The Vertical Bridge Charitable Network has enabled our team to support hundreds of organizations globally that our employees, partners and clients care about through hands-on giving and monetary resources.
The Vertical Bridge Charitable Network is an employee-led effort in which a committee identifies opportunities for Vertical Bridge to donate time and/or money to meaningful causes. Our support ranges from financial sponsorships to providing every Vertical Bridge employee with paid time off to volunteer. This allows them to give back to their communities and causes important to them, from participating in team-building exercises to company-wide days of charitable activities and support.
We have steadily increased our charitable giving each year, and in 2022, Vertical Bridge donated over $2 million to more than 145 causes chosen by our employees. Since our inception, we have given more than $9.5 million and contributed over 5,000 volunteer hours to 501(c)(3) organizations selected by our employees.
Located in the heart of Boca Raton, FL, Boca Helping Hands provides food, medical and financial assistance to residents in our local community. Vertical Bridge employees volunteer here regularly, stocking their food pantry and serving meals to local residents. We also participate in its annual “Cereal Drive” to help combat students’ food insecurity during the summer months and its yearly “Thanksgiving Box Brigade” which provides families in need with a turkey, traditional sides and desserts.
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Palm Beach County helps families build and improve places to call home across Palm Beach County. Vertical Bridge Charitable Network has partnered with this organization since our founding and participates in several build days each year, including “Rock the Block” and “Women Build”. We are also the title sponsor each year of “Veterans Build”, which creates and improves homes for local veterans.
Music Movement develops and funds music-centric programs, scholarships and events to improve the lives of young people with autism and learning differences. The Vertical Bridge Charitable Network has been a proud partner to Music Movement for several years and has hosted a variety of annual events benefitting music therapy, from large-scale concerts, in conjunction with the Wireless Industry Association, to charity golf tournaments.
DonorsChoose.org lets anyone help a classroom in need by supporting project requests from public school teachers across America. The organization has become one of our most popular and impactful campaigns each year and since 2017, Vertical Bridge Charitable Network has donated over $171,000 to schools and projects chosen by our employees.
Mental Health America of Palm Beach County’s goal is to create a supportive culture where people with mental health conditions live openly, are valued and heard. Our partnership includes supporting the “Buddy Bench Campaign”, an antibullying effort focused promoting positive mental health and support through listening, kindness and inclusiveness for school-aged children.
The Florida chapter of Little Smiles provides services to over 20 pediatric facilities from St. Lucie to Miami-Dade Counties. The organization provides gifts and activities to children impacted by serious illness, homelessness or tragedy. For several years, Vertical Bridge Charitable Network has partnered with Little Smiles and our employees actively participate in various fundraising events, including “Bamboozle” and the “Annual Holiday Toy Drive”.
DigDeep started the Navajo Water Project to bring clean, hot and cold running water to families is without access to water or sewer lines across the Navajo nation in New Mexico, Utah, and Arizona. With more than 30% of families that live on the Navajo Nation currently without running water, Vertical Bridge Charitable Network is committed to providing resources to help with the immediate need for clean running water.
Foster Love (Formerly Together We Rise) aims to improve the lives of children in foster care, who often find themselves forgotten and neglected by the public. Vertical Bridge Charitable Network has partnered with the organization since 2019 to help give children in foster care a brighter future and a sense of normalcy and belonging. We participate in three Foster Love programs in which employees create custom care packages for foster children – “Sweet Cases”, “Superhero Boxes”, and “Birthday Boxes”.
Take Stock in Children of Florida provides a unique opportunity for deserving low-income youth to escape the cycle of poverty through post-secondary education. Working in every county throughout Florida, they offer students college scholarships, caring volunteer mentors and hope for a better life. As a South-Florida based business, Vertical Bridge Charitable Network is proud to invest in these local, deserving students and our future leaders.