As a company, we care about being a positive force in the communities where we live and where we do business, both in our home state of Minnesota and around the world. We concentrate our resources, energy, and time on giving to these communities with a special focus on causes related to children, families, and education. We also direct a portion of our philanthropy to the Native American community in recognition of the influence that Native American design and culture has had on our company.
In our local community, we focus on supporting causes that help children, women, families, and schools. Our team provides both monetary donations and volunteer service to numerous organizations, just a few examples of which are listed below.
We continually look for opportunities to support children, women, families, and schools around the world as well. Here are a couple examples:
ME TO WE x MAASAI MAMAS
Since 2015, we have partnered with social enterprise Me to We to benefit the Maasai Mamas of Kenya, showcasing the Mamas’ artisanal beadwork on our mocs and sponsoring financial literacy training. That knowledge helped empower the Mamas to build up their savings and do things they never would have believed possible, without giving up their traditional way of life.
BACK TO SCHOOL GIVE BACK
Each year we host a Back to School Give Back to benefit Donors Choose, a nonprofit organization that enables individuals to donate directly to public school classroom projects. Our employees participate in selecting which classroom projects our donations support.
We owe much to Native American culture and communities, from the land beneath our headquarters in Minneapolis to the footwear styles that influenced our original product designs. Over the years, both the Miller family and Minnetonka have contributed financially toward Native causes. We continue to actively support a number of Native organizations doing important work in Minnesota and beyond, including organizations such as: