"If you think you're too small to make a difference, you haven't spent a night with a mosquito."
- African Proverb
Growing up with very little along with foster and adopted siblings sparked Greg's drive to altruistically give back. Greg coined the term ‘Altruistic Capitalism, a concept that empowers entrepreneurs to obtain wealth, allowing them to altruistically give back catapulting the entrepreneur ecosystem and providing much needed capital to causes beneficial to the planet and all who inhabit it around the world. According to Crunchbase data, the average startup exit is over 200 million dollars, imagine that capital being injected into the hands of fearlessly ambitious, creative and passionate young entrepreneurs looking to spark positive change. Using global tech innovation as a vehicle for change using wealth distribution to entrepreneurs, supplying them with the tools to create a flourishing startup ecosystem, increase local capital marketplace activity and improve the world. Through the lens of Altruistic Capitalism, we begin to view startup acquisitions as more than just business transactions... but as a creative way to ‘spread the wealth.’
Outside of the business world, Greg donates his time and money to multiple nonprofit organizations that reflect his values in wilderness conservation and humanitarianism, such as:
American Prairie Reserve
"American Prairie Reserve aims to restore a complete and fully functioning prairie ecosystem, the largest of its kind in North America. This is critical to securing long-term conservation of our grasslands. We also aim to restore the natural abundance of species in the region by we relying on sound science. Our approach is rigorous, collaborative and action-oriented."
Public Broadcasting service
"Every day, PBS and its more than 330 member stations fulfill our essential mission to the American public, providing trusted programming that is uniquely different from commercial broadcasting and treating audiences as citizens, not simply consumers. For 17 consecutive years, a national study has rated PBS as the most-trusted institution in America. "
NATional public radio
"NPR is an independent, nonprofit media organization that was founded on a mission to create a more informed public. Every day, NPR connects with millions of Americans on the air, online, and in person to explore the news, ideas, and what it means to be human. "
The Trust for Public Land
"The Trust for Public Land works to protect the places people care about and to create close-to-home parks—particularly in and near cities, where 80 percent of Americans live. Our goal is to ensure that every child has easy access to a safe place to play in nature. We also conserve working farms, ranches, and forests; lands of historical and cultural importance; rivers, streams, coasts, and watersheds; and other special places where people can experience nature close at hand."
Wildlife Conservation Society
"The challenges are greater than ever, but with the focus, dedication, and passion of a committed staff—combined with a unique mixture of field, zoo, and aquarium expertise—WCS will continue to set the bar for science, conservation action, and education that has driven our success in protecting wildlife and wild places for over a century. We hold ourselves to the highest standards, adhering to core values of respect, accountability and transparency, innovation, diversity and inclusion, collaboration, and integrity."
the winston school
"For more than 30 years, The Winston School has successfully educated bright, creative children whose learning differences have made succeeding in a traditional school extremely difficult. All of our students receive a quality education that prepares them for college or a meaningful transition suited to their needs."
"Our ocean unifies our world like nothing else. And saving it from ongoing threats is a cause that affects us all. We are on the front lines of ocean protection, investing in research, leadership and advocacy that advances science-based solutions that work. Give today and make a difference for the future of our ocean!"
Natural resources defense council
"We believe the world’s children should inherit a planet that will sustain them as it has sustained us. NRDC works to ensure the rights of all people to the air, the water and the wild, and to prevent special interests from undermining public interests."
union of concerned scientists
"Our mission: to use rigorous, independent science to solve our planet's most pressing problems. Joining with people across the country, we combine technical analysis and effective advocacy to create innovative, practical solutions for a healthy, safe, and sustainable future."
environmental defense fund
"We address today's most urgent environmental challenges by targeting issues that affect people around the world.
Working in partnership with others, we focus where we're best positioned to help, based on our strengths."
The Ocean Cleanup
"Every year, millions of tons of plastic enter the oceans, of which the majority spills out from rivers. A portion of this plastic travels to ocean garbage patches, getting caught in a vortex of circulating currents. If no action is taken, the plastic will increasingly impact our ecosystems, health, and economies."
the nature conservancy
"Founded at its grassroots in the United States in 1951, The Nature Conservancy has grown to become one of the most effective and wide-reaching environmental organizations in the world. Thanks to more than a million members and the dedicated efforts of our diverse staff and more than 400 scientists, we impact conservation in 79 countries and territories across six continents."
"The National Audubon Society protects birds and the places they need, today and tomorrow, throughout the Americas using science, advocacy, education, and on-the-ground conservation."
World Wildlife Fund
"WWF’s work has evolved from saving species and landscapes to addressing the larger global threats and forces that impact them. Recognizing that the problems facing our planet are increasingly more complex and urgent, we have refined the way in which we work around an ambitious new strategy. Our new strategy puts people at the center and organizes our work around six key areas: forests, marine, freshwater, wildlife, food and climate. By linking these six areas in an integrated approach, we can better leverage our unique assets and direct all our resources to protecting vulnerable places, species and communities worldwide"
"The ACLU’s mission remains realizing the promise of the Bill of Rights for all and expanding the reach of its guarantees. Beyond one person, party, or side — the ACLU dares to create a more perfect union"
1% for the planet
"Our business and individual members give directly to highly vetted environmental nonprofit organizations. We’re here to certify that giving, and ensure our members’ donations make the most impact possible."
Just in time: for foster youth
"We envision a future in which every youth leaving the foster care system has a community of caring adults waiting for them after 18. We believe consistent, long-term help from the heart is the foundation for the success of our youth so they can thrive and enjoy productive, satisfying lives."