Bloomington-based startup Civic Champs has raised over $600,000 in its pre-seed round. The volunteer management platform has received funding from Elevate Ventures, Flywheel Fund, and Innovation Works, among others.
Civic Champs says it plans to use the funding to secure several key initiatives by the end of the year, including launching a self-service version of its leading volunteer management platform for small organizations. non-profit. Part of the funding will also support Mentoring Works, a new product module that supports mentorship programs for young people aged 16-24.
Civic Champs, which was founded in 2019, is a web and mobile platform that automates volunteer management for nonprofits. Other investors include IU Angels and the Richard King Mellon Foundation, as well as angel investors including Bloomerang founder Jay Love.
“Having co-founded and built several software companies serving nonprofits, I’m excited about Civic Champs because they’ve created a best-in-class volunteer management solution,” Love said. “Nonprofits really depend on two main resources: donations and volunteers. Creating a platform that dramatically expands the capacity of nonprofits through their volunteers has the potential to have a significant impact on our communities.”
Civic Champs’ platform is intended to support nonprofit administration by automating processes and eliminating manual data entry and other time-consuming tasks.
“We’re thrilled to invest in Civic Champs because they have a passionate team solving a real problem for nonprofits,” said Cy Megnin, Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Elevate Ventures. “The company has made great strides in a short time and we believe it is well positioned for continued success.”
Civic Champs has received over $1 million from Elevate Ventures since 2019.