Launched in 2017, The Big Pitcher is our corporate giving platform designed to give back to the causes that mean the most to us. Check out some of those causes below and know that when you support Founders you’re also supporting our efforts to improve this world for future generations.
All causes we support fall under three core categories: Social Justice, Environment and Arts & Culture and range from local to national organizations.
On a national level, we have partnered with the Conservation Alliance, an organization whose vision is to protect and restore America’s wild places.
On a local level, we support various local organizations on a month-by-month basis, leveraging the Founders Family and the local community to help with volunteering efforts, service days, fundraising and more. Additionally, Founders will match all employee donations to various local organizations. Some of those organizations include:
Additionally, we are proud to offer ongoing annual support to the following organizations:
Grand Rapids Whitewater – A group of individuals, rowing and paddling clubs, anglers and businesses dedicated to revitalizing the Grand River and putting the namesake rapids back in the Grand for everyone’s enjoyment
WMEAC – WMEAC is a non-profit, 501C3 organization uniquely positioned to respond to emerging issues and new threats to West Michigan’s natural and human ecologies, strategically focused on building sustainable communities and protecting water resources.
WYCE – Listener supported, volunteer powered, community radio station broadcasting to support the organizational mission of “Building Community through Media.”
National Kidney Foundation – Leading organization in the U.S. dedicated to the awareness, prevention and treatment of kidney disease for hundreds of thousands of healthcare professionals, millions of patients and their families, and tens of millions of Americans at risk.
LaughFest – The nation’s first-ever community-wide festival of laughter and has quickly earned a reputation for being one of the nation’s marquee events for both participants and artists.
ArtPrize – ArtPrize is an international art competition and festival open to all and determined equally by public vote and expert jury. ArtPrize encourages critical discourse, celebrates artists, transforms urban space and promotes cultural understanding.
Grand Rapids Pride Center – Grand Rapids Pride Center aims to be the center of a vibrant and inclusive community that supports all LGBTQ individuals.