LinkedIn for Good’s vision is to connect our members, employees, and communities to opportunities that make a positive impact on the world. In alignment with two of LinkedIn’s cultural tenets, transformation and taking intelligent risks, our grants program empowers employees with resources to support and take action on causes they care most strongly about.

As Chair of the LinkedIn for Good for Employees Grants Program, I continue to be amazed by our employees’ efforts to act on inspiring ideas for social impact. Our Nonprofit Innovation Grants program, launched in 2013, awards $10,000 USD to employee-championed organizations looking to launch or scale new, unique programs. We’ve wrapped up a successful third round, hearing amazing stories from employees like Conor Doyle, who’s supporting a nonprofit that’s bringing critical agricultural information to rural farmers in Africa via mobile phones, and Saskia Muurmans, who championed an organization that will help identify the genes associated with ALS through genetic mapping.

These are groundbreaking innovations brought to our attention by passionate employees, and we are honored to help bring them to life. I’m thrilled to announce our 25 finalist organizations and their employee champions.