ChangeGroup’s commitment to charities and social causes within our communities is something we take tremendous pride in. As a part of these initiatives, ChangeGroup donates around 3% of its annual net profits to charitable causes each year.
The Tree Foundation
At the heart of ChangeGroup’s charitable giving around the world is The Tree Foundation, which ChangeGroup’s founders and employees have been supporting for years. The Tree Foundation gives out educational grants to talented individuals studying in secondary and tertiary education in Sri Lanka, as well as a range of humanitarian support for the local communities. The Tree Foundation was founded in 1996 by our CEO, Sacha Zackariya in an effort to give back to the country of his father’s birth.
ChangeGroup has supported The Tree Foundation over the years in many ways, including:
- Raising more than £250,000 to support the Sri Lankan victims of the devastating 2004 Tsunami.
- Supporting more then 300 children and young adults each year to gain meaningful business and science qualifications. Many of these students have gone on to become successful doctors and engineers that now support the Sri Lankan economy and society.
- Providing donation boxes at ChageGroup locations around the world.
- Providing office space and equipment, Providing regulatory, legal and IT support. Learn more about the Tree Foundation.
United World Schools
Partnering up with United World Schools, ChangeGroup has provided over $50,000 in funding, which support the development and building of primary schools in remotely rural communities in countries like Nepal, Cambodia and Myanmar.
ChangeGroup provides for the total annual running costs, including teaching staff, at a UWS School in Koh Key, Cambodia, that 114 children attend every year.
Get to know more about United World Schools in the three-minute video.
Other charities that ChangeGroup and its employees support and fundraiser for on a regular basis include:
Race for Life
With more than 300 events taking place across the United Kingdom, Race for Life is Cancer Research UK’s flagship event platform. The charity includes a series of events where people across the United Kingdom raise money for research into 200 types of cancer. Learn more about Race for Life.
Cancer Research UK
As the world’s leading charity dedicated to defeating cancer through research and exploration, Cancer Research UK has saved millions of lives by discovering new and innovative ways to prevent, diagnose and treat various forms of cancer. Learn more about Cancer Research UK.
Protecting biodiversity for over 25 years, Rainforest Concern works closely with the indigenous people who still depend on threatened natural habitats for survival. As the richest and most diverse habitats on the planet, tropical rainforests provide an abundance of ecosystems and wildlife, many of which have yet to be discovered. Learn more about Rainforest Concern.
Save the Children
Each year around the world, there are more than 8 million children deaths, most of them from preventable disease and conditions. The majority of child deaths take place in developing countries, with children from the poorest backgrounds least likely to survive. Save The Children gives children around the world a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. Learn more about Save the Children.
One third of the people on the planet in poverty. With a worldwide reputation for excellence in the delivery of human aid and development work, Oxfam works to find practical, innovative ways for people to lift themselves out of poverty and thrive, while saving lives and helping rebuild livelihoods when crisis strikes. Learn more about Oxfam.