Gregory Ventures was born out of a company-wide commitment to invest in the lives and living conditions of impoverished communities and oppressed individuals and pets. As a company, we contribute a minimum of 5% of all sales revenue (Right off the top! Not a percentage of profits!) to support life-saving and life-enhancing non-profit organizations. Rick, Jason and Dan – the owners of Gregory Ventures – have each developed deep and personal connections with a handful of specific non-profits and further contribute individually to these organizations.
When you purchase Helios, you actually join with Rick, Jason and Dan in helping these organizations flourish, because you get to choose which charity receives the contribution portion of your purchase! It’s at the bottom of the checkout page. Whether your passion is pets, people or our planet, there are multiple life-changing and life-giving organizations from which you can choose. Thank you for joining with us in this important work!
Water For all International – visit their website
Water For All, International (WFA) is an organization that focuses on the poorest of the poor, and helps them by teaching a drilling method they can do on their own – empowering them to have a voice in the direction and quality of their lives. “Well Clubs” are established, in which a group of 10 families organize to literally drill each others’ wells. WFA provides the technology, tools, and support, but the people do the work! Once the well club completes their wells, the drilling equipment is passed on to the next club. In this fashion, thousands of wells have been drilled, providing clean, fresh, deep water wells for hundreds of thousands of the world’s poorest. We at Gregory Ventures feel privileged to participate in the ennobling work!
Limitless Horizons lxil – visit their website
Limitless Horizons Ixil’s mission is to create opportunities for the indigenous youth, women, and families of Chajul, Guatemala to develop the academic and professional skills needed to effect change in their lives and community. The organization now supports approximately 65 youth per year, and, through its partnership with Philanthropiece, has launched a number of successful programs to increase learning and career opportunities available to students and their families.
Beyond Borders – visit their site
Beyond Borders helps people build movements to liberate themselves from oppression and isolation. In Haiti and the United States, they are bringing people together for just and lasting change. In Haiti Beyond Borders is working to end child slavery, guarantee universal access to education, end violence against women and girls and replace systems that oppress the poor with systems that support dignified work and sustainable livelihoods.
ASPCA – visit their site
Founded in 1866, the ASPCA was the first humane organization in the Western Hemisphere. Our mission, as stated by founder Henry Bergh, is “to provide effective means for the prevention of cruelty to animals throughout the United States.” While there are SPCAs and humane societies all over the country, the ASPCA is not directly affiliated with them. However, the ASPCA works nationally to rescue animals from abuse, pass humane laws and share resources with many shelters across the country.
Habitat for Humanity – visit their site
Habitat for Humanity believes that every man, woman and child should have a decent, safe and affordable place to live. They build and repair houses all over the world using volunteer labor and donations. Our partner families purchase these houses through no-profit, no-interest mortgage loans or innovative financing methods.