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Social Impact

Big Heart. Big Impact. Dropboxers Give Back to their Communities.

Published on May 05, 2023
For 5 years, Dropbox has created dedicated space and time to ensure employees have the opportunity to give back to their communities, and foster relationships within Dropbox through our global days of service, Impact Days. These designated days of service span across Dropbox neighborhoods around the world with one goal in mind; do good. Behind this collaborative initiative are Dropbox employees from Dropbox for Good, PlanetDBX, our employee resource groups (ERGs), and the Dropbox Foundation.
zoom call on Impact Day
We equip our employees to do good with a variety of benefits annually. These “doing good” benefits include volunteer time off, gift matching, and nonprofit product donation. We hope this empowers them to pursue their own philanthropic journeys and that Impact Days can support them in using these benefits to the fullest. 

So what does Impact Day encompass?  Impact Day includes various giving, learning, and volunteering opportunities. Our April Impact Day honored all of our employee resource groups who have celebratory months in the first half of 2022: BlackDropboxers, Women@, Asians@, and Pridebox. It’s a reminder that history is made everyday, and that everyday is a day to celebrate all of the wonderful communities and heritages that help make Dropbox such a wonderful place to work. Together we:

  • Celebrated Black History Month with New York’s Urban Yoga Foundation
  • Supported Women’s History and API Month with a mentorship event for young women with Wedu.
  • Honored Pride Month by joining an LGBTQ+ youth panel with Rainbow Labs

We also celebrated Earth Month in April by supporting Dropbox’s sustainability efforts, with a beach clean up with the Surfrider Foundation in New York, Puget Soundkeeper in Seattle, Hands on Park Clean Up in London, and Clean Coasts in Dublin. We also had a Paddle Day event and fundraiser in Austin with Tankproof and Waves of Impact

Dropboxers on Impact Day

Overall, there were 17 Dropbox hosted events globally, 58 nonprofits were supported via donation and volunteering, and over 500 hours volunteered. 

Don’t just take it from us, hear from some our social impact ambassadors (aka Dropbox for Good Leads), who volunteer year round to plan, facilitate, and execute these opportunities: 


Jessica Day (San Francisco), on Dropbox for Good’s Benefits 

Purpose can be a hard thing to connect with on the day to day, but if you take the time to make Dropbox's investment in you also an investment in the greater world that Dropbox works in... I'm helping to do good and make the whole company do good. We have to use those benefits to make it matter, though!

Veronika Bahnikova (Dublin), on being a Dropbox for Good Lead 

Volunteering is a great way to meet new people and build healthy relationships. It helped me to strengthen my ties to the community and exposed me to people with similar interests (within and outside Dropbox.) More importantly it helped me to share my talents, learn new skills, and create a better work-life balance. I love helping and inspiring other people to do the same and the DfG Lead role enables exactly that.