Philanthropy and Volunteerism

Our Commitment to Philanthropy & Volunteerism

“Here at What If Media Group, philanthropy and volunteerism are an essential part of our corporate culture. We fully recognize that we have a responsibility to give back to our local communities, to causes that need the support of business and tech, and to those who don’t have the resources or voice to get what they need. Our philanthropic and volunteer work efforts have helped countless people, and they’ve brought us closer together as a team. With our heads and hearts aligned, we put the power of doing good to work.”

Co-Founders of What If Media Group

Josh Gillon and Seth Gottlieb

Our Commitment to Philanthropy & Volunteerism

“Here at What If Media Group, Philanthropy and Volunteerism are an essential part of our corporate culture. We fully recognize that we have a responsibility to give back to our local communities, to causes that need the support of business and tech, and to those who don’t have the resources or voice to get what they need. Our Philanthropic and volunteer work efforts have helped countless people, and they’ve brought us closer together as a team. With our heads and hearts aligned, we put the power of doing good to work. ”

What If Media Group Gives

What If Media Group gives over $100,000 per year to a wide variety of organizations. Check out some of the causes and organizations we’ve supported:

 

$100,000/Year Pledge

Feeding America
Ronald McDonalds House
Sloan Kettering
BlackGirlsCode
YearUp
WorldCentralKitchen
BestFriendsAnimalSociety
PeacePlayers
BLM
StJudes
CityHarvest
BroadwayCares
ChildrensMercy
TogetherWeRise
WaterIsLife
MyBlockMyHoodMyCity
Fisher House
Grind-For-Life
Make A Wish
Doctors-Without-Borders
US-Holocaust-Museum
American Red Cross
Fisher House
Fisher House

Volunteerism

Each quarter, What If Media Group identifies and carries out a staff-selected volunteerism initiative, sending employees to destinations near and far. Our employees have described these experiences as deeply meaningful and transformational. Here are a couple of highlights of the organizations and activities we have partnered with:

As a separate initiative, What If Media Group encourages employees to volunteer within their communities. Employees are encouraged to select a charity that is personally meaningful, and provided with an opportunity for that organization to receive additional funding in the employee’s name. Since 2018, What If Media Group employees have contributed 1,250 volunteer hours to various charities and nonprofits within their communities.

What If Media Group Match

What If Media Group matches donations from staff to approved charitable organizations, empowering our staff as individuals to be the force of change they want to see here in the nation and our world.

Company Match to Staff Donations

Covid-19 Focused Donations

When Covid hit the US, What If Media Group immediately surveyed our staff to solicit ways that we could most meaningfully help our communities locally and nationally. To date, we have donated over $50,000 across the 31 organizations listed below. The gratitude that we saw from recipients and staff was overwhelming a highlight for many during an extremely difficult time.

  • Meals on Wheels COVID-19 Response Fund
  • Feeding America
  • Feeding America’s COVID-19 Response Fund
  • World Central Kitchen
  • St Jude Children’s Research Hospital
  • Actors Fund
  • BestFriends.org
  • New Jersey Food Bank
  • City Harvest
  • Citymeals-on-Wheels
  • Broadway Cares
  • My Block, My Hood, My City
  • Greater Chicago Food Depository
  • No Kid Hungry
  • The Promontory Restaurant
  • Reggies Restaurant
  • The Virtue
  • Operation Breakthrough in Kansas City
  • Children’s Mercy Hospital
  • Foster Adopt Connect
  • Together We Rise
  • Ronald McDonald House 
  • Nuzzles and Co.
  • Greater Boston Food Bank
  • Kylee’s Kare Kits for Kidz
  • Hudson Food Pantry
  • Blue Grass Community Foundation
  • One Louisville COVID-19 Response Fund
  • Nancy Fund- Denver
  • Polk County SPCA
  • Direct Relief

What If Media Group Scholarships 

What If Media Group believes in education and proudly provides academic scholarships to people in need. Through our websites, we distribute a $1000 scholarship each month directly to individuals who demonstrate need. Also, by partnering with organizations that provide workforce and skills development, What If Media Group provides scholarships to students seeking to improve themselves who lack financial means.