Frontier Growth Foundation
The Frontier Growth Foundation Expanding our mission
In early 2021, the Frontier Growth Foundation Board sat down to discuss how we could use our expertise in growth equity to make a greater difference in our core charity, Thompson Child and Family, a leading provider of clinical and prevention services for children and families across the Carolinas. The Frontier Growth Foundation pulled together a team from across the firm, assessed Thompsons current tech stack, considered what was and what wasn’t currently working, and determined what would have the greatest impact for the charity that would enable Thompson to better fulfill on its mission.
We were able to leverage our relationships and expertise in the software space to find the right partner to help Thompson to get more from the software they use. We then made the $25k grant to get the implementation underway.
“By leveraging Frontier Growth’s core expertise, we’ve helped Thompson provide behavioral health services to more people who need them—a very worthy accomplishment that could change many people’s lives,” said Andrew Lindner.
Once live, this new capability will enable the charity to expand the reach of its services, accelerate the speed of care, and improve efficiency. This process is in progress with a go-live date targeted at early 2023. Read more about the story here.
To encourage and support our employee’s charitable giving and engagement, as well as create pathways for volunteerism in the local Charlotte community. As a foundation we embrace the following values:
- Keep it local
- Make it meaningful
- Lean in with both time and capital
Our Core Charity
The Frontier Growth Foundation core charity is proposed and chosen by Frontier Growth employees. This strategy supports our vision of encouraging employee’s charitable engagement and creating pathways for volunteerism in our local Charlotte community.
Thompson Child & Family Focus
Thompson Child & Family Focus, previously A Child’s Place, works to erase the impact of homelessness on children and their education. With nearly 160 years of combined service and program excellence, this organization is making a significant difference in the lives of hundreds of homeless children and their families.
Employee Donation Matching Program
To support our employees and their personal philanthropic interests, Frontier Growth Foundation matches employee donations 2:1. In 2020, 95% of employees participated the total impact of the match program, including employee donations and Foundation matches, was $132,508.
Together we’ve impacted the following charities —
Thompson Child & Family Focus, ALS Association, Alzheimer’s Disease & Related Disorders Association, Inc., Arts+, Boys and Girls Clubs of Lowcountry, Inc., Charlotte Family Housing, Inc., Charlotte Heptathlon, Charlotte Soccer Academy, Children’s Home Society of North Carolina, Inc., Crisis Assistance Ministry, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation – Charlotte Office, EasterSeals, Family Impact Fund, Fashion and Compassion, Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, Greater Charlotte SPCA, Heal Charlotte, Heart Math Tutoring, Humane Society of Charlotte, InReach, InterVarsity, Isabella Santos Foundation, Keep North Carolina Beautiful, Inc., Let Me Run, Inc., Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc., Mental Health America of Central Carolinas, Inc., Metavivor Research and Support, Inc., National Multiple Sclerosis Society – Headquarters, National Multiple Sclerosis Society Greater Carolina Chapter, One Love Foundation in honor of Yeardley Love, Inc., Piedmont Animal Rescue, Queen City Robotics Alliance, Inc., Riley Children’s Foundation, Sandra and Leon Levine Jewish Community Center, Super Cooper’s Little Red Wagon Foundation, Swim Across America, Inc., Teach for America – Charlotte, YMCA of Greater Charlotte
The foundation’s matching program makes you feel proud about working for a company that not only walks the talk but also leans in and supports their employees in causes that are important to them.
Board of Directors
Employees volunteer to serve on the Frontier Growth Foundation board of directors for a 2-year term. During this time, they commit to participate in monthly meetings and planning sessions, as well as being an ambassador of the foundation both internally and externally. The board of directors includes Andrew Lindner, Steve Sellers, Paige Klump, Tim Bechtold, Tristan Goss, and Peter Berlin.