With the help of the devoted members of our leadership team, Freedom had the pleasure of taking over Garfield Elementary, a Title 1 school dedicated to improving the academic achievement of the disadvantaged, in downtown Phoenix. Teaching kindergarten through 8th grade, our leaders were able to help make an impact on their financial future.
In partnering with Junior Achievement, Freedom is helping to empower the next generation to succeed. This program has proven that students are 2.5 times more likely to start a business, graduate at a rate higher than the current Arizona rate, and 88% of the participants in the program are more satisfied with their careers.
The Bay Area chapter of There With Care honored Freedom Financial Network (FFN) with its 2017 Inspiration Award. It marks the first time the nonprofit organization has presented the award to a business, according to Sara Alexander, Executive Director. There With Care supports families during the critical phase of a medical crisis, with a wide range of thoughtful and fundamental services to ease the burden of day-to-day obligations. The organization serves families referred by social workers at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital San Francisco.
Since There With Care's inception, Freedom Financial Network employees have staffed volunteer events and helped stock food for families in the organization's new warehouse. The company has served as a sponsor for the last three years, including as presenting sponsor in 2017.
Freedom Financial Network, has established the Freedom Foundation charitable fund with an initial contribution of $1,000,000. The Foundation provides grants to non-profit organizations to provide critical financial support. Freedom plans to make additional contributions to the Foundation over time.
Recent grants include disaster relief for Houston flood and Napa fire victims in addition to contributions to the Tipping Point, fighting poverty, and the local Boys & Girls Club, promoting education and development.
Bills.com awarded a $2,500 college scholarship to Bluthenthal for her essay response to the question, "How are you planning on paying for college?" Bluthenthal's essay was selected from more than 500 entries for its thoughtfulness, quality and grammatical accuracy. Bluthenthal has been recognized for her leadership, maturity and communication skills. She plans on attending, Columbia University in New York.
Bills.com sponsored the contest as part of the Freedom Financial Network mission to empower people to live healthier financial lives.
There’s more than one path to financial freedom. We support a wide variety of organizations who have the courage to face some difficult problems.
More than 13 million children in the United States live in "food insecure" homes. Freedom Financial employees band together to make donations and volunteer at local food banks in our San Mateo, CA and Tempe, AZ locations.