Most organizations tackling social problems don’t have access to the marketing, design, technology, management or strategic planning resources they need to succeed. Without this talent, few are able to have their intended impact on critical issues like the environment, health and education.
Taproot is a nonprofit organization that makes business talent available to organizations working to improve society. We engage millions of business professionals in pro bono services both through our award-winning programs and by partnering with companies to develop their pro bono programs. One day, we envision all organizations with promising solutions will be equipped to successfully take on urgent social challenges.
For over 14 years, Taproot Foundation’s mission is to drive social change by leading, mobilizing and engaging professionals in pro bono service. We offer a spectrum of services for community organizations to access critical resources through business professionals, corporate partners and intermediaries both in the U.S. and around the world.
Since 2001, Taproot’s skilled volunteers have served 3,300 social change organizations representing 1.5 million hours of work and over $141 million in value.
Our Core Programs and Services
Delivering in-depth engagements between pro bono consulting teams and community organizations
Training, preparing and mobilizing nonprofits to scope, source and manage high impact pro bono
Creating high impact pro bono programs for corporations
Providing training, tools and resources for intermediaries to offer pro bono programs outside of Taproot’s core geographic areas.
Offering an online marketplace through which we prepare and support nonprofits to connect with knowledgeable, ready pro bono providers, including individuals, corporations, and intermediaries.
Increasing awareness of the impact and increasing usage of high quality pro bono for nonprofits and business professionals through events & thought leadership.
Through the partnership with the BMW Foundation, Taproot’s provides thought leadership and international field-building, convening global leaders in the social sector to guide the design and direction of the pro bono movement while focusing on infusing a pro bono ethic into business professions, professional schools, companies and nonprofits in communities around the world.
Taproot is located in New York, San Francisco, Chicago, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C.