Why We Give
A core mission of Waypoints Equity, LLC is to give back to the community. We are better together and along this journey we strive to make the community stronger. Waypoints pledges to give back 10% of all net profits to non-profit organizations that support veterans, underprivileged students and that address the national mental health crisis.
PROJECTS WE SUPPORT
Veterans Community Project
In January 2019 the Department of Veterans Affairs counted 37,085 Veterans experiencing homelessness. The good news is, in the last decade, the number has gone down. The bad news is the number is not Zero. We have an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of those who swore an oath, for us, and are now experiencing homelessness.
In 2020-2021, Waypoints Equity founder, Josi Heron, alongside her family, friends and colleagues sponsored a tiny home in the Veterans Community Project’s new location in Longmont Colorado. This venture raised $35,000 for one of 26 tiny homes to be constructed in the spring of 2021. The community to be built will support veterans in need of support and services while finding stability, community and transitioning from homelessness. During construction of the tiny home, the Waypoints team will form groups of volunteers to come out and build the home.
Greenhouse Scholars is an organization that is catalyzing change in low-income communities by cultivating leaders and role models from those communities. Scholars are provided with a strategic framework to elevate their impact, both individually and as a group, and inspire younger generations of students from low-income communities. Annually, Waypoint Equity members attend Greenhouse Scholar events and undertake fundraising activities to support the program and to increase the impact it has on the lives of promising young scholars.
Women in Military Service Memorial
The Women in Military Service Memorial Foundation is the leading memorial and education center honoring women’s contributions to the service of our nation.
As the only historical repository documenting all military women’s service, the foundation educates and inspires through innovative and interactive exhibitions, our world-class collections, and engaging programs and events for all generations. The Foundation honors the commitment, contributions and experiences of every woman who serves in, or with, the Armed Forces.
Waypoints Equity’s founder, Josi Heron is a 21 year active reservist in the Coast Guard and contributes annually to support the WIMSA foundation