The mission of the BNI Foundation is to create a conduit between Business and Education to meet children's educational needs.
The two major programs of the BNI Foundation include the Business Voices™ Initiative and our Givers Gain™ Grant Program. Since its inception in 1998, the BNI Foundation has raised over $3 million for charities globally.
The BNI Foundation has a long, proud legacy of helping out where schools have needed extra funding for projects not provided for by school districts or state funding. A pivotal factor of our philanthropic work was the creation of the Business Voices™ initiative to provide even more to the schools which have the greatest needs.
Our initiative pairs BNI members and concerned, engaged and motivated corporations, service clubs and community groups with schools and educational organizations to help them find the resources they need to have maximum impact on the kids of our communities.
BNI is Ground Zero for this initiative, which is rapidly expanding to include many collaborative partners. Within the Business Voices movement, we agree that BNI represents our rally cry: Bureaucracy Not Involved!
Support looks different depending on what the schools or educational organizations identify as their greatest challenges. In some communities, poverty is one of the top challenges. Kids need food to eat or socks and underwear to wear! In other communities, it may be bullying, eating disorders, or alcohol use. That is why we recommend listening to what the schools, and even the students, identify as their unique challenges. Wherever there are young people, there are ways they will benefit from having us in their stories.
We call this work cause networking — and who better to lead the way with cause networking than the world’s largest, most successful networking organization?
BNI Oregon & SW Washington is collecting gently used business clothing for students who can not afford to purchase professional work attire in Oregon! All donations will be donated to Young Entrepreneurs Business Week (YEBW)!
BNI Members, please bring your gently used business clothing to your BNI Leadership Mindshare in December and/or January! To find out event details for your upcoming Leadership Team Mindshare, go to the BNI Events Calendar!
Or, you can drop off your gently used business clothing at our drop-off site in Beaverton, Oregon:
You can drop off your clothing during regular business hours. Please note, the store is closed on Holidays.
100+ Local Business owners attended the BNI Portland Networking Mixer where 100% of the proceeds were donated to Young Entrepreneurs Business Week. 75+ Local business owners attended the BNI Vancouver Networking Social where 100% of the proceeds were donated to Bridge the Gap!
BNI Members collected gently used business clothing for students who could not afford to purchase professional work attire in Oregon! All donations were donated to Young Entrepreneurs Business Week (YEBW)! Over 20+ bins of clothing were collected!