Giving back via donations has been baked into the foundations of STELLA CHROMA since its inception, largely due to that amazing lady in the picture. She is our brilliant niece who wants to be a cardiothoracic surgeon. Her polish making, nurse practitioner aunt approves!
According to the US Census Bureau, women in US STEM careers had increased to 27% vs just 8% in 1970. But, there is a huge gender gap in STEM fields themselves, mostly in computers and engineering. What do we do about this? There are many, many ways to go about it, and STELLA CHROMA has decided to focus on early education opportunities to help expose young girls to different career options and encourage them to work toward fields that are generally perceived as off-limits to them.
We do this by donating a portion of profits from every sale to non-profit organizations that promote STEM careers to school age girls. We have used the same formula to calculate this amount since opening STELLA CHROMA. To date, donations are as follows:
September 2017 - $314.16 to IGNITE Worldwide
December 2017 - $219.18 to Girlstart
March 2018 - $395 to The Scientista Foundation
June 2018 - $402.83 to Black Girls Code
September 2018 - $306.42 to Girls Who Code
December 2018 - $221.37 to Girlstart
June 2019 - $3300.00 to IGNITE Worldwide
September 2019 - $610.00 to Girlstart
June 2020 - $2,536.54 to Black Girls Code
December 2020 - $1,920.00 to Girls Who Code
June 2021 - $2,108.00 to IGNITE Worldwide
December 2021 - $3046.90 to Girlstart
August 2022 - $2775.00 to National Girls Collaborative Project