Social Responsibility


Applied Value gives Time, Talent and Treasure to further causes that are making a positive impact in the world

Our Involvement

As global citizens, Applied Value takes its responsibility to give back seriously. We provide board leadership, strategic consulting services and corporate donations to select mission-driven organizations that benefit individuals in various regions of the world. Applying experiences and best practices taken from the private sector strengthen our partners, allowing them to maximize their social impact.


Hand in Hand’s mission is to work for economic and social empowerment of the poorest and most marginalized people by supporting the development of businesses and jobs. Since 2003, the Hand in Hand network has helped start and sustain 1.3 million businesses and has generated 1.9 million jobs.

As a business founder and owner, I know first-hand how entrepreneurship transforms lives. This is what originally led me to support Hand in Hand as a donor, and what continues to drive the organization’s success...
— Bruce Grant, Applied Value CEO and Chairman of Hand in Hand
Children not attending school, poor health, carelessness about the environment – it all went back to poverty. I realized I had to attack the problem at the root... Our model, help to self-help, puts people’s destinies into their own hands - You train them, you coach them, but they decide themselves about the future...
— Percy Barnevik, Founder & Honorary Chairman of Hand in Hand International

World Vision is dedicated to working with children, families and communities, regardless of religion, race, ethnicity or gender, to overcome poverty and injustice. World Vision is both local and global, working at the grassroots in countries all around the world.


Cross Keys Retreat is a peer to peer 12-Step immersion experience. It is an all-male retreat. The Founders of Cross Keys Retreat believe that a small number of guests give each person the very best opportunity to recover from addiction and alcoholism.


Straight Ahead Ministries is a national non-profit that reduces recidivism among juvenile and young adult offenders through programs in correctional facilities and in the community.  Since 1987, SAM has served more than 25,000 youth in over 300 secure facilities across the nation.