Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation

Springmatter Fund

Springmatter logoThe theme of Springmatter is to “Start Something Meaningful.” Fittingly, the Springmatter company established the Springmatter Fund to be intentional about their philanthropy as well. Especially meaningful to Springmatter is support for educational programming and employment opportunities to assist marginalized populations — particularly efforts promoting equity and equality for transgender and gender expansive individuals and those on the autism spectrum. The unifying concept for these areas of focus is to provide hope for young people that companies will welcome them, even if society has not. All children, all people will benefit by valuing and embracing differences. Because we are all different – and yet the same.

Because Springmatter functions within a growth-based entrepreneurial community located in Ann Arbor, the Springmatter Fund is housed within the local community that has embraced the company's success, with the long-term vision for helping to extend entrepreneurial success to all people.

The Springmatter Fund's VISION is to fulfill the dream, in which every human being has the unalienable right to live authentically and have equal and equitable opportunities in education, employment, housing and healthcare.

The Springmatter Fund's MISSION is to unite businesses, schools, community and national organizations in empowering marginalized youth through training, mentorship, leadership and job opportunities.

We will know we have succeeded when, in the words of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., our children “live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character” – and we make this dream a reality for all marginalized and disadvantaged people.

How Can You Help?

Springmatter action plan

How To Contribute:

Make a gift to the Springmatter Fund online.