Recognizing the enormity of the challenges our society faces, Memory Trees is dedicated to making a lasting impact through our campaigns and programs. Our efforts are driven by our singular focus - No Poverty - but we spread a wide net by investing in a variety of progressive strategies. Learn more about our initiatives and how you can get involved.

Memory Trees is registered as a tax-exempt, public charity under IRS Code 501(c)3

Donor Advised Funds (DAFs)

A DAF is a charitable, donor advised investment account, administered by Memory Trees.

Donors can open a Memory Trees Donor Advised Fund (DAF) by making a contribution and receiving an immediate tax deduction. A contribution to a DAF is an irrevocable gift. The DAF is expertly managed by Memory Trees. Our Fund Manager will invest the funds in competitive investment vehicles. Donors do not control the DAF funds, but they are able to recommend grants to charitable organizations and causes they wish to support.

Memory Trees invites HNW Individuals, Family Offices and Donors to open DAFs that are free of political, religious or media interference, 100% focused on the causes they wish to support. 

ZeroHunger connects people to food, healthcare, hygiene and charitable services instantly, wherever users are located.

Program: STEM-based education. Hands-on learning overseen by a qualified mentor and/or educator: Students reasearch and gather to populate ZeroHunger. The curriculum provides an introduction to data research, data manipulation & interpretation, and data input. Once the data has been collected, analyzed, verified and approved it is uploaded into a hosting server.

ZeroHunger uses geo-tracking to identify a user's unique location and then connects users to the nearest location for assistance. ZeroHunger is free and 100% anonymous. It features a dynamic listing of charitable service agencies that is updated regularly, and available 24/7

This charitable program is sonsored in part by:

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Frank L Weyenberg Charitable Trust

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Ten Finger Guitars

Ten Finger Guitars is a guitar-building program that incorporates mentorship, woodworking, machining, and electrical engineering. Students create a one-of-a-kind musical instrument that the student gets to keep. Cost per attendee: $995

Program: Ten Finger Guitars is a STEM-based, job/skills training program.

 

We accept donations from Foundations, Family Offices and Private Donors for this program. Your donations pays for materials, and allows us to offer the program at no cost to attendees from underserved backgrounds.  

Junior Creators

Junior Creators converts a student’s imagination into visual content!

Program: STEM-based education:

  1. Requirement: laptop or mobile device with Internet connectivity;

  2. Cost: $400/student/course (4 sessions @ $100 each);

  3. Target audience: Middle School Students (age 11+); and

  4. Class Size: 6-10 students per workshop

We accept donations from Foundations, Family Offices and Private Donors for this program, allowing us to offer Junior Creators at no cost to attendees from underserved backgrounds. 

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TeleMedicine provides direct access to licensed medical practitioners from the comfort of your job site, home or office, 24/7 via the web, telephone or video chat.

For a nominal fee of less than $30/family/month (lower rates for singles), subscribers can:

  • Connect with a doctor, nutritionist, mental counsellor, or other licensed practitioners.

  • Have a prescription sent to their local drugstore for pickup or delivery.

  • Ask an advisor to review billings by other medical providers, for example, a hospital bill for services rendered that seem to be invoiced at an excessive amount, or rate, for the services delivered to the patient.

Annual donations of $360 (or monthly recurring donations of $30) allows Memory Trees to offer TeleMedicine at no cost to users from underserved backgrounds. 

Profit generated from sales fund general and accounting expenses. We create work that offers artisans a path out of poverty. We train our artisans to focus on quality, while making affordable, handmade, leather products. 

Visit our SHOP to view some of our products. Profit from sales also fund ZeroHunger and other technology solutions, that create better access to resources for health, for people in need.

A beautiful, handmade leather bag you purchase from us... provides 100+ meals to a young artisan, and his/her family!