Dexterity Ventures has launched The Place2Give Whistler GROW Fund for the attending tech companies along with the angel and investor communities who have converged in Whistler for GROW 2014.
The fund challenges attendees to make a social impact on Whistler’s charitable sector. Last year during the Alberta floods, a similar fund started by the Dexterity Ventures raised over $1.1 million in donations, which were distributed to 20 local charities.
The Whistler-specific fund supports four local organizations that are able to track their donation dollars back into their community. They are the Whistler Arts Council, Whistler Animals Galore Society, The Community Foundation of Whistler, and The Whistler Blackcomb Foundation.
The Place2Give Whistler GROW Fund allows donors to choose a charity to give to directly or pool the funds to be directed to areas of greatest need. Place2Give Foundation takes care of the reporting to the CRA, tax receipts back to the donor, and disbursements to the charities.
"As part of the ‘Internet of Things’ we wanted to showcase the impact that charity sector data and the power and influence that the Grow Conference attendees have when it comes to hyper-localized giving," said Dexterity CEO Gena Rotstein.