Year-end Giving and Action for Good

Happy Holidays from all of us at UpSpring Associates.

Keep in mind that you can make year-end charitable gifts up until Jan. 30th for the 2017 tax year.

Here are some of our favorites:

Locally, in Santa Fe, we love the wonderful work (see photo above) of the Santa Fe Art Institute as they cultivate creative practices, engage with diverse communities, and address our most pressing social issues.

We also support CHIMERA, Meow Wolf’s non-profit education initiative. Leveraging the artists’ collective behind The House of Eternal Return, Chimera offers kids (k-12) digital classes and other forms of creative engagement. Gifts support critical access to state-of-the-art training for youth and families, regardless of socio-economic background.

Nationally, we’ve been following and supporting the actions of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Council as they opposed the Dakota Access Pipeline and led the legal action that resulted in the Court order for DAPL to work with the Tribes to develop spill response plans and file regular reports.

Support the water protector legal defense fund at Earth Justice or take action for fossil fuel independence at the Sacred Stone Camp official website.

Follow and donate to Market Forces: “Your Money as a Force for Good.” They watch banks that fund fossil fuel projects. Native and non-native allies are taking action against big oil investors like Citi, Westpac, and others who profit from continuing our dependence on fossil fuels.

At UpSpring, we look forward to 2018, a new year of supporting the mission of all B-Corps, using business as a power for good.

About Sheila Seclearr

Sheila is a writer with a strong business background, having mentored other writers, film projects, small businesses and artists. She has enjoyed two decades of creative communications and project development. Reach her at sheila@upspringassociates.com