Giving Back though the DLP Positive Returns Foundation
DLP is committed to making a difference in the world. In 2019, CEO Don Wenner founded the DLP Positive Returns Foundation, which focuses on positively impacting two issues: affordable housing and job creation. The foundation gives back in two ways – in providing knowledge and capital to fight against these two epidemics. The Positive Returns Foundation makes it possible to offer affordable housing to families and focuses on entrepreneurship as a method of job creation. In Don’s words, “We want to make an impactful difference in the lives of others.”
The foundation is focused on raising $1 million by 2021. DLP has been working to repair homes and restore hope for low-income homeowners, and has provided more than 100 homeowners with interest-free loans to help them repair their homes and cover housing and/or living expenses.
OUR 1 + ¼ + ¼ PLEDGE
At DLP, we are committed to making a positive difference in the lives of others. To make this impact, we pledge to give:
- 1% of our time: Our team members contribute 1% of their paid time toward philanthropy
- ¼% of our capital raised will be donated to the DLP Positive Returns Foundation
- ¼% of our net revenue will be donated to the DLP Positive Returns Foundation
MAKING AN IMPACT IN OUR COMMUNITIES & AROUND THE WORLD
DLP regularly gives back in a variety of initiatives and charities, including food drives, blood drives, and the annual Toys for Tots drives. In a campaign for DLP Capital Partners, for every $1 million of capital raised, DLP donated to help feed families in need through Feeding America. When the campaign ended, 73,000 meals were donated to those in need. CEO Don Wenner has helped implement DLP’s operating system, the DLP Elite Execution System (EES) into a number of nonprofits to help them grow, execute, and run their organization like a business.
All of this allows us to live up to our Core Value of Stewardship, which we define as, “We are maximizing the resources entrusted to us in order to deliver positive returns.”