Slidebean is rooted in our passion for design; we believe that great design can be applied to almost all aspects of life: from how people share and absorb information to everyday interactions with our environment, and experiences with other people. 


CONTRAST is our commitment to aiding projects and initiatives that, like us, believe in great design as a way to transform the world we live in.


An essential part of our team resides in Costa Rica, the birthplace of our founders. Having team members from Latin America make us sensitive to impactful causes from the region.


Every month, we invest 1% of our subscription revenue, towards people or organizations that are using design to generate impact in their communities and countries.


The institutions we support come from all over the world, but we pay particular attention to efforts focusing on North America and Latin America. Our customers nominate the projects we help.


La Liga de la Leche

Providing breastfeeding help and support to new parents


La Leche League helps mothers worldwide to breastfeed through mother-to-mother support, encouragement, information, and education.

As an international non-profit organization, they also promote a better understanding of breastfeeding as an essential element in the healthy development of the baby and mother.

Their philosophy has always been that mothering through breastfeeding is the most natural and effective way of understanding and satisfying the needs of the baby. That’s why the volunteers of the organization focus on sharing the love and wisdom found in the breastfeeding relationship.



Providing young people technical skills in areas of Technology and Visual Arts

MARCH-2018: $700 PLEDGE 

The Center for Technology and Visual Arts (CETAV) is a program of the Ministry of Culture and Youth (MCJ), which takes place in the Liberty Park (Parque La Libertad).

It's best known for being a social inclusion project, which seeks to promote human development and train young people to specialize in technical careers aligned with the demands of the market.

Moreover, they develop skills comprehensively, covering specializations in technical areas as well as training in English as a second language. Also, they help improve creative thinking skills, as part of their commitment to form responsible young people, enterprising and participatory.

At CETAV they believe that empathy, creativity and the ability to work as a team are critical and differentiating skills.


She's The First 

Fighting gender inequality through education

November-2017: $624 PLEDGE

Many obstacles keep girls all around the world from finishing school, such as poverty, long and dangerous routes to school, higher costs of schooling, emphasis on early marriage and traditional roles, among others. “She’s the First” is an organization that supports girls who face these type of obstacles for them to become the first in their families to graduate! 

At STF, it’s not only about getting these girls into school; it’s about getting them to graduation. Along the way, this organization equips young girls with all the tools needed to be successful - both inside and outside the classroom. 

Through scholarships, She’s the First” provides girls the opportunity to finish school without worrying about how to raise money to cover tuition fees.


La Esquina Project

Supporting young people that are in a High-Risk Social Environment


La Esquina” is a Costa Rican social project that focuses on supporting teens that are in a high-risk social environment, as well as generating social awareness at a national level of the conditions that could lead young people to enter crime. 

The support that the teens get is entirely integral. They not only receive help from specialists in business tasks but also they get assistance at a personal level (educational programs, treatment of addictions, psychological support, dynamics of teamwork, motivational, creation of life project, etc).


Global Peace Film Festival

 Using the films as catalysts for change


Our August pledge is The Global Peace Film Festival. Established in 2003, it uses the power of the moving image to further the cause of peace on earth. The festival program is carefully curated to create a place for open dialogue, using the films as catalysts for change.



Empowering communities through design

JULY-2017: $545 PLEDGED

Our July pledge designs with disadvantaged communities and enables them to create the world they dream of. The architecture charity, AzuKo, uses design as a tool for sustainable development and provides opportunities for people to be involved in creating a more just world. AzuKo’s projects range from housing, sanitation, and playspace in Bangladesh to holistic placemaking and design education in the UK.


Girls Garage

Fear less. Build more.

JUNE-2017: $574 PLEDGED

Our June pledge teaches young people to design and build their future using heart, hands, and hammers. Their program, Girls Garage, is a one-of-a-kind design and building workspace for girls 9-13.


Since February 2017, we have committed to investing 1% of our subscription revenue, to the initiatives that we handpick for CONTRAST. 


This initiative required us to commit to a new level of transparency about our user base and our growth that makes us accountable to the projects we support, and to our customers. 


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*We invest 1% of our subscription revenue, that is, 1% of our MRR.



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