Marmoset’s May Community Investments

As part of Marmoset’s overarching purpose, Be Community, we invest 10% of all profits (from our share, never the artists’) in nonprofits and organizations enacting real, positive change in our community and beyond. Every quarter, we partner up with organizations fighting for social, environmental and educational equity.

We couldn’t do this without you – the clients, filmmakers, directors and editors who choose Marmoset. Your business keeps our lights on and allows us to give back to our community.

Keep reading to find out more about the organizations we partnered with and how much we were able to invest directly into our community with your help last quarter. You can also learn more about our community investments and purpose-driven work in our 2023 Transparency Report.

With your help, Marmoset invested in two community organizations this May:  The Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund, which protects and promotes the civil rights of Asian Americans, and Milkcrate Kitchen, a Portland local org offering free meals to families and individuals in need. Read on to learn more about these organizations and the work they do in our community.

In honor of AAPI Heritage Month, Marmoset invested $1,000 into The Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF), which protects and promotes the civil rights of Asian Americans. AALDEF combines litigation, advocacy, education, and organizing with Asian American communities across the country to secure human rights for all.

Marmoset’s investment in AALDEF will help them to address critical issues affecting Asian Americans, including immigrant rights, voting rights and democracy, economic justice for workers, educational equity, housing and environmental justice, and the elimination of anti-Asian violence, police misconduct, and human trafficking.

Milkcrate Kitchen (MCK) aims to provide relief and support to the greater Portland community by offering free meals to families and individuals in need. Through the combined efforts of trained chefs and community volunteers, MCK supplies regular weekly meals to diverse populations, prioritizing reducing hunger and ensuring food security.

Marmoset’s $4,000 investment in MCK will go toward commercial kitchen rental, and purchasing food and supplies. On top of our investment, 7 Marmoset volunteers helped to prep meals with MCK in May.

Marmoset volunteers in front of the MCK kitchen in Portland.

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