Changing Lives: Atomic Data's Community Outreach

March 14, 2022 Joe Klenotich

At its core, Atomic Data is a people-focused company, striving to make a positive difference in the lives of individuals who need it most. In total, Atomic Data donates to and supports 30+ non-profit organizations. Atomic Data is a long-standing supporter of organizations like Alight, a non-profit committed to providing health care, clean water, shelter, protection, and economic opportunity to more than 3.5 million people in 17 countries each year; and Lifeworks, an organization whose mission is to foster a community where people with disabilities are more broadly valued, hired by employers, and supported every day.

One life-changing outcome of Atomic Data’s efforts was the building of the Nakivale Library in a refugee settlement of Uganda, enabling refugee children with the tools to read, learn, and continue dreaming. Quarterly grants to women making positive changes in their lives through Passion Collective, donations to Twin Cities Pride, and hiring employees from Summit Academy, a tuition-free training program, are also ways Atomic Data continues to reach outward.

At the end of the day, helping others is what matters most. Learn more about the many non-profit organizations Atomic Data supports below.


ACESACES (Athletes Committed to Educating Students) is an innovative out-of-school-time program that brings math and social-emotional learning to life for Twin Cities students. The mission of ACES is to help reduce the academic opportunity gap in the Twin Cities and improve the likelihood of success for underserved students.


Alight – An organization committed to providing humanitarian assistance to millions of beneficiaries for over 35 years. Alight helps people rebuild lives of dignity, health, and self-sufficiency.


American Indian Community Development Corporation (AICDC)AICDC provides culturally specific programs addressing housing and homelessness in American Indian communities in the Twin Cities metro.


Association of the United States Army (AUSA)AUSA supports soldiers, their families, and Army civilians, and provides a voice for the Army and honors those who have served.


The Basilica of Saint MaryThe Basilica of Saint Mary is a gathering place for everyone. It’s a center for the arts, and a place of refuge for the poor.  It’s a community committed to the growth and social well-being of the city.



Big Brothers Big SistersBig Brothers Big Sisters is a non-profit whose mission is to create life-changing relationships for children and help them reach their full potential.



Cathedral Heritage Foundation – This non-profit strives to preserve and maintain the historic St. Paul Cathedral. As an important part of the civic community, this organization hopes to preserve the cathedral for the appreciation of future generations.



Catholic Charities – The mission of Catholic Charities is to serve those most in need and to advocate for justice in the community. They do this by preventing poverty, meeting basic needs in times of crisis, and creating pathways out of poverty.

Dakota Child and Family Clinic – The Dakota Child and Family Clinic believes that every person has the right to high quality, patient centered care, regardless of his/her ability to pay. Formed and governed by patients and families, Dakota Child and Family Clinic is a Minnesota nonprofit corporation dedicated to the promotion of health in Dakota County, MN and the surrounding areas.

The FC Cincinnati FoundationThe FC Cincinnati Foundation aims to improve the lives of children in the Greater Cincinnati area through the game of soccer. The Foundation also serves as FC Cincinnati’s philanthropic arm, making donations and investments to Cincinnati-area organizations that have similar goals and ambitions for the area’s youth.

Folds of HonorFolds of Honor provides scholarships to spouses and children of America’s fallen and disabled service members.

Fraser – As Minnesota’s largest and most experienced provider of autism and early childhood mental health services, Fraser hopes to make a meaningful and lasting difference in the lives of children, teens, adults and families with special needs.

Fresh Energy – Fresh Energy’s mission is to shape and drive bold policy solutions to achieve equitable carbon-neutral economies. Fresh Energy is working toward a vision of a just, prosperous, and resilient future powered by a shared commitment to a carbon-neutral economy. 

Global MinnesotaGlobal Minnesota connects individuals, organizations, and communities to the world. Through a unique lineup of programs offered from the Twin Cities to Greater Minnesota, Global Minnesota takes relevant and timely information on international issues, foreign policy, and cultural topics, and provides the space and opportunity for Minnesotans to engage and discuss.

Graywolf PressGraywolf Press is a leading independent publisher committed to the discovery and energetic publication of twenty-first century American and international literature. Graywolf Press is committed to making their books, programming, publishing process, and workplace accessible to communities and individuals of all backgrounds and abilities.

Greater MSP – The mission of Greater MSP is to accelerate regional competitiveness and inclusive economic growth through job creation, capital investment and execution of strategic initiatives. 

Humor to Fight the TumorHumor to Fight the Tumor is one of the country’s premier fundraising events benefiting those living with brain tumors and those researching more effective treatments. To date, the event has raised over $5.4 million to aid in the fight against brain tumors.

Keystone Community ServicesKeystone Community Services helps strengthen the community by supporting food shelves and programs that improve the lives of youth, families, and seniors.

LifeworksLifeworks envisions a community where people with disabilities are more broadly valued, hired by employers, receiving support, and participating in ordinary activities.

