Record of Donations

For details on our logic and approach behind donations, see our Philanthropy Policy.

List of donations Mediocre has made to date:
  • $250.00 SisterSong - Reproductive Justice Collective run by women of color, aiming to improve institutional policies and systems that impact the reproductive lives of marginalized communities.
  • $250.00 Afiya Center - Reproductive Justice organization in North Texas founded and directed by Black womxn. 
  • $250.00 Natalie's Sisters - A drop-in center for sexually exploited women in Lexington, offering food and personal items, meal drop-off, jail visitation, hospital visits, mentoring, and community resource referrals.
  • $375.00 Locally Haiti - A Haitian leadership advocacy organization in education, agriculture, girls' empowerment, and community health. They are currently directing all funds towards the August 14th earthquake response (see exactly where the funds are going here).
  • $375.00 Centre Hospitalier de Fontaine Foundation - A Haitian hospital acting in emergency response to the August 14th earthquake. Here is a comprehensive list of their needed materials/where the funds are going.
  • $250.00 Design It Forward KY - An annual one-day student design competition where students receive a design brief the morning of the competition, and work in teams to create a logo and/or design project that serves a regional nonprofit client.
  • $1,000.00 Box to Box Tumaini Academy - The BTBTA volunteer family accomplishes our mission of personal growth and positive experiences through selected after school programs in an inclusive, safe, and welcoming atmosphere. This is an initiative led by our friend Phillip Manga, whom we met through Common Good. 
  • $1,000.00 Page One - AdClub Lexington's public service initiative aimed at encouraging diversity, equity, and inclusion in the advertising and design industries, inspiring the next generation of creative professionals, and providing a network of resources to aid in their success.
  • $50.00 Kentuckians for the Commonwealth - A statewide organization working towards a fair economy, a healthy environment, new safe energy, and an honest democracy. This is our annual contribution amount.
  • $1,000.00 Common Good's Summer Program 2021. (Full info here). Common Good focuses on developing leaders through education, recreation, and accountability in the largely-BIPOC North Lexington community.
  • $1,000.00 Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bluegrass: Scavenger Hunt for Kids' Sake Event. BBBS makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers and children, ages 6 through 13, in communities across Central Kentucky and helps develop positive relationships.
  • $500.00 Believing in Forever's #CommunityOnTheCorners campaign, a family support initiative led by Lexington local Devine Carama. Check out this Instagram post to learn more the resources provided to families in need.
  • $200.00 Black Soil KY's Our Better Nature Campaign: Reconnecting Black Kentuckians to their heritage and legacy in agriculture. They represent over 60 Kentucky based Black farmers, culinary artists, value added product makers, artists/makers.
  • $200.00 Immigrant Alliance for Justice and Equality - Created after the 2019 ICE raids in Mississippi, this organization's mission is sustainable change through education, grassroots organizing, consciousness-raising and civic participation, and building a social-economic movement that is immigrant-led in the state of MS.
  • $200.00 Shower Power - Bringing hospitality to the streets by delivering mobile hygiene services to people experiencing homelessness in Jackson, MS.
  • $200.00 The Stay Project - Youth in Appalachia working to make the communities they're from more diverse and inclusive, encouraging people to stay instead of leaving when they get old enough.
  • $200.00 Kentucky Natural Lands Trust - KNLT is working to protect, connect and restore wildlands. Efforts are aimed at protecting biodiversity and climate resilient landscapes in ways that benefit local, regional and global communities.
  • $250.00 28 Days of Black History | Anti-Racism Daily. A guided virtual exhibition of 28 works that celebrate Black legacy in the U.S.
  • $100.00 I Am My Ancestors' Wildest Dreams & They Are Mine (GoFundMe). Brianna Meeks is raising funds to buy back her grandparents' ancestral home, they were sharecroppers in Tennessee.
  • $125.00 Survived and Punished: A grassroots prison abolition organization, dedicated to freeing criminalized survivors of gender violence held in prisons. 
  • $125.00 Black Women’s Blueprint: Transnational Black feminist organization for progressive research, documentation, policy advocacy and organizing steeped in the struggles of Black women within their diverse communities and within dominant culture.
  • $125.00 SisterSong: Atlanta-based women of color Reproductive Justice collective.
  • $125.00 Revision Path: Platform dedicated to showcasing Black designers and creatives all over the world. They've provided a ton of equity resources for us.
  • $125.00 North American Traditional Indigenous Food Systems (NATIFS): Dedicated to addressing the economic and health crises affecting Native communities by re-establishing Native foodways. (From Ash)
  • $125.00 Native Food Alliance (NAFSA): Advocating for and supporting all levels of food security and food sovereignty in local, tribal, regional, national and international arenas. (From Ash)
  • $125.00 InterACT Advocates: Uses innovative legal and other strategies to advocate for the human rights of children born with intersex traits. (From Bronson)
  • $125.00 Movember (Rob Ruddick, fundraiser): Fundraising for men's health programs in prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and suicide prevention.
  • $100.00 American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
  • $300.00 National Lawyer's Guild
  • $250.00 Equal Justice Initiative
  • $50.00 NAACP
  • $50.00 NAACP Legal Defense Fund
  • $200.00 Southern Poverty Law Center
  • $250.00 Lexington Police Accountability Foundation
  • $225.00 Impact Slates Ad Fund (Sends money to elections across the country that will best result in actions that combat gerrymandering)
  • $20.20 donations to North Carolina Democrats and Pennsylvania Democrats (swing states in the 2020 presidential election, and the hope is to help them vote blue).
  • $100.00 FACK (First Aid Collective Knoxville) (Provides autonomous first-aid/wound care/mutual aid, in Knoxville)
  • $100.00 Sleeves4Needs (Delivers basic goods and services to under served/under resourced communities, in Knoxville)
  • $100.00 Mountain Access Brigade (Reproductive rights group advocating for access to secure, non-judgmental abortion support & information in Appalachia)
  • $100.00 Knoxville Black Mamas Bailout (Advocacy group demanding action about the risk that COVID-19 poses to incarcerated people, in Knoxville)
  • $50.00 Don't Shoot PDX (Black-led group advocating for accountability and social change in Portland)
  • $50.00 Defense Fund PDX (Works to release BIPOC and queer people from jail, along with supporting those without homes)
  • $100.00 The Privilege Institute (Offers opportunities for advocates of peace, equity and justice to enhance their work/research by providing workshops, engaging speakers, and educational opportunities on issues of privilege, power and leadership. TPI is involved in the 21-Day Equity Challenge)
  • $250.00 The Nest (Center for women, children & families. We met with them in the hopes of making care packages for them right before the quarantine, so we're donating this way for now. When we met, they specifically mentioned increases in homelessness and family needs related to COVID-19)
  • $500.00 Common Good (Walk for Common Good corporate sponsorship)
  • $150.00 Joshua Reliford Memorial Foundation (Scholarship fund in the name of the brother of a business contact from our Referrals Group)
  • $100.00 Design it Forward KY (Student design challenge to benefit non-profits; we were contacted by EKU students)
  • $50.00 Kentuckians for the Commonwealth (Voting Action Initiative)
  • $200.00 Knox & Landry Young College Fund (For passing of WTD employee)
  • $250.00 NoLi CDC (Night Market Sponsorship)
  • We've also been working pro-bono for projects for Businesses for America (voting initiative) and Matchstick Goods (the youth-led business incubated at Common Good). If you tracked the time on these, we'd be at something like $7,500 to date.
If you'd like details on any of these organizations, further logic behind donating to them, or share organizations you'd like to have on the company's radar, please message Shawn or send something anonymously.