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The Upside Foundation Board of Directors Appoints Former Venture for Canada Leader, Juanita-Lee Garcia, Executive Director

The Upside Foundation

Juanita will lead the foundation to new heights through strategic partnerships, increased pledges, and an enhanced strategic vision for the next five years.

The Upside Foundation Appoints Juanita Lee-Garcia as New Executive Director


Juanita Lee-Garcia has been named executive director of The Upside Foundation of Canada and tasked with guiding the charitable organization through its next stage of growth.

Upside Foundation Reaches 300 Members as WattPad's Massive Exit Marks Strong Start for 2021


Eight years after its founding, The Upside Foundation has reported significant milestones reached over the last year, including 300 members and more than $1 million donated to philanthropic efforts.

Charitable Donations of Equity: a Simple, Cash-Free Way for Startups to Give Back


Recent events have highlighted the opportunity – and need – for businesses of all shapes and sizes to support the communities they operate in. Many start-up founders may appreciate the importance of giving back, but it can be difficult to do so in a simple, cash-free way. This was the impetus for the formation of The Upside Foundation, an organization that enables Canadian start-ups to donate equity to a charity or charities of the founders’ choice.

Why is it important to build social responsibility into your business?

CBRE Forward

CBRE Forward features the Upside Foundation in a video filmed at a Member company team volunteering event

How to embed giving back in your business model

NEXT Podcast

A chat with Upside's Executive Director, Jennifer Couldrey, and Hubba Founder, Ben Zifkin

What's next in tech and philanthropy?

Future of Good

An interview with Upside Executive Director to understand what's driving philanthropy in Canadian tech, and how they give

#GivingTuesday Report: Canadians value corporate giving


70% of Canadians more likely to purchase from companies that give back, in a report by The Upside Foundation and Interac

How Tech Companies Give Back


An overview of philanthropy in the tech ecosystem, featuring a number of Upside Members

Ask an Investor: how can I give back with my startup?


The Upside Foundation's Executive Director addresses questions around startup social responsibility

Upside CEOs Share Why They Give Back


CEOs such as Mike Katchen of Wealthsimple, Allen Lau of Wattpad, and Ben Zifkin of Hubba share why they give back with Upside

Startups aid charities by committing now, paying later

Globe and Mail

Profiling Wattpad CEO Allen Lau's decision to pledge with Upside, as well as overviewing two Upside liquidity events

Upside Foundation gives startups the opportunity to give back

Financial Post

An overview of the Upside founding and launch story, featuring Upside founders and first Member, Ben Zifkin of Hubba


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