Since Day 1, before we could really afford it, Catbird has always been a charitable company. (See below for The Catbird Mets!) We vote as a company on what organizations to support.
At least 1% of all sales, year round, are donated to non-profits aligned with our core beliefs of equality and helping others. (We choose to focus on the percentage of sales - as opposed to profits or proceeds - so there is full transparency.)
Here is a list of some of the organizations we have been giving to recently. This list - and the amounts - are always growing thanks to your support.
$997,490.25 and counting!
The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. is America’s premier legal organization fighting for racial justice. Through litigation, advocacy, and public education, LDF seeks structural changes to expand democracy, eliminate disparities, and achieve racial justice in a society that fulfills the promise of equality for all Americans.
Black Lives Matter Foundation, Inc is a global organization in the US, UK, and Canada, whose mission is to eradicate white supremacy and build local power to intervene in violence inflicted on Black communities by the state and vigilantes.
The Women’s Prison Association works with women at all stages of criminal justice involvement. The WPA promotes alternatives to incarceration and helps women avoid arrest or incarceration. WPA is a source of support to women and a resource to them as they plan for release, and after incarceration, women come to WPA for help to build the lives they want for themselves and their families.
The Marsha P. Johnson Institute protects and defends the human rights of Black transgender people, by organizing, advocating, creating an intentional community to heal, developing transformative leadership, and promoting collective power.
Citizen's Climate Lobby is a non-profit, non-partisan, grassroots advocacy organization focused on national policies to address climate change using a consistently respectful, non-partisan approach designed to create a broad, sustainable foundation for climate action across all geographic regions and political inclinations.
The American Civil Liberties Union was founded in 1920 and is our nation's guardian of liberty. The ACLU works in the courts, legislatures and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed to all people in this country by the Constitution and laws of the United States.
As a progressive and women-led company we openly support Planned Parenthood as they stand at the forefront of advocacy for reproductive rights and provide quality, compassionate healthcare to those most in need.
From Hurricane Sandy and the earthquakes in Nepal to more recently human rights violations at our border and the COVID-19 pandemic, we act fast to find efficient organizations on the ground as devastating events unfold.
$60,735.13 donated and counting
Since 2014, 20% of all sales from our Full Heart have gone to Girl Up - an inspiring organization working with the United Nations Foundation to unite girls to change the world. As a woman-based organization we are committed to supporting the education of girls throughout the world.
$56,798.65 donated and counting
The NWLC have been on the frontlines of virtually every advance for women for more than 40 years, benefiting women, their families, their communities, and the nation. We are proud to help an organization champion policies and laws that help women and girls achieve their potential throughout their lives.
An amazing organization that gives people the tools, education and resources to become entrepreneurs, so they can serve their own communities with improved health, decreased hunger, a safer environment and clean water. As a woman-entrepreneur led business, this speaks to our heart.
She's the First fights gender inequality through education. STF supports girls in low-income countries who will be the first in their families to graduate high school by providing need and merit based scholarships.
We are New Yorkers - either native or transplant - and we are passionate about our city. Food Bank For New York City helps feed more than 1.5 million people per year citywide. For every $1 donated 5 meals can be provided to New Yorkers in need. To date Catbird has provided 100,000 meals citywide.
The mission of Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is to provide impartial medical relief to the victims of war, disease, and natural or man-made disaster, without regard to race, religion, or political affiliation.
War Child works to protect children and their families in conflict zones. By focusing on the three main pillars of education, opportunity and justice, they work to create sustainable peace for generations to come.
LOCAL CHARITIES, SCHOOLS & ORGANIZATIONS - Since Day One, we have been committed to supporting our community and recognizing that other local communities need support. Our entire operation - manufacturing, retail, shipping, design - is in Brooklyn and we support local schools, teams, hospitals and other local organizations.