Giving Back

Caring is our compass.
Giving is our commitment.

Grey Search + Strategy gives 5% of our profits to organizations and causes dedicated to helping those in need. 

Who we are as a company—and as people—is strongly shaped by a commitment to helping those less fortunate than ourselves. Whether we are lending our time as board members, providing financial assistance to organizations, or using our platform to increase awareness, Grey’s pledge to giving back is as much a part of what we do as our client services.

Read on to learn about our partners and the causes we support…

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SIGNATURE ORGANIZATIONS + CAUSES

Chad Greenway's Lead the Way Foundation

Chad Greenway's Lead the Way Foundation

Chad Greenway’s Lead The Way Foundation mission is to enrich the lives of individuals and families in need. Established in 2008, their primary focus is to provide seriously ill and physically challenged children throughout the Twin Cities with daily support and life-changing experiences. In addition to financial support, Alissa sits on the Lead the Way Foundation board.

MN Chamber & Women in Business Series

MN Chamber & Women in Business Series

The Minnesota Chamber leads the statewide business community to advance pro-business, responsible public policy that creates jobs and grows the economy, and provides member services to address evolving business needs. Alissa sits on the Chamber board and is heavily involved in bringing amazing programs to life through the chamber's Women in Business series.

International Dyslexia Association

International Dyslexia Association

The International Dyslexia Association works to increase awareness and understanding of dyslexia; encourage early and accurate assessment and diagnosis; facilitate the use of evidence-based methodologies to teach reading; and bridge social, educational and cultural gaps to improve literacy acquisition for all learners. This is a very personal cause to Grey, as Alissa was diagnosed with Auditory Dyslexia at a young age. She is the former president of the Midwest branch and sits on the board.

TeamWomen/Empower Leadership Academy

TeamWomen/Empower Leadership Academy

TeamWomen is a professional women’s organization deeply committed to developing future generations of women in leadership. Each year, they inspire women to make meaningful connections and rise together through 40 leadership development events, mentoring, and youth empowerment. Grey is particularly passionate about supporting and sponsoring their Empower Leadership Academy that instills in young girls the four pillars of achievement: Leadership, Confidence, Resilience and Wellbeing.

Twin Cities Film Fest/HER Series

Twin Cities Film Fest/HER Series

TCFF's mission is to build, support and enhance our visual arts community through providing local film artists with education, training, networking, and distribution and employment opportunities; provide art enthusiasts and advocates with access to regional and national film talent forging a rich social dialogue through film; and provide the state with a vehicle through which film production and exhibition can sustain the local film industry. Grey proudly sponsors TCFF's HER Series, which works to bring more more attention to female directors and producers.

OTHER PARTNERS + CAUSES WE SUPPORT

AFRICAN COMMUNITY & CONSERVATION FOUNDATION

AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY

BITTY KITTY BRIGADE

COMMUNITY PATHWAYS

FAITH’S LODGE

HUNTINGTON’S DISEASE SOCIETY OF AMERICA

K9S FOR WARRIORS

LEUKEMIA & LYMPHOMA SOCIETY

ONEHOPE

THE REEL HOPE PROJECT

SOJOURNER

TOYS FOR TOTS

EMPLOYEE DONATIONS

We believe every employee should feel connected to Grey’s giving efforts. So each year, we make a donation to an organization close to their own hearts. Here are a few of their stories…
  • My Cause: K9s FOR WARRIORS

    I’m very thankful for everything the military does for our country. With the rising rates of suicide amongst veterans, we can always do more to support them as they transition back into civilian life. They help saves the lives of our veterans as well as rescue dogs in high-kill shelters or saves them from euthanasia. I love that this is helping save two lives and giving them a new lease on life.

    BRIAN BJORGUM
    BRIAN BJORGUM
  • My Cause: THE REEL HOPE PROJECT

    Every child deserves a family and to feel loved and accepted. So this non-profit creates a special video reel for children in MN awaiting adoption. They equip social workers with an invaluable tool to share their kids’ stories and empower families to meet Minnesota kids. They share these reels with faith communities and events every week, introducing as many people as possible to these children.

    NIKKI FRANCOIS
    NIKKI FRANCOIS
  • My Cause: AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY

    I chose the ACS to honor my Grandma who was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer in July 2021. My Mom served as her primary caretaker, so it was important to me to choose an organization that not only focuses on research, but also offers various programs for cancer patients and their caretakers and families.

    ALI FRANK
    ALI FRANK
  • My Cause: HUNTINGTON'S DISEASE SOCIETY OF AMERICA

    The HDSA provides support and resources to those impacted by Huntington’s Disease. The Minnesota chapter is a community made of social workers, support advocates, doctors, geneticists, etc. who understand the significant impact this disease can have on individuals and their loved ones. I was fortunate enough to be part of the HDSA Board when living in Michigan, and know first-hand the great work this organization does, and the positive impact they have on everyone impacted by Huntington’s Disease.

    NATE ALLEN
    NATE ALLEN
  • My Cause: COMMUNITY PATHWAYS

    Community Pathways assists individuals and families with basic needs, providing food, clothing, household items and assistance with shelter. Through this help, they build hope and support self-sufficiency and it feels good! I am privileged to see the impact we make for those who need assistance. In addition to the generous donation from Grey, I volunteer with Community Pathways and serve on their board.

    VICKIE SKALA
    VICKIE SKALA