Our organization was founded in 1999 by entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and friends to promote philanthropy and community engagement. Our mission has evolved to also help entrepreneurs build corporate cultures and employee engagement that contribute to success, to support Capital Factory's community and philanthropic initiatives and to promote youth entrepreneurship.
The evidence is conclusive: companies that produce outsized results have strong teams and cultures. We help entrepreneurs build both, which results in stronger performances in the communities where they live and operate.
Our member companies and their team members have raised over $11 million for other non-profits and have donated more than 109,000 volunteer hours in our communities. Through our youth entrepreneurship programs, we have reached over 95,000 children who have earned nearly $1.9M and donated over $875,000 to local and national charities. As the nonprofit arm of Capital Factory, we promote philanthropy, community involvement and community-minded corporate cultures.
Our range of experience and services are broad – from helping establish modest, community involvement objectives to helping a company apply its core competency to a specific community need. Ways in which we support our member companies include:
We first launched in 2009 with Lemonade Day Austin and have since hosted tours and mentoring experiences at Capital Factory for youth K-12 and a summer camp focused on entrepreneurship + design thinking for rising 9th-12th graders.
Our annual Summit convenes an intimate group of C-suite leaders from across the country who prioritize culture and employee engagement. It is a must-see experience for industry leaders.
We provide unique team-building opportunities for individual companies as well as large annual events for 450+ tech leaders and team members. Two of our largest community partners for our larger events include Austin ISD and the Austin Parks & Recreation Department.