Las Vegas Sands’ Sands Cares Accelerator Program recently announced the addition of Innevation Member Green Our Planet as the newest member of their three-year nonprofit mentorship program designed to help fast-track rising star organizations on the tipping point of making a leap in community impact.
Sands, through The Accelerator Program, creates long-term relationships with nonprofits via extended funding, structured guidance and customized support rarely found with typical corporate-nonprofit engagements.
Green Our Planet (GoP) helps schools establish comprehensive outdoor school garden and hydroponics STEM programs throughout the United States and is a predominant member of Rob Roy’s Innevation Center in Las Vegas. GoP begins its three-year journey in the Sands Cares Accelerator with a goal of strengthening its marketing and awareness capabilities to further expand partnerships and drive more engagement with the organization.
“I’m honored that Green Our Planet was selected to be part of the Sands Cares Accelerator program, and I’m excited to have Sands support and mentor us during the next three years as we grow our impact in the Las Vegas community and beyond,” said Ciara Byrne, GoP co-founder and co-CEO. “This combination of funding, training and mentorship, uncommon from a corporation to a nonprofit, is really going to help us promote the use of school gardens and hydroponics to improve STEM [science, technology, engineering and math] and conservation education among students in the United States,” shared fellow co-founder and co-CEO Kim MacQuarrie.
Inspired by the entrepreneurial and philanthropic spirit of Sands founder Sheldon G. Adelson, the Sands Cares Accelerator bring his legacy to life with a deeper corporate investment to advance the capabilities of nonprofit organizations so they can better address the needs of our community. Over the three-years of its membership in the program, nonprofits focus on building their capacity or a strategic program to better serve the community.
This article was adapted from a story on Yahoo Finance.