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Social Responsibility

Helping students and the communities they call home.

Helping to solve educational and social challenges is our responsibility– both locally and globally. Why? Because at Ad Astra, our core values are aligned with our business strategy. It's our belief that people are infinitely valuable and deserve to be educated. That's why we support a range of non-profit organizations that promote positive change for students and communities.

Our Involvement

Our team members are passionate, and that passion extends beyond our everyday work.  We are committed to giving back, and combine our contributions of time, talent, and financial resources to the betterment of communities near and far.

Our education-based non-profit partners

With an emphasis on first-generation and post-traditional students, Ad Astra supports the following organizations committed to putting college within reach for thousands of students each year.

Excelencia in Education

Founded in 2004, Excelencia in Education accelerates Latino student success in higher education to address the U.S. economy's need for a highly educated workforce and for civic leadership. Excelencia does this by providing data-driven analysis of the educational status of Latinos; promoting education policies and institutional practices that support their academic achievement; and organizing a network of professionals with a common goal of Latino student success. Learn more

Hispanic Development Fund

The mission of the Greater Kansas City Hispanic Development Fund is to improve the quality of life of Latino families in Greater Kansas City by engaging the Latino community in philanthropy to build stronger communities through grantmaking and scholarship support. They set out to remove the financial barriers to college as well as to advise students and families in the college-going process. In 2022, in partnership with local and regional higher education institutions, HDF awarded over $900,000 in scholarships to 416 students. Learn more

KC Scholars

KC Scholars was designed to create individual impact and to positively influence the Kansas City region's economy and workforce. Through scholarships, financial incentives to promote college savings, and academic support services, KC Scholars helps low- and modest-income students and adults pursue and complete postsecondary credit-bearing credentials or degrees. Learn more

Our Humanitarian non-profit partners

Among many other organizations, Ad Astra supports the following organizations which seek to create a safer, more equitable world.


Heart to Heart International

Heart to Heart International seeks to improve healthcare access in the U.S. and around the world by ensuring quality care care is provided equitably in medically under-resourced communities and in disaster situations. Learn more

Global Orphan

The Global orphan project exists to break the orphan cycle. Setting traditional institutions orphan care models aside. The Global Orphan Project connects a globally family united by a shared vision to care for children and vulnerable families along the entire specturm: Orphan Prevention, Orphan Care and Transition. Learn more



¡Emphathize is a non-profit organization working to eradicate exploitation and human trafficking. ¡Empathize educates and empowers people of all ages to identify and prevent exploitation, with a special emphasis on the populations that are at the intersections of exploitation such as high schools and colleges. Learn more


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