The best innovations build healthy, empowered communities with the resources to lift themselves out of poverty and despair. We proudly support the local volunteering our team members do, and as a business we focus our philanthropy on causes that help communities respond to pressing social and environmental needs.
It’s a perfect fit for Clareo and the most meaningful way we give back. Organizations we have worked with include:
The mission of the Anacostia Watershed Society is to protect and restore the Anacostia River and its watershed communities in the Washington DC region by cleaning the water, recovering the shores, and honoring the heritage. Clareo provides financial support and our COO serves as Vice Chairman to support this goal.
In 2012, Clareo partner Scott Bowman traveled to southern Kyrgyzstan in Central Asia, where he mentored micro-entrepreneurs and provided intensive training to Oasis Agro, a mid-size firm looking to scale its operations.
Through our work with the Development Partner Framework for mining, we appreciate and value Oxfam’s solutions for poverty around the world. Following the 2015 earthquake in Nepal, Clareo joined thousands worldwide in sending financial aid to help the survivors.
The People's Music School is a completely free music school serving children in the Chicago metropolitan area. Clareo supports their belief that music offers limitless possibilities for creativity, achievement and growth. In addition to our contribution, Clareo’s Financial Director donates his time and expertise to the school’s board.
Clareo has made a substantial commitment to becoming carbon-neutral. We actively do what we can to cut down on energy consumption, and we offset our carbon footprint by purchasing carbon credits through TerraPass, which then funds clean energy and carbon emissions-reduction projects throughout the U.S., including wind power, farm power, and landfill-gas capture.
YAI works in rural areas of Liberia to help people break out of poverty, by providing scholarships, women-empowerment programs, public libraries and youth resource centers. Clareo provided a seed grant to YAI that was then leveraged with our partner, KIN Global, to become a $50,000 grant for YAI’s small business development initiative.