Jamf Blog
January 25, 2019 by Carly Wirkus

Doing our small part with the Jamf Nation Global Foundation

Founded in 2013, the Jamf Nation Global Foundation (JNGF) was created to enrich the communities where we live and work.

Did you know that Jamf created its own foundation? The Jamf Nation Global Foundation (JNGF) recently celebrated its fifth anniversary. Founded in 2013, the JNGF was created to enrich the communities where we live and work. The foundation focuses its contributions on organizations and causes that align with Jamf's core values: selflessness and relentless self-improvement.

In 2018, more than 500 Jamf employees partnered with the JNGF to donate funds and volunteer over 4,500 hours of time to organizations they are passionate about. Jamf employees supported everything from App Camp for Girls to the Best Friends Animal Society, Colon Cancer Coalition to Haiti’s Hope Village and Poland’s Fundacja dla niepełnosprawnych Avalon to National Public Radio and over 195 other non-profits around the world. Here are a few 2018 highlights:

Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride

On Sunday, September 30, 2018, over 120,000 distinguished gentlefolk in over 650 cities worldwide donned their best and rode their motorcycles to raise funds and awareness for men’s health, with focuses on prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and suicide prevention. The Minneapolis, Minnesota-based Jamf team raised $6,000 to support Movember’s fights.

Empty Bowls

An event Jamf loves to support is Feed My People Food Bank's fundraiser, Empty Bowls. In 2018, the Eau Claire, Wisconsin community came together to raise over $98,000 in support of families in the community who struggle to put food on the table. This annual benefit meal brings community members together for food and conversation, all while raising money for hunger-relief programs. The event features locally made soup, bread and dessert, with hundreds of hand-crafted bowls donated by local artists!

The Smith Family

This winter holiday season, our Sydney, Australia Jamfs helped The Smith Family to sort, wrap and pack 25,000 toys and books for children in need all over Australia. The Smith Family is the largest Australian children’s education charity, helping disadvantaged young Australians to succeed at school so they can create better futures for themselves.

Silesian Zoological Garden

Our Jamf team in Katowice, Poland volunteered at the Śląski Ogród Zoologiczny (Silesian Zoological Garden), which is home to more than 2,500 animals and is visited by 390,000-plus people annually. The Jamf Poland team helped by painting the fence surrounding the animals’ enclosures.

JNGF will continue to serve communities around the world and strive to leave a positive impact with every dollar and minute donated. To follow along with what Jamfs around the world are up to, check out the JNGF Facebook page.

JNGF does not accept unsolicited requests for funding.

Carly Wirkus
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