First Light Asset Management is committed to giving back to communities both near to us and around the world. Areas of focus for our giving include organizations that improve the health and well-being of children, the elderly, needy families and emerging nations. In addition to providing monetary support, the First Light team lends its time and talents to charitable organizations through on-the-ground volunteering and serving on various boards and committees.

Here is a sampling of organizations we are proud to have supported:

Through the effective reuse of donated items, improves lives by providing quality furniture and household goods to those transitioning out of homelessness and poverty.

Camp Odayin
Provides fun, safe and supportive camp experiences and community building opportunities for young people with heart disease and their families.

Children’s Minnesota
As one of the largest pediatric health systems in the United States, serves kids throughout the Upper Midwest at two free-standing hospitals, 12 primary and specialty-care clinics, and six rehabilitation sites.

Courage Kenny Foundation
Maximizes the quality of life for people of all ages and abilities by delivering comprehensive, person-centered rehabilitation throughout life.

Girls Who Invest
Dedicated to increasing the number of women in portfolio management and executive leadership in the asset management industry.

Huntington’s Disease Society of America (HDSA)
Improves the lives of those affected by Huntington’s disease through its network of chapters, affiliates, HDSA Centers of Excellence, social workers and support groups, which provide help, education and outreach to HD families and health care professionals across the United States.

National Alliance on Mental Illness
The nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Leads the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live.

Swim Across America
Raises money and awareness for cancer research, prevention and treatment by hosting open water and pool swim events across the United States.