At Nina Designs our mission is to “Inspire Beauty and Creativity while Caring for People and our Planet”.

This mission informs everything we do, including our commitment to philanthropy. We strongly believe that businesses have a responsibility to contribute to the world in a positive way.  Every year we make donations to support organizations that help people achieve their potential and create a sustainable future. We also support nonprofits working to defend the environmental or to improve animal welfare.

Each year we choose one organization for a major donation. In 2021, we donated $2,000 to Voting Rights. In 2020, we donated $2,000 to the Alameda Food Bank. Below you will find a partial list of organizations we have donated to over the years:


Half The Sky Foundation operates infant nurture centers, preschools, foster care and individual educational projects inside government orphanages in China. They have 30 centers operating in 11 provinces. Their early enrichment and educational programs are critical for proper childhood development. The photo above is of preschoolers playing with art supplies in an orphanage supported by Nina Designs. Without these programs, babies and toddlers have little or no stimulation. They are often developmentally delayed, which leads them to be labeled as retarded and denied a normal education.

Yayasan Solemen is an Indonesian non-profit foundation that provides direct support and funding for the disadvantaged and "diffabled" in Bali. Since 2011 Yayasan Solemen has provided care for over 2000 people.

Heifer helps children and families around the world receive training and animal gifts that help them become self-reliant.

Nina Designs partnered with the Adehye Girls Club out of San Francisco to help raise funds for Tomorrow’s Stars. With the help of fundraising, Tomorrow’s Stars is able to provide education and mentoring to the sister Adehye Girls Club in Ghana.

Bali Kids helps look after sick and orphaned children in Bali. Every year they reach out to more than 7000 disadvantaged children.

This non-profit maternity clinic offers safe, natural child birthing and breast feeding support in Bali and for Tsunami victims in Aceh.

Free the Slaves is an international non-governmental organization and lobby group, established to campaign against the modern practice of slavery around the world.

The Safe Childhoods Foundation is a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) combating Crimes Against Children. Safe Childhoods has developed a range of projects designed to protect and support some of the most vulnerable, traumatised and at-risk children.

This non-profit foundation organizes cranio-facial surgery for children and adults from Bali and Lombok. They repair cleft palettes and other deformities.

LWB’s vision to provide the most loving and compassionate help possible to orphaned and impoverished children in China.


Slum School on Trash Mountain
The Slum School that Safe Childhoods has constructed provides a safe and clean environment, where children can learn and play. Safe Childhoods believes in the power of education and aims to break the vicious poverty ‘cycle’ at Trash Mountain. Providing education reduces the likeliness of these vulnerable and at-risk children entering the sex industry.

Sacred Childhood Foundation
An organization dedicated to uplifting children out of extreme poverty, abuse, and trafficking so they can lead healthy, happy lives, become educated, and break the cycle of poverty.

Yayasan Seng Hati (Happy Heart Foundation)
This non-profit foundation in Bali is operated by people with disabilities. It provides vocational training, communal living and arts programs.

Nina Designs and our generous customers also contributed to both the Bali bombing and Tsunami relief through the Idep Foundation.


Founded in 1977, The Alameda Food Bank is a non-profit organization that helps Alameda residents in need by providing nourishing food in a compassionate and respectful manner with the support of dedicated colunteers and local partners.

Up On Top supports families by providing children of low-income families in San Francisco tuition-free, enriching after school and summer programs, with low student-teacher ratios, including academic support, social skills, art, music, and nutrition.

Prevent Child Abuse Council Calaveras is committed to preventing all forms of chile abuse in Calaveras County through community partnerships, free trainings, education and family-centered events that value children, strengthen familites and engage communities.

Super Stars Literacy is an early literacy intervention program that provides in-school and after-school services to K-2nd grade students whose low literacy skills place them at high risk of later academic faulure.

The resilience of survivors is our daily inspiration to assist persons trafficked for the purpose of forced labor and slavery-like practices and to work toward ending all instances of such human rights violations.


No Kid Hungry works towards ending childhood hunger by ensuring that kids get the food they need.

The San Francisco School for the Arts provides students with a rigorous and inspiring program in both artistic and academic disciplines.


Since 1945, Girls Incorporated has focused on responding to the changing needs of girls in their communities.
Media literacy, economic literacy, adolescent health, violence prevention and sports participation are also some of the educational topics the organization focuses on.

WAGES builds worker-owned green businesses that create healthy, dignified jobs for low-income women. It launches cooperatives where women develop personal and professional skills, become leaders, and gain economic security.

RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) is the nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization. RAINN works to prevent sexual violence, help survivors, and ensure that perpetrators are brought to justice.

Our mission is to help children, youth, and their families address issues and problems via Prevention by reaching youth before their problems become crises, and via Intervention through the provision of support services to youth entangled in the juvenile justice system. BYA helps to build capacity within individuals to reach their innate potential.


Earthjustice is a nonprofit environmental law organization. Think of them as the lawyers for the enviroment.


Ocean Conservancy works to protect the ocean against today's greatest global challenges by creating science based solutions for a healthy ocean and the wildlife and communities that depend on it. 

For every order we process, Nina Designs donates one tree to be planted in impoverished communities internationally. This is one step we take to reduce our carbon footprint as a company.


California Community Foundation Wildfire Relief Fund supports recovery efforts towards major Califorina wildfires.

Seacology is an international environmental nonprofit organization that focuses on saving endangered species, habitats and cultures of islands throughout the world.

World Wildlife Fund works to conserve natural resources, make policies toward sustainability, and protect and restore animal habitats.

Since 1985, International Rivers had been at the heart of the global struggle to protect rivers and the rights of communities that depend on them.

Climate Ride is a fully-supported five-day charitable bike ride that supports bike advocacy and organizations working toward a sustainable future.

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