A creative music agency with our roots in community, Marmoset is always on the go when it comes to partnering with impactful organizations — aligning our passion for music and the arts with everyone we meet.
If you’ve been following our latest journey with Give!Guide and our partnership with KairosPDX, you’ll know November has full of advocating for all good things (just as a reminder, we’re matching every donation up to 10k to help Kairos reach their 25k goal before January — learn how you can help them get there). The donating extravaganza is all part of Give!Guide’s mission in promoting the act of giving as both rewarding but more importantly, totally accessible; it doesn’t matter one’s age or financial status, the act of giving bypasses the quantifiable measurement of the actual donation. It all matters.
With these non-profits aligning with a new generation of givers, new opportunities to play an active role within the community arise ; there’s a cultivating of motivation, planting the seeds for future social care and attention. It’s truly a nurturing avenue reminding everyone of their responsibility to their “neighbor,” a reminder we’re all this together.
So on November 27th, Giving Tuesday, the global recognized day of giving, Marmoset is reinforcing the long-lasting value in what Kairos does every day: fostering an environment where marginalized groups can receive an outstanding education, to then go out and apply such principles to the outside world. Kairos is a non-profit normalizing the access to quality educational resources and diminishing inequity in the process; their impact doesn’t stop during school hours, it’s far reaching, offering up after school programs helping kids tap into their creative potential — “After Care” being one of the more recent programs that wrapped recently.
The program offered first graders to third graders an opportunity to create original beats and rhymes, producing and recording a collection of music. The result is a compilation of music overflowing with playful, uninhibited ingenuity. We think you should check it out for yourself.
On this Giving Tuesday, we know you’ll already by thinking of ways to give. We hope you’ll check out the Give!Guide page and donate to a cause that speaks to you and what you hold dear.
Thanksgiving might traditionally be an American holiday down to its historical core, but there’s something deeper than the feasting and festivities that Marmoset wants to recognize. You might be expecting this to be our cue to say how thankful we are for this and that — firstly, how dare you for jumping to conclusions, secondly, okay you’re right but there’s substantial profundity behind our thankfulness and humbling gratitude to be present in the ways we have this year.
In 2018 we’ve volunteered, partnered up, donated resources time and financial aid to organizations we admire and adore (and our community of artists have too); why do we do this? No matter what project we take on with our creative clients, no matter the collaboration, our main and core purpose remains to be centered around community.
So on this Thanksgiving Day we want to call out amazing people and amazing non-profits we’ve had the privilege of collaborating with; to acknowledge their unequivocally positive impact upon others. We are beyond thankful to be included in the process of making change happen, to be able to partner with and support their initiatives. To allow us to grow alongside them in constructing the future we’re proud to have believed, realized, and built together.
KariosPDX is an educational non-profit focused on delivering equitable education to underserved children, their families and their communities. They are closing Portland's persistent opportunity and achievement gaps in measurable, sustainable ways.
The Rock 'n' Roll Camp for Girls, a 501(c)3 nonprofit, builds girls' self-esteem through music creation and performance. Providing workshops and technical training, the organization creates leadership opportunities, and cultivates a supportive community of peers and mentors.
XRAY.FM is an independent, not-for-profit radio station which supports the Pacific Northwest's music and arts communities. It fulfills its educational mission through airing local public affairs programs featuring voices seldom heard on radio, and broadcasting a diverse array of music, with a focus on new, local, independent, and experimental recordings.
St. Andrew Nativity School is Oregon's only tuition free, private middle school for low income students. Nativity School draws students of all faiths from around the Portland area. Ninety two percent of Nativity School students go on to graduate from high school and 80 percent go on to attend college.
The Black Parent Initiative was established in 2006 to help families in achieving financial, educational and spiritual success. The organization was founded on a large body of educational research that states the importance of parental and family engagement and stability in attaining educational success.
KMF's Hawai'i Songwriting Festival is a celebration of the art and craft of songwriting, with an emphasis on collaboration, education, and music for film/TV. Songwriters of all levels from all walks of life come together to connect with each other and music professionals from Hawai'i, the mainland, and beyond.
Community of Hope exists to empower homeless single-parent families to cultivate hope, healing, and stability while living in a safe and supportive environment.
My Voice Music is a nonprofit organization based in Portland, Oregon that engages youth in music and performance in order to promote self-esteem, social skills and emotional expression. MVM Studios is a recording studio and performance space in SE Portland open to the public and offering music classes and recording sessions.