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Upward! Foundation

At the Upward! Foundation, we believe in making a positive difference in the world through programs and resources that help individuals thrive.

Our commitment to giving back is deeply rooted in our mindset.

Founded in 2020, the Upward! Foundation was established as a charitable organization through the spirit of innovation and collaboration that permeates UnitedLex.

Philanthropic focus

Guided by our deep commitment to community, we invest in programs and resources that address immediate humanitarian needs, uphold equity and inclusion, enable shared prosperity through education, and ensure the sustainability of our environment and world.

Humanitarian Support

We support programs that promote the well-beingand upward economic mobility of individuals andcommunities impacted by health crises, natural disasters, and other catastrophes.

Equity & Inclusion

We believe in the power of diverse backgrounds and experiences as a driver of innovation and creativity. We support dismantling bias and inequity in the workplace and in educating future generations about technology.

Sustainability

Promoting preservation and protection of conservation efforts creates a world in which people and nature flourish. We partner with organizations with a shared belief in environmental stewardship globally.

Initiatives

In 2019, UnitedLex initiated programs to aid employees and their families most impacted by the global pandemic. This immediate support was the first of many initiatives that are now supported by the Foundation.

We remain committed to listening, learning, and building the kinds of relationships with partners who share our belief that the success of a business is directly related to its ability to make a positive impact on communities worldwide.

Cancer Research

The foundation provides financial support to The Dana Farber Cancer Institute, a leading comprehensive cancer treatment and research institution.

Racial Equity

Multi-year grants are provided to The Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice at Harvard Law School and the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund.

Digital Literacy

Employees participate in company-wide initiatives in support of Girls Who Code, a nonprofit organization committed to closing the gender gap in technology and computer science.

UN Sustainable Development Goals

The future depends on the sustainable work we do today. The initiatives we support through the Upward! Foundation align with three of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, the blueprint for achieving a better and more sustainable future for all.

Quality Education

Obtaining a quality education is the foundation to improving people’s lives and sustainable development.

Reduced Inequalities

To reduce inequalities, policies should be universal in principle, paying attention to the needs of disadvantaged and marginalized populations.

Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions

Access to justice for all, and building effective, accountable institutions at all levels.

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