We also believe in investing in our community.

For 31 years, Datatrend and its coworkers have contributed hundreds of thousands of dollars and over a thousand volunteer hours to improve the communities where we live and work. Investment in our communities is just one of many ways Datatrend demonstrates our commitment to being a good corporate citizen.

Community Involvement

Datatrend sponsors an Annual Bowl-A-Thon to support women fighting breast cancer

2013 Datatrend Bowl-a-thon

Pay It Forward Fund
Each  October, members of the Datatrend community hold a fund raising Bowl-A-Thon at Country Club Lanes in Tonka Bay, MN in support of women fighting breast cancer. Last year almost $10,000 was raised and donated to Pay It Forward Fund.

Below are some of the other organizations that the Datatrend community supports.


Feed My Starving Children was founded as a Christian nonprofit in 1987 through the efforts of a Minnesota businessman who felt called by God to help feed the starving children of the world during a humanitarian visit to Honduras. He returned to the Twin Cities (Minnesota) to develop a method of large-scale relief. In 1989, FMSC connected with food scientists from Cargill and General Mills to develop a nutritional product especially for FMSC to feed starving children. In 1993, a church group stopped by the FMSC facility to pursue volunteer opportunities with FMSC. That providential meeting gave birth to FMSC’s volunteer-packing approach.

Other Options Inc Logo

The purpose of Other Options, Inc. is to provide food, resources, services, and education to at-risk individuals and families with a focus on those affected by HIV and AIDS. The primary program at Other Options is the Friends Food Pantry which provides nutrient dense food, nutrition formula, and toiletries to over 1,200 adults and children able to shop monthly. A delivery program for homebound and bedfast individuals/families that provides food baskets and easy to prepare meals is also in place at Other Options.

ALS Association Logo

Leading the fight to treat and cure ALS through global research and nationwide advocacy while also empowering people with Lou Gehrig’s Disease and their families to live fuller lives by providing them with compassionate care and support.

The Salvation Army Logo

“Doing The Most Good.” In these four words, their mission – to feed, to clothe, to comfort, to care. To rebuild broken homes and broken lives. By   walking with the addicted, they can lead them to recovery. In fighting hunger and poverty, they can feed and nurture the spirit. And, in living and sharing   the Christian Gospel by meeting tangible needs, they give the world a lasting display of the love behind  their beliefs.

MN Teen Challenge Logo

For more than 25 years, Mn Adult & Teen Challenge has been restoring hope to teens and adults struggling with drug and alcohol addiction.They offer a full range of services including:

– Intensive licensed Rule 31 treatment programs: both residential and outpatient
– Long-term faith-based recovery programs
– Extensive aftercare programs for graduates
– Prevention programs for middle and high school students

Big Bro_Big Sis Logo

For more than 100 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters has operated under the belief that inherent in every child is the ability to succeed and thrive in life. As the nation’s largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network, Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers (“Bigs”) and children (“Littles”), ages 6 through 18, in communities across the country. We develop positive relationships that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of young people.

The Mocha Club Logo

Mocha Club is a community of people giving up the cost of a few mochas a month to fund development projects in Africa. We work in five main project areas: Clean Water, Education, Economic Freedom, Orphan Care, and Healthcare. Their vision is to provide a way for people who don’t have hundreds or thousands of dollars to make a difference in Africa. Their community-based website allows members to start a team and invite friends to join them in giving up the cost of a few mochas a month to support their chosen project. They know that today’s tech-savvy generation can have a huge impact by using the viral nature of the web. So they decided to equip Mocha Club members themselves to grow awareness and support for Africa by inviting friends.

Vail Place Logo

Vail Place is a Minnesota nonprofit (501(c)(3)) that helps people with serious mental illnesses (our “members”) get back on their feet by providing connections to essential services, supports, and resources. We provide:

• PURPOSE, through shared work
• DIRECTION, through employment, housing, wellness, and social programs
• HOPE, by reconnecting members with community