MATTER – MATTER is a global nonprofit on a mission to help people launch projects that improve communities.

Minnesota 100 Club – The Minnesota 100 Club is a volunteer nonprofit organization whose sole purpose is to provide financial aide to surviving family members of First Responders who are killed or seriously injured in the line of duty.

Minnesota Business Coalition for Racial Equity (MBCRE)MBCRE is an organization focused on improving outcomes for the black community in Minnesota, making an equitable, inclusive, and prosperous state with and for black residents.

Minnesota Humanities Center – The Minnesota Humanities Center collaborates with individuals, organizations, and communities to bring transformational humanities programming into the lives of Minnesotans throughout the state. Using story as a catalyst, they produce, create, and support projects and programs that explore a range of subjects.

Minnesotans’ Military Appreciation Fund – The Minnesotans’ Military Appreciation Fund (MMAF) is a statewide fundraising initiative by the citizens of Minnesota, for Minnesota military personnel and their families. The mission of MMAF is to say “thanks” to Minnesota service members and their families who are making sacrifices in defense of our freedoms in combat zones around the world.

Minnesota Public RadioMinnesota Public Radio is one of the nation’s premier public radio stations producing programming for radio, digital and live audiences and operates a 46-station radio network serving nearly all of Minnesota and parts of surrounding states.

Mpls Downtown Council – The Mpls Downtown Council is a member-supported business organization focused on creating an extraordinary downtown for all who live, work, play and explore the city. They collaborate with public, private and non-profit organizations to create a vibrant atmosphere in the city’s core, advocate for initiatives that promote growth and stability, and forge a strong, inclusive 21st Century city.

Minnesota Sinfonia – The MN Sinfonia is a community-supported 501(c)3 nonprofit with a mission to serve the musical and educational needs of Minnesotans with a special emphasis on serving families with young children, inner-city youth, seniors, and those with limited financial means.

Minnesota Timberwolves Fastbreak Foundation –  The Fastbreak Foundation encompasses all the franchises’ efforts surrounding social and community impact inclusive of the organization’s employees, partners, and players.

Mount Olivet HomesMount Olivet Homes is committed to providing the highest quality of care to children and seniors in all aspects of their lives including physical, spiritual, emotional, and intellectual.

Nakivale Community Library Network – The Nakivale Community Library Network is a community-driven library and information resource center located in the Nakivale Refugee Settlement of Uganda, Africa.

Open Arms – The mission of Open Arms is to build a joyful and nourishing community that provides medically tailored meals and hope for people experiencing a significant health crisis or living with a life-threatening illness.

Passion CollectivePassion Collective is a community of women who are helping each other thrive in work and life. Passion Collective creates the space for professional women to take off their armor.

People Serving PeoplePeople Serving People is the largest and most comprehensive emergency shelter for families experiencing homelessness in Minnesota and a dedicated leader in homelessness prevention.

PrairieCare FundPrairieCare Fund is a non-profit organization with a mission to improve the health and well being of our communities. Their goal is to transform lives by fostering mental health and well-being among youth and families.

Project Success Project Success motivates and inspires young people to dream about the future, helps them take steps to get there and gives them the tools they need to achieve their goals.

Reading4ResearchReading4Research is a nonprofit dedicated to making a difference for pediatric cancer research.

Secondhand HoundsSecondhand Hounds is a nonprofit animal rescue in Minnesota. Their organization provides safe shelter, proper veterinary care and daily necessities for animals at risk, while working hard to find each a permanent, loving home! 

Start Reading NowStart Reading Now gets books into the hands of kids who need it the most. This non-profit addresses summer reading set-backs and inspires kids to read by choice. By hosting book fairs right before summer break, it helps kids create their own library of 30 books built over 3 years – at the end of 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade. 

Summit Academy OICSummit Academy OIC exists to assist individuals in developing their ability to earn and to become contributing citizens in their community. Summit Academy OIC will be recognized as a regional leader in the development of workforce development educational services, initiatives and policy innovation.

The Sanneh FoundationThe Sanneh Foundation serves the holistic youth development needs of the increasingly diverse Twin Cities metro area. Their mission is to empower youth by supporting and promoting educational attainment through in-school and after-school support, improve lives by providing programs that strengthen physical health and social and emotional development, and unite communities by advancing diversity, equity, and community well-being.

Twin Cities Pride – The mission of Twin Cities Pride is to empower every LGBTQ+ person to live as their true self. They envision a future where all LGBTQ+ people are valued and celebrated for who they are.

Walker Art Center – The Walker Art Center is one of the world’s leading contemporary art centers. The Walker Art Center believes that creative innovation is vital, and strives to showcase the fresh, innovative art of today and tomorrow.

Washburn Center for Children – The mission at Washburn Center for Children is to nurture every child and family’s well-being and full potential through transformative children’s mental health care.

Learn more about Atomic Data’s community action.