Each year we give back in many ways donating both our time and
money. In 2004, we established the Dansko
Foundation. Comprised entirely of Dansko employees, the
Foundation board reviews all the grant applications from a wide
range of community based not-for-profit groups. To date, the
Foundation has awarded over $500,000 to over 75 groups, assisting
them in furthering their work in the community. In addition to
these larger grants, employee donations to not-for-profit
organizations are matched by the Foundation, dollar for dollar, up
to $100, doubling the support an employee can provide to their
In addition to donating money, Dansko also donates time –
and lots of it! Last year, our small (but mighty) team provided
more than 1,000 hours of volunteer time to help our community. Our
helping hands planted trees and painted playgrounds; cleaned up
highways and built houses; built oyster reefs and cooked for
families. Not only is every Dansko employee given 20 hours a year
of paid time off to volunteer, we also donate the equivalent of
that employee’s salary to the organizations they help out.
Double the bang!
All in all, we've given away millions of dollars and
countless hours to well over a hundred different organizations,
both local and national. Our one true goal is to leave the world a
better place than we found it and if that means building another
house... pass us the hammer and nails!