Artemis launched the 4.5% Promise initiative in 2015 as a commitment to giving back. With dedicated company time and resources, our goal is to positively change lives, communities, and organizations.

It has long been part of the Artemis mission to give back to the community; not only does it benefit the organizations receiving help, but it also promotes our individual and team growth through purpose-driven experiences. What we have learned through this program over the years has reaffirmed our belief in the power of, and benefits from, volunteering. This is a promise easily kept.

What does the 4.5% Promise look like?

We encourage our employees to volunteer 4.5% of their time monthly. We engage in pro bono projects on a regular basis, and we donate 4.5% of our profits.
And we talk about it because we want to inspire others to do the same. Kindness boosts empathy. It promotes inclusion in our society, it improves the physical and emotional health of everyone involved, and it creates a pay-it-forward type of ripple effect. What’s not to love about that?

Why is it so

Social instability, political uncertainty, and environmental variability surround each of us every day. What is stable, certain, and constant, however, is the need for strategic and intentional volunteerism. Nonprofits need us.
They are on the front lines of fighting tough, social problems with small staffs and shoestring budgets. So, we use our skills to help these organizations innovate on new ideas, implement new programs, dissect issues, and develop systems to help their clientele in the most cost-effective and efficient ways possible. And the results are outsized.

Here are some of the programs and organizations we have helped:

Project Ascendance
Seeking to build a body of research and create actionable plans for women and minorities to advance their careers
Horace Mann League
Improving recruiting and retainment for all members, diversifying the board, aiding organizations that promote the value of public education
Village Up
Helping create pipelines from underserved communities (BIPOC, LGBTQ+) to the San Diego innovation economy
Nashville International Center for Empowerment (NICE)
Ensuring refugees and immigrants are able to fulfill their potential
IDEA in the PNW
Working to create a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace
Stanford WELL for life
Researching applicable business strategies for sustainable scientific research funding
WHO - Covid Data Project
Improving public health. Making informed decisions with data
iUrban Teen
Paving pathways toward economic empowerment and sustainability for historically excluded students through STEM
Seattle Chamber of Commerce
Participation on moderated panels on diversity and inclusion
Junior Achievement
Helping to improve financial literacy in order to improve a community’s ability to support itself
Afro Puff Chronicles
Improving a platform for women of color to share their experiences through art and writing
WWU Council on Econ Education
Teaching students about economics
National Superintendents Roundtable
Reporting on industry research for K-12 education
Diversity & Inclusion in the PNW Meetup
Connecting, informing, and inspiring others on the importance of diversity and inclusion in business

Ask us about our 4.5% Promise

We’d love to talk about our generosity strategy and our focus for the year ahead, and encourage you to get started on your own philanthropic journey.

Contact us