Cellfish believes that technology is most influential when it impacts society and helps improve it. Below is additional information on our various philanthropy efforts.
The Mobile Giving Foundation harnesses the immense power of wireless communications to empower non-profit organizations with a fundraising and donor interaction mechanism, empowering millions of Americans to receive and respond to appeals from worthy causes. Cellfish provides its technology platform to the MGF in order to process mobile-giving transactions. Cellfish mobilized its team to support mobile giving during the Haiti earthquake and helped raise $60m with more than 14,000 donations per second at peak time. Cellfish Founder and CEO, Fabrice Sergent, has held a seat on the Board of Directors of the MGF for years and in August 2012, he was appointed chair of the Advisory Board.
In 2012, the Bandsintown team sponsored a very special Americana event at CMJ in support of the non-profit Invisible Children. Invisible Children is dedicated to ending violence by the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) led by Joseph Kony in war-affected communities in East and Central Africa. In addition to staffing the event, Bandsintown continues to collaborate with Invisible Children today to mobilize the music community and raise awareness of this important human rights issue.
In late 2012, Cellfish sponsored the sCare (Suspense Community Allocating Relief and Empowerment) Foundation’s annual Halloween Benefit Event at the Conga Room in Los Angeles. The sCare Foundation is dedicated to eradicating teenage poverty and homelessness in the U.S., while fostering creative exploration and philanthropy in today’s youth.
Since 2009, Cellfish has sponsored the Orange Team’s “Apache” sailboat on behalf of OVMESA, at which Cellfish employees have volunteered to staff this exciting competition. During the event, attendees learn about autism – as well as those affected by it – through films and presentations from doctors, scientists and parents of autistic children.
For the past five years, Cellfish has been sponsoring staff to travel on an eco-friendly mission on behalf of “Planete Ugence,” which leverages their specific professional skills to help assist third-world communities. By allowing them to impact these underserved villages in such a personal manner, Cellfish enables its employees to see the far-reaching results of their efforts first-hand.