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We Are Citizen Philanthropists - Social Justice Fund: Creating Pathways to Move Forward Together

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Every waterfall begins with a single drop of water. That’s the idea behind VMware’s Citizen Philanthropy approach to giving—VMware’s impact in the community is the result of the collective actions of VMware people. It’s about empowering everyone to be active and engaged citizens in their communities because we believe social change only happens when many people choose to take action.

Little League® Baseball and Softball Gets Big Love from T‑Mobile This MLB Postseason … $1M+ Big!

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  • What's the news:  The Un-carrier is donating $5,000 per home run hit during the MLB Postseason to the T-Mobile Little League Call Up Grant Program to help cover registration fees next season for families in need. And, when fans text “LittleLeague” to 313131, T-Mobile will donate another $1 per text to their local Little League, up to an additional $1 million.
  • Why it matters: It’s been a trying year … families and Little Leagues across the country are experiencing financial challenges as a result.
  • Who it's for: The future MLB All-Stars and everyone who supports ‘em. 
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  • What's the news:  The Un-carrier is donating $5,000 per home run hit during the MLB Postseason to the T-Mobile Little League Call Up Grant Program to help cover registration fees next season for families in need. And, when fans text “LittleLeague” to 313131, T-Mobile will donate another $1 per text to their local Little League, up to an additional $1 million.
  • Why it matters: It’s been a trying year … families and Little Leagues across the country are experiencing financial challenges as a result.
  • Who it's for: The future MLB All-Stars and everyone who supports ‘em. 

Racing the Sun: ON Semiconductor Sponsors Solar-Powered Go-Karts Program for Arizona Students

Written by: Cassandra Savel, Corporate Social Responsibility Intern
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From vehicle electrification to wide bandgap technology for solar power systems, ON Semiconductor is committed to providing innovative and energy-efficient solutions for the technologies of tomorrow.

$10,000 Awarded to Title 1 School for Virtual Financial Literacy Education

Jackson Charitable Foundation Recognizes Potter-Burns Elementary School in Pawtucket, RI as the 2020 Money Smart Kids Challenge Winner
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SILVER SPRING, Md., October 5, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Jackson Charitable Foundation, a nonprofit with the mission to advance financial knowledge on a national scale, today announced Potter-Burns Elementary School in Pawtucket, RI as the winner of the 4th annual Cha-ChingTM Money Smart Kids Pledge Challenge.

This Paint Inspired by Butterflies Could Be the Secret to Cooler Cities

Reprinted from Fast Company
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Cypris Materials has created a paint inspired by blue morpho butterfly wings, which get their color from blue lightwaves reflecting off the nanostructure of the wings themselves (up close you’ll see they’re actually translucent). Like butterfly wings, Cypris’ paint works through reflection, so color comes from particular lightwaves that reflect off the nanostructure of the paint. In short, this paint functions through structural color rather than chemical pigments or dyes.

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Cypris Materials has created a paint inspired by blue morpho butterfly wings, which get their color from blue lightwaves reflecting off the nanostructure of the wings themselves (up close you’ll see they’re actually translucent). Like butterfly wings, Cypris’ paint works through reflection, so color comes from particular lightwaves that reflect off the nanostructure of the paint. In short, this paint functions through structural color rather than chemical pigments or dyes.

Whole Planet Foundation Launches Annual Poverty Is Unnecessary Project

Online Auction to alleviate global poverty through microcredit
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This October, Whole Planet Foundation celebrates its global impact on poverty and the partners who further its mission. In 2005, Whole Foods Market launched Whole Planet Foundation, its non-profit dedicated to global poverty alleviation through microcredit in communities around the world where the company sources products.  The Poverty is Unnecessary Project spotlights Poverty is Unnecessary Fund supplier partners who collectively are committed to donating $250,000 and culminates in the foundation’s signature Annual Benefit and Auction via an online format. 

Hormel Foods Joins Dine, Shop & Share for No Kid Hungry Campaign

From now until Oct. 16, 2020, the company will match donations, up to $10,000
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AUSTIN, Minn., October 2, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE: HRL), a global branded food company, has announced its participation in the Dine, Shop & Share for No Kid Hungry campaign, aimed at raising funds to help kids get the meals they need to learn.

What Small Businesses Really Need to Make a Comeback

By Jenny Flores, Social Impact & Small Business Growth Executive, Wells Fargo
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There’s a myth in the small business world: if you give an entrepreneur enough access to capital, they will succeed. The truth is, access to technical expertise around areas like budgeting, marketing, customer development, and supply chain management can be just as important as financing. In fact, it may be key to the comeback for so many small businesses right now.

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