Why did the nonprofits that often needed a great website and or great marketing – always get the short end of the stick due to budget limitations?
Chris realized this was because complex high quality interactive websites can often cost hundreds of thousands of dollars to build; and it would be unethical for these nonprofits to spend that type of money on marketing and website rebuilds when it met capital was being redirected from saving and improving lives to writing computer code.
Chris decided to provide FREE: Web hosting, web design, marketing, PR and grants to nonprofit organizations that needed it.
Chris then began to approach colleagues through EO to help him spread the word that his newly formed foundation was ready to help! Three years later The Kerstner Foundation continues to push the boundary of what a “free website” is perceived as.
Starting in mid 2007 The Kerstner Foundation started to also give cash donations on top of its already donated time and expertise. We now give hundreds of thousands of dollars to charities across the globe every year.
To date we have donated close to $3.7 Million U.S. Dollars in time and cash, have built/hosted over 2,000+ websites at no charge and helped many less fortunate individuals across the world. Why? Why Not!
Download the Kerstner Foundation Graphic Identity.