Working with Not-For-Profits

Over 75% of our customers work with the public and not-for-profit sectors. Working with champions of change and support in social causes makes us excited to give back. Which is why we’ve come up with the Amplify Good program.

Not only does the Amplify Good program allow us to actively support our clients in the promotion and upkeep of their charitable digital initiatives, but we encourage our own team to get involved in giving back to local communities.

Volunteering Initiatives

To champion important social causes, we support our employees in our Amplifying Good volunteerism program. The program has been designed to offer our staff 2 days a year where they can dedicate their days to supporting charities or not-for-profits of their choice.

Kara, David, Callum, Grant, Dean, Denise, Brian, and Derek stand together at the Enabling Garden. Everyone is smiling at the camera and Dean sticks his tongue out as he waves. Grant and Derek both wear gardening gloves.

David is a volunteer on the Board of Directors for Guelph’s own Enabling Garden. He coordinated a small group of Sandboxers to help remove some beaver damage that happened over the winter.
(From left to right: Kara, David, Callum, Grant, Dean, Denise, Brian, and Derek)

The Sandbox Software Solutions Scholarship

Devin presents the Sandbox Software Scholarship to a female student. They both smile at the camera as Devin shakes her hand.

This $1,000 scholarship is offered through Devin and Mark’s alma mater, the University of Guelph. We are proud to support women in the computing degree program with this award. (Application is not required.)


  • A full time student
  • Enrolled in the Bachelor of Computing degree program
  • Completed at least 10 credits
  • Maintain a minimum cumulative grade average of 70%

Past Amplify Good Efforts

In June of 2023, Sandbox staff raised over $1,250 for the Guelph Humane Society and local animals in need. 3 dogs, Bowie, Rexy, and Leia sit with their Sandbox staff owners in the parking lot of Guelph Humane Society and wait for the walk-a-thon to start

The Happy Trails walk-a-thon (external link) offered a 1km or 5km route option and featured vendors, contests, and food. Solo and team walks were available and, of course, we brought our furry friends along for the event.

Altogether, the Guelph Humane Society raised over $30,000 for their wonderful cause and we were so happy to be a part of that!

Over the winter, damage inflicted by beavers had obstructed some of the Guelph Enabling Garden at Riverside park. in May of 2023, members of our team volunteered to help remove some of the debris.

The Enabling Garden (external link) is an accessible, multi-use garden designed to be inclusive for everyone who wishes to visit and enjoy.

Each year, Sandbox attends the annual CPES (College of Physical and Engineering Science) Career Night (external link). This evening offers UofG students the chance to network and learn about their prospective job markets and career pathways.

Each Christmas, Sandbox enjoys partnering with The Children’s Foundation of Guelph and Wellington to participate in their Adopt-A-Family program (external link).

This program connects families who need support, during the holiday season, with donors who offer gifts and necessities. Families of the program are referred by social-community agencies in the Guelph and Wellington County area.

As alumni of the Business Centre Guelph-Wellington (external link), Sandbox leadership is proud to have volunteered for speaking engagements, pitch competition evaluations, mentorship and board involvement on various occasions.

The BCGW provides support and strategies to local entrepreneurs. They offer business advisory services and development programs.

Supporting the growth of education and skills in information technology, Sandbox is a regular participant in ICT Certification days for high school students belonging to Guelph’s Career Education Council.

The Career Education Council (external link) is a charitable organization that helps to provide meaningful pathways to various careers for local youth. The CEC work closely with business owners, community partners, and educators to offer as much opportunity as possible.

Sandbox is a proud contributor World Vision including long-term child sponsorships.

Sponsoring a child through World Vision (external link) provides access to necessities like clean water, education, food, and education.