Arbor Research believes in giving back. We developed our charitable giving program to establish a level of philanthropy at Arbor Research that reflects both the mission of the organization and the community interests of our staff.
There are four main components to our charitable giving program:
1. Individual Match Program
To reflect the demonstrated giving priorities of our staff, Arbor Research matches charitable contributions to eligible charities up to $250 annually.
2. Institutional Donations
Arbor Research contributes lump-sum donations to charities at a regional, national, and international level. In 2016, we sponsored local non-profit events and programs and donated to over 30 charities, including....
Brain & Behavior Research Foundation
Breast Cancer Research Foundation
Cass Community Social Services
Electrify Tech Camp
Girls on the Run
Humane Society of Huron Valley's Walk & Wag and Run
Michigan Theater's Science on Screen Series
Ronald McDonald House Charities
The Women's Center of Southeastern Michigan
3. Disaster Relief
Arbor Research makes at least one donation per year to address an acute need arising from a natural or intentional disaster. In 2016, we contributed to help in the aftermath of the Flint water crisis, Hurricane Matthew in Haiti, and the Tennessee wildfires, among other disasters.
4. Charitable Drives
Arbor Research organizes several donation drives each year to collect goods for eligible local charities. In 2016, members of our staff donated blood at our Red Cross blood drive and contributed goods to the UNIFIED Conover Food Pantry serving people living with HIV/AIDS.
Volunteering with Habitat for Humanity
In October 2016, Arbor Research staff members volunteered with Habitat for Humanity to work on two houses in Ypsilanti. Employees helped with demolition to prepare these houses for exciting new remodels!
UNIFIED Food Drive
In November 2016, Arbor Research employees donated food, personal care items, and cleaning supplies to the UNIFIED Conover Food Pantry, which serves people living with HIV/AIDS. We surpassed our previous donation record, collecting over 1000 pounds of goods and donating hundreds of dollars!
Arbor Research sponsors Science on Screen at the Michigan Theater.