Ada Diamonds was founded on the belief that beautiful diamond jewelry can brighten the entire world, not merely the recipient's world. We believe that powerful technology and new ideas can polish the diamond industry and create a more brilliant future for all of humankind.
We are proudly working with Pledge 1 Percent to brighten the future in the following ways:
- Donating 1% of our profits every year
- Pledging 1% of Ada's equity to fund non-profits
- Volunteering & Mentoring in local communities
We collectively call these efforts the Sixth Element Program as carbon is the sixth element of the periodic table of elements. Here are six causes currently supported by Ada Diamonds.
Women's Health and Rights
SUPPORTED ORGANIZATION: DIRECT RELIEF
Ada Diamonds is inspired by the strength, beauty, and intelligence of women. We believe that every woman deserves equal opportunities for health, education and the pursuit of happiness. We proudly support non-profit organizations that provide access to healthcare, support women's rights, and promote opportunities for learning and professional development to women around the world.
Supported Program: Midwife Safe Delivery Kits, containing essential items a midwife needs to perform 50 facility-based deliveries. Proper training and equipping of skilled birth attendants offer the single most consequential intervention for reducing the 289,000 maternal deaths that occur globally each year. The kits include surgical instruments, sutures, I.V. sets, neonatal resuscitation bags, cord clamps, and medicine to manage post-partum hemorrhage and eclampsia.
SUPPORTED ORGANIZATION: FINDING ADA
Ada Diamonds is certain that if our namesake Lady Ada Lovelace were alive today, she would be a fierce advocate for universal access to STEM Education. We honor the legacies of Lady Lovelace as well as the talented engineers, physicists, and material scientists who perfected the technology to grow diamonds by supporting non-profits that expand access to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) education around the world.
Supported Program: Ada Lovelace Day, a global celebration of women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. The annual event seeks to raise the profile of women in STEM, and to promote both modern and historic female inventors, pioneers, technologists, scientists, engineers and mathematicians as inspirational role models for the next generation.
- Supporting Mining CommunitiesSUPPORTED ORGANIZATION: PARTNERS IN HEALTH
Ada Diamonds, nor modern society, could not function without mining operations around the world. Metals, minerals, and other materials must be extracted to support the lives of billions of people. Millions of men, women, and children around the world toil in difficult, dangerous, and frequently toxic conditions to mine these materials.
Ada Diamonds proudly supports non-profit organizations that serve these communities with education, healthcare, vaccines, and other life saving services. Furthermore, Ada supports organizations that fight exploited, forced, slave, and child labor.
Supported Program: Health System Strengthening in the mining communities of the Kono Region of Sierra Leone. The recent Ebola crisis decimated the health infrastructure in Sierra Leone, including rural areas in Kono where many are employed as diamond miners. Partners in Health is working with the government to improve rural treatment for patients suffering from conditions such as malaria, malnutrition, and complicated pregnancies.
- Ecological Recovery from MiningSUPPORTED ORGANIZATION: WORLD WILDLIFE FUND
Ada believes that brilliant diamond jewelry need not come from a giant hole in the ground or a polluted river. We believe that a brighter future includes a thriving, biodiverse planet, and thus we proudly donate to environmental non-profit organizations that are working to restore ecospheres around the world that have been disrupted by mining operations.
Supported Program: Ecological conservation efforts in Namibia, one of the largest producers of diamonds in Africa. WWF works closely with the Namibian government and other partners to protect wildlife including Elephants, Rhinos, and Cheetahs.
- Overcoming Opiate AddictionSUPPORTED ORGANIZATION: PATHWAY SOCIETY
For centuries, men and women around the world have struggled with addiction to opiates and more recently prescription medication. The UN estimates that around the world 26-36 million people abuse opiates, with over 2.5 million in the US alone.
Supported Program: Located near Ada's headquarters in California, Pathway House is a 65-bed residential treatment center for adults who are chemically dependent. This live-in program tirelessly works to help people end opioid dependence, reduce deaths from opiate overdoses, and promote the principles of independent, responsible, and productive living, free of the need for drugs.
- Natural Disaster Response EffortsSUPPORTED ORGANIZATION: TEAM RUBICON
Ada Diamonds proudly supports international non-profit organizations that tirelessly work to promote resilience efforts before disasters, provide relief immediately after disasters, and support long-term recovery in the wake of disasters.
Supported Program: Global disaster response efforts by volunteer military veterans to help people recover after hurricanes, earthquakes, tornadoes, fires, flooding, and other natural disasters. Past and current operations can be viewed on the Team Rubicon Website.
- Supporting Mining Communities