Taproot is a nonprofit organization that makes business talent available to organizations working to improve society.
Most organizations tackling social problems don’t have access to the marketing, design, technology, management or strategic planning resources Taproot Foundation needs to succeed. Without this talent, few are able to have their intended impact on critical issues like the environment, health and education.
Taproot engages the nation’s millions of business professionals in pro bono services both through its award-winning programs and by partnering with companies to develop their pro bono programs. One day, they envision all organizations with promising solutions will be equipped to successfully take on urgent social challenges.
The Taproot Foundation drives social change by leading, mobilizing, and engaging professionals in pro bono service.
What Taproot Foundation Does
While working to expand the impact of pro bono services nationally by leading the pro bono movement, Taproot Foundation concentrates their efforts for social impact within five metro areas where Taproot Foundation has offices: Chicago, Los Angeles, New York City, San Francisco Bay Area and Washington, D.C.
Today, Taproot Foundation offers three core programs to increase nonprofits' access to pro bono services. Through these programs they provide millions of dollars in services annually aimed at best enabling organizations to address local social issues.
Service Grant Program
Their signature Service Grant program operates in five cities and, since its inception in 2001, has engaged professionals in over 1 million hours of pro bono service on over 2,000 projects.
With their Advisory Services and leadership resources, Taproot Foundation supports companies and organizations in designing and developing their own customized, high-impact pro bono programs. Taproot Foundation applies expertise garnered through their Service Grant Program to design pro bono programs best meeting their corporate clients business needs while ensuring their employees' service makes a meaningful impact in their communities.
Taproot Foundation partners with leading foundations, universities, companies, coalitions and associations to host convenings and run campaigns where Taproot Foundation collaborates to design innovative solutions bringing pro bono service to bear for progress on issues facing their cities and society.