Integrated Family Community Services 3370 South Irving Street, Englewood, CO 80110-1816 Ph: 303-789-0501

Five Ways Small Businesses Can Help Local Charities

Having a small business can be a great thing for your local community. You provide jobs to people in your local area, and at the same time strengthen your local economy. However, you still feel like you could be giving more.

In this article we’re going to highlight five ways you can help your local charities and give back to your local community.

1. Volunteer time with your employees

If you don’t have any extra cash that you can donate to a local charity, you can always donate your time. Most non-profits and charities always need extra volunteers and hands on deck. You could schedule a day where you and your employees will donate your time with the charity, or you could have a certain number of hours that employees allocate at a certain charity each month.

2. Offer donated services

Another way to help is through donating your services. That way you’ll be able to contribute with a skill set and area of expertise you’ve worked hard to acquire. If you’re a small law firm, you could donate your legal expertise with a charity that helps those with lower income sort through their legal battles. Whatever your area of expertise you can surely find a similar charity.

3. Partner with a charity with a similar mission

Along that same line you can partner with a certain charity that has the same core message or beliefs that you do. That way in supporting them you’re also furthering the message you’re trying to bring into the world. You could even go as far as giving a certain percentage of your profits to the charity of your choice.

4. Set up a charitable event

In setting up an event you can contribute large sums of money in a very short period of time. You could organize a dinner for all of your employees in which the total cost of any food being bought during the night will be donated to a local charity. You can get very creative with this, as a small business I’m sure you’re very creative already.

5. Give small donations throughout the year

Most people think you need to make large donations to a charity in need, however it’s just as effective to donate smaller amounts throughout the entire year. You could have an event where every Friday your employees bring in canned food which will be donated to charity. That way you’re making steady contributions throughout the year and are strengthening your relationship with them.

I hope you have found this article valuable and now have a better understanding at how you can use your local business as a transformative tool for good. All of the five suggestions above will go a long way towards giving back in your local city.


Have any of you used your small business resources to help a local charity or non-profit? Let me know in the comments section below. I would love to hear all about your donations and help.

Zane Schwarzlose is an SEO at Fahrenheit Marketing, an Austin based SEO agency. Zane thinks it’s cool that his company does so much charity work.

Tim Esterdahl

Tim Esterdahl is the editor of IFCS blog. He is a married father of three and enjoys golf in his spare time.
Tim Esterdahl

Find Us on Social Media

Perfect #JobOpportunity for entry-level candidates to gain experience providing social service case management to low-income families. | ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

5 days ago

Integrated Family Community Services

Thank you to Summit Family Dentistry for your kind support of the Ready Set School! Enrichment Program. We appreciate your year-round support. We will promise not to chew on our pencils and to keep that pen cap out of your mouths Summit Family DentistryHelp us give back! We are collecting school supplies for Integrated Family Community Services! Please help by donating new school supplies for children K-8th grade.
The deadline is June 28th.
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

We're here at the Mile High Hook & Ladder Club Muster spreading the word and raffling off tickets to our Boo-athon Bowling Event! Come see us! ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

IFCS On Twitter

We are grateful for the privilege to provide families with a true shopping experience at our Market. We thank our community supporters, churches, civic groups and The Emergency Food Assistance Program for helping us make this a reality.
#dogood #charity #colorado #food

Thank you Columbine United Church for collecting food from FIVE @KingSoopersNews locations! Our families in need really appreciate your support! #dogood #charity #colorado #littleton

Thank you Dry Creek Sertoma for donating children and adult clothing! These donations are essential to filling our clothing bank to help those in need. #dogood #charity #clothing #colorado

Load More...

Key Sponsors

Our Affliations




Sign Up for our eNewsletter

Email Newsletter icon, E-mail Newsletter icon, Email List icon, E-mail List icon Sign up for our Email Newsletter
For Email Marketing you can trust

USDA Non-Discrimination Policy

IFCS follows the USDA non-discrimination policy. Learn more by clicking here to read the statement. (PDF)