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Welcome to Draper’s charitable giving platform hosted by Bright Funds. Financially, and with their time and skills, Draper employees have always been generous in supporting causes they are passionate about. Let's continue to make a difference together.

Hurricane Michael Disaster Response and Recovery Fund

On Wednesday October 10th, 2018 Hurricane Michael made landfall in Florida’s Panhandle or Big Bend area. Hurricane Michael was a catastrophic category 4 hurricane bringing significant storm surges, high winds and flooding. Draper and Bright Funds have established the Hurricane Michael Disaster Response and Recovery Fund. This fund is comprised of pre-vetted nonprofits providing disaster response in the region. Through a single tax deductible donation to the Fund, you can support multiple organizations’ initiatives to provide short-term and long-term response and recovery. Our Fund approach is informed by expert and local recommendations from the Center for Disaster Philanthropy. We have initially selected organizations that are on the ground assisting with immediate relief needs, including evacuation and post-landfall sheltering, feeding, medical assistance, search and rescue operations.

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Indonesian Earthquake and Tsunami Disaster Recovery Fund

On Friday September 28, 2018, a devastating earthquake struck Indonesia's central island of Sulawesi followed by a tsunami. Draper and Bright Funds have established the Indonesian Earthquake and Tsunami Disaster Recovery Fund to support the communities impacted by this disaster. This Fund is comprised of pre-vetted nonprofits providing disaster response in the region. Through a single tax deductible donation to the Fund, you can support multiple organizations’ initiatives to provide short-term and long-term response and recovery. Our Fund approach is informed by expert and local recommendations from the Center for Disaster Philanthropy. We have initially selected organizations that are on the ground assisting with immediate relief needs, including rescue efforts and medical assistance. The composition of nonprofits in this Fund is subject to change as we learn more about the needs on the ground.

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Draper Hurricane Florence Disaster Response and Recovery Fund

In support of those in the path of Hurricane Florence, which is projected to be the most devastating hurricane to hit the region in decades, Draper and Bright Funds have established the Hurricane Florence Disaster Response and Recovery Fund. This Fund is comprised of pre-vetted nonprofits providing disaster response in the region. Through a single tax deductible donation to the Fund, you can support multiple organizations’ initiatives to provide short-term and long-term response and recovery. The Fund approach is informed by expert and local recommendations from the Center for Disaster Philanthropy. We have initially selected organizations that are on the ground assisting with immediate relief needs, including rescue efforts and medical assistance. The composition of nonprofits in this Fund is subject to change as we learn more about the needs on the ground.

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California Fire Response and Recovery Fund

On the morning of Wednesday November 7th, 2018, the most destructive wildfire in California modern history struck the Northern California region of Butte County. This fire is accompanied by fires burning in Southern California as well. Draper and Bright Funds have established the California Fire Response and Recovery Fund to support the communities impacted by these fires. This Fund is comprised of pre-vetted nonprofits providing emergency response in the region. Through a single donation to the Fund, you can support multiple organizations' initiatives to provide short-term and long-term response and recovery. We have initially selected organizations that are providing immediate relief needs, including rescue efforts and medical assistance. The composition of the nonprofits in this Fund are subject to change as we learn more about the needs on the ground.

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Hurricane Laura Disaster Relief & Recovery Fund

Hurricane Laura, classified as a Category 4 Hurricane, made landfall in Louisiana in the early morning hours of Thursday, August 27. With wind speeds of up to 150 mph, the storm has already resulted in widespread damage to the region, as well as dangerous flash floods, power outages, and the potential for tornadoes in the surrounding states. The last time there was a storm of this magnitude was more than 100 years ago. Simultaneously, COVID-19 cases continue to be on the rise in Texas and Louisiana. Draper and Bright Funds have established The 2020 Hurricane Laura Disaster Relief & Recovery Fund to support the communities impacted by the storm. This Fund includes pre-vetted nonprofits providing emergency response in the region. Through a single donation to the Fund, you can support multiple organizations' initiatives to provide short-term and long-term response and recovery. We have initially selected organizations that are working to provide immediate relief; the composition of the nonprofits in this Fund are subject to change as we learn more about the needs on the ground. While not included in this fund, you may also want to look into Foundation For Louisiana, which has activated a Hurricane Laura Relief Fund. FFL is a Black-led foundation founded in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, that realizes that disasters often have outsized effects on marginalized communities.

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2020 Coronavirus Response and Recovery Fund

The W.H.O. has declared COVID-19 a pandemic and public health emergency of international concern. Draper and Bright Funds have established The 2020 Coronavirus Response and Recovery Fund, comprised of pre-vetted nonprofits based in the United States providing emergency response around the world and in the US. Through a single donation to the Fund, you can support multiple organizations' initiatives to provide short-term and long-term response and recovery. Given the ever-changing nature of this pandemic and widespread impact, the composition of the nonprofits in this Fund will evolve. Generally this fund will support healthcare, medical needs, vulnerable populations, nutrition/food support at both the local and international level.

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2021 Haiti Earthquake Disaster Response and Recovery Fund

On Saturday, August 14, a 7.2-magnitude earthquake struck the southwestern part of Haiti. Bright Funds has established the 2021 Haiti Earthquake Disaster Response and Recovery Fund. This fund is comprised of pre-vetted nonprofits providing disaster response in the region. Through a single tax deductible donation to the Fund, you can support multiple organizations’ initiatives to provide short-term and long-term response and recovery. We have initially selected organizations that are on the ground assisting with immediate relief needs, including rescue efforts and medical assistance. The composition of nonprofits in this fund is subject to change as we learn more about the needs on the ground.

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2021 Tennessee Flood Response and Recovery Fund

Torrential rain has led to devastating flooding in the Middle Tennessee Area. In support of the communities impacted by the floods, Bright Funds has established the 2021 Tennessee Flood Response and Recovery Fund. This Fund is comprised of pre-vetted nonprofits providing emergency response in the region. Through a single donation to the Fund, you can support multiple organizations' initiatives to provide short-term and long-term response and recovery. We have initially selected organizations that are providing immediate relief needs. The composition of the nonprofits in this Fund are subject to change as we learn more about the needs on the ground.

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2021 Hurricane Ida Disaster Response and Recovery Fund

In response to Hurricane Ida, which made landfall on Sunday August 29th 2021, Bright Funds has established the Hurricane Ida Disaster Response and Recovery Fund. This fund is comprised of pre-vetted nonprofits providing disaster response in the region. Through a single tax deductible donation to the Fund, you can support multiple organizations’ initiatives to provide short-term and long-term response and recovery. We have initially selected organizations that are on the ground assisting with immediate relief needs, including rescue efforts, medical assistance. The composition of nonprofits in this fund is subject to change as we learn more about the needs on the ground. Photo Credit: Bryan McGowan

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Draper STEM + Arts Fund

Charitable organizations that will enable fluency in Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, and the Arts to empower a new generation of creative thinkers. This fund focuses on education, opens opportunities for underserved populations, and has a range of local, national, and global impact.

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2021 Native American Heritage Month Fund

November is Native American Heritage Month (NAHM), also known as American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month. It is a time to celebrate the rich and diverse ancestry, cultures, traditions, and histories of America's Indigenous people. According to the National Congress of American Indians, NAHM is also “an opportunity to educate our workforce, raise awareness about the uniqueness of Native people, and the myriad of ways in which tribal citizens have conquered challenges to maintain voice and dignity and to remain an influencing presence in a rapidly evolving nation.” Through a single tax-deductible donation to the 2021 Native American Heritage Month Fund, you will support Indigenous-led nonprofits focused on building Indigenous power, protecting and restoring land and culture, and strengthening and supporting healthy Native communities. Fund photo by Getty Images.

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2021 Afghanistan Emergency Aid Fund

Violence is escalating in Afghanistan following the Taliban takeover of the presidential palace and seizing control over the country. Bright Funds established the 2021 Afghanistan Emergency Aid Fund to support organizations working to deliver aid to areas in conflict and support displaced people in Kabul. This fund is comprised of pre-vetted nonprofits providing emergency response in the region. Through a single tax deductible donation to the Fund, you can support multiple organizations’ initiatives. We have initially selected organizations that are on the ground assisting with immediate relief needs. The composition of nonprofits in this fund is subject to change as we learn more about the needs on the ground.

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2021 Latinx Heritage Fund

In honor of the National Hispanic Heritage Month, the LatinX ERG and Draper's Giving team have collaborated in creating a fund representative of our joined values, and some of the current needs of the Hispanic communities. The LatinX ERG has as one of their goals to increase awareness of who these communities’ members are. Through these health and educational organizations, there is an opportunity to be a catalyst of change for the wellbeing and increased quality of life for LatinX citizens. This fund is also meant to honor the culture and contributions of the LatinX communities. We invite you to join us in celebrating this National Hispanic Heritage Month.

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2021 Veterans Day Fund

The 2021 Veterans Day Fund features organizations that support the men and women who have served in the U.S. armed forces, and their families. These organizations provide a variety of services, including mental health and supportive services, financial assistance, and support for life after duty including job opportunities and community engagement. Veterans Day by the Numbers: 19.5 million – the approximate number of veterans in the United States 9 million – the number of veterans over the age of 65 5.06 million – the number of veterans receiving disability compensation 2 million – the number of female veterans of those receiving disability compensation 500k – the number of World War II veterans still living in the United States 1.56 million – the number of veterans in California, the highest number in the country 1.46 million – the number of veterans in Texas, the second-highest number in the country 11% – the percentage of veterans who experience homelessness 50% – the percentage of veterans experiencing homelessness who also live with a mental illness like PTSD Through a single tax-deductible donation to the 2021 Veterans Day Fund, you will support highly-rated organizations dedicated to supporting and honoring America's veterans.

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