“At Monster, we are truly grateful that we live and work in the San Francisco Bay Area. That’s why Monster has always been committed to strengthening our community. Here are just a few ways we’re giving back to the place we call home.” - Noel Lee 


Today, with Monster Cares™, Noel and Monster are stepping up the company’s commitment to giving back to the community, supporting non-profit organizations in a wide variety of areas including: 

Support for People with Disabilities: Unable to walk due to a chronic health condition, Noel is well aware of the many challenges disabled individuals face in our society. He exemplifies the strength, courage and dignity shown every day by the disabled and has supported several forward-thinking organizations that help the needs of disabled people such as Seg4Vets. Noel is especially motivated to combine his passion for music and sports with his unique understanding and empathy for the disabled to benefit disabled musicians and athletes.

Encouraging Young People to Pursue STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math):  As a musician and engineer, Noel believes that music, technology and art have the power to change young people’s lives and provide untold opportunities for personal growth. He encourages young people to explore and nurture their interests in all the STEM fields and to pursue them with vigor.

Monster Partner Initiatives: Monster believes in supporting the charitable endeavors of all its partners, including retailers, musicians and athletes. The company regularly participates in activities and programs to help its partners use their resources to benefit society.

Using the Power of Music to Help Bring People Together:  Noel firmly believes that music and art can heal the world. That’s why he and Monster continue to work with various charitable organizations around the world to promote the arts, music and athletics, underscoring the company’s commitment to using its success to contribute to understanding and benefit society.

49ers Foundation
49ers Foundation Honored with the 2014 Legacy of Children Award by the Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose, the 49ers Foundation supports developmental programs for underserved youth that keep them “Safe, On Track, and In School.” Having celebrated its 20th anniversary, the Foundation has donated over $20 million to non-profits focused on family violence prevention programs and activities that teach youth leadership and respect. Monster is proud to be involved with such a worthy organization.
49ers Foundation

Call of the Sea/ Educational Tall Ship Fundraiser

Call of the Sea is 501(c)(3) non-profit whose mission is to provide quality on-the-water educational programs for the bay area youth that focus on marine ecology, leadership skills, team-building and environmental stewardship. Last year, over 5,000 students participated in programs aboard the 82' Schooner Seaward. We were able to offer scholarships to many of the students in need of financial assistance through the generous support of our community.

Call of the Sea

Cancer Prevention Institute Of California

The Cancer Prevention Institute of California (CPIC) develops and implements innovative cancer prevention research and outreach programs to deliver a comprehensive arsenal for defeating cancer. The organization has grown and evolved from its original role of assisting with clinical trials of cancer drugs to its leadership in conducting world-class cancer prevention research. CPIC also works closely with other leading cancer fighting organizations, including the National Cancer Institute, scientists