancer? To make a general contribution, please visit the donation page. And, thanks to events all over the United States, you can run, walk, or jazzercise your way to a cure.
Women For Women International
Women For Women International helps women survivors of war and civil strife regain stability and self-sufficiency. Women begin in a Sponsorship Program to alleviate the immediate effects of conflict such as lack of water, food and medicine. The second stage of recovery, the ReneWLS Program, provides women with education on rightsawareness, leadership and technical training. Empowered by new job skills and comprehensive business assistance, women become self-sufficient and able to make valuable contributions their community. Through 14 years of helping socially excluded women, Women for Women has learned that stronger women build stronger nations.
Since 1993, the nonprofit 501 (c) (3) has distributed $33 million in direct aid and microcredit loans and helped over 120,000 women survivors. How can you help Women for Women? Make a donation, sponsor a woman, or get involved.
Easter Seals helps adults and children with disabilities lead better lives. For more than eighty years, staff members and hundreds of volunteers have worked to make positive changes for persons with special needs. Former volunteer, Scott McBreen (yes, Name.com's nearest and dearest) says, "This organization does tremendous work for the common good." The non-profit focuses on improving physical mobility, enabling individuals to return to work and simply allowing them to gain greater independence. Today, Easter Seals helps more than one million individuals annually through a nationwide network of more than 450 service sites. If you are interested in donating money or time, please visit EasterSeals.com.
Philippine Children's Fund of America
Steve Pelaez has chosen to dedicate his Olympic pursuit to the Philippine Children's Fund of America. By pedaling to qualify for the '08 Beijing Olympics in track cycling, Pelaez aspires to make a difference in the lives of impoverished children. Pelaez, who left the Philippines at the age of thirteen, explains: "Throughout my life, I've often wondered why I was so fortunate, able to live the American dream." Now he has a chance to look back and give back.
Love146.org works toward the abolition of child sex trafficking and exploitation, through aftercare, advocacy and prevention. According to the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), 1.2 million children are trafficked annually. This is equivalent to two children every one minute. The physical, mental and emotional trauma of these children requires attention -- which is why Love146 trains aftercare workers and multiplies safe homes. The registered public charity also aids socioeconomic development programs in high risk communities and helps direct awareness to this quiet tragedy. You can help stop the exploitation.
Environment Colorado protects clean air, clean water and open spaces statewide. Combining independent research, passion and persistence, this citizen-based organization uses tough-minded advocacy on local, national and state levels. Global warming. Renewable energy. State legislature. Environment Colorado deals with a wide range of issues to keep our rocky ranges pristine. Please visit EnvironmentColorado.org to see how you can take action or make a donation.
Lance Armstrong Foundation
Racing towards a cure. Supported by Name.com, the Lance Armstrong Foundation and people like you, the Denver2Denver team will pedal 2,000 miles across the US in the name of cancer research.