DynCares is the charitable arm of Dyn, created with the purpose of giving back to the community by donations of money, services and volunteer hours.
There are three different ways Dyn gives back to both the local and global community: cash donations, technology/resource donations and volunteer efforts.
Dyn is committed to creating a positive change in the community through the betterment and advancement of education and technology.
Through our Dyn Cares initiative, we encourage our employees to invest in projects that they care about. In turn, Dyn financially supports the efforts that our employees support with time.
We fund efforts in the areas of STEM education/technology, workforce development and entrepreneurship.
We are committed to develop partnerships, build relationships and effectively leverage Dyn’s talent and resources to make a long-term, positive difference in the communities where our employees work and live.
Dyn contributes to a number of great organizations and we encourage you to as well.
In an effort to keep more of New Hampshire’s young talents to stay in-state, Dyn helps sponsor the Kocher Scholarship. Applicants must be an employee, or a dependent of an employee, of a Council member company, be enrolled full-time in a two-year/four-year program in a New Hampshire school and must do an internship at a member organization.
The goal of Stay Work Play NH is to expose more young people to the advantages of remaining in or returning to New Hampshire. The overall effort builds off the work of the University System of New Hampshire (USNH) and partnering organizations that established the 55% Initiative in 2007. This effort set a goal of encouraging at least 55% of the new graduates to stay compared to approximately 50% who currently stay.
We’ve been involved with FIRST Robotics for several years as a group of our staff monitors students as they build their robots and put their talent into action. This event encourages the bright minds of tomorrow to invest in engineering and scientific careers, paving the road for personal achievement and helping the industry move forward.
Alpha Loft is dedicated to accelerating the development of early-stage, scalable businesses, commercializing the intellectual capital developed at UNH and other leading educational institutions, and creating sustainable employment opportunities in the state of New Hampshire.
Alpha Loft supports and provides resources to entrepreneurs, improving their prospects for successfully launching and scaling innovation-based businesses. Alpha Loft’s success means a strong entrepreneurial culture in NH, creating companies and high quality jobs. In addition to high value programming, events, advice, and mentoring, Alpha Loft has locations in Durham, Portsmouth, and Manchester where entrepreneurs can start and build their companies.
STEAM Ahead NH, supported by Dyn and SilverTech and and over twenty other Manchester businesses, is an comprehensive educational initiative based in Manchester, NH that focuses on science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics. It is a partnership between the Manchester High School West, the Manchester School District, Manchester Community College, the University System of New Hampshire.
It is the first-ever school reform effort in the State of New Hampshire involving educators and administrators from all levels of public and private education and the business community.The goal of the project is to provide the opportunity for high school students to earn one full-year of college education while they are in high school at no cost. The Steam Ahead Academy at Manchester High School West offers, project-based, discovery learning in engineering, computer science and allied health. Over twenty local business and educational foundations have contributed in excess of $300,000 to support this initiative.
New Horizons is an adult homeless shelter, a soup kitchen, food pantry and operates Angie’s Shelter for Women. This past Thanksgiving, Dyn employees personally donated approximately $6,000 to purchase over 200 turkeys for the needy of our community.
Quarterly, our Dyn employees have a company-based blood drive to help meet the critical blood supply needs of the State of New Hampshire.
In August, 1981, WEVO began broadcasting in the Concord-Manchester area. Originally known as Granite State Public Radio, the reach and level of service of the station has grown over the past 30 years. In 1981, the station had 500 members; today it has nearly 18,000. In 1981, there was a single station; today, NHPR operates eight transmitters and four translators. Its signal can be heard in almost every corner of the state. Since 1991, NHPR has been broadcasting 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
The SEE Science Center is an interactive learning center established to promote the understanding, enjoyment and achievements of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
Increasing STEM Attainment with Pathways from School to Work New Hampshire is poised to transform its K-12 and higher educational systems. The state’s urgent need for skilled workers in science, technology, math, and engineering has mobilized business and education to align educational competencies with workforce needs, and increase attainment in the STEM fields.
Leaders have formed a new partnership to strengthen STEM pathways—to provide students with seamless coursework and advising from the classroom into the workforce for New Hampshire’s highest need STEM occupations. This pathways partnership will be supported by the Lumina Foundation, the NH Charitable Foundation, and employers from around the state, with in-kind contributions from public higher education. It will be employer-driven to ensure pathways address immediate workforce needs, but will be grounded in a close partnership with public higher education. The project will implement key recommendations from the NH Charitable Foundation’s recent report on New Hampshire’s STEM talent pipeline, and directly advance the Community College and University Systems’ goal of increasing STEM graduates by 50 percent by 2020.
Dyn Cares Brighton, UK.
Dyn UK particpates ina local boat race.This was a fantastic day out for the team and their families, most importantly it was a brilliantly fun way to raise money for Rockinghorse.
Rockinghorse is a local Sussex charity that has helped to improve the lives of sick children for over 45 years. They provide hospitals with facilities that the NHS cannot cover, respite centres in the Sussex area including those in Eastbourne, Brighton and Burgess Hill. They are also key in funding the replacement of old and out dated medical equipment.
Elf on the Twelfth is fun and is a great way to spread some Christmas cheer in the office. This was the 3rd year of fancy dressing in the name of good fun and for a good cause. This event is less strenuous and everyone gets to join in by either wearing something green or red or the most popular option, going full Elf. We have some great outfits and good sports in the office that's for sure!
As a technology leader, we’re proud to help out with projects and open source work that benefit many. We encourage our employees to contribute to this type of work and sponsor some efforts as well. Find some of our work on our GitHub page.
You can get involved by making a financial contribution to the DynCares initiative. Add a contribution to your cart when purchasing one of our ecommerce products or make an individual contribution. 100% of your contribution to DynCares will go towards one of the many organizations that we donate to annually.
We encourage you to check out some of these organizations and find ways you can donate time and services. Need ideas or connections? Just ask us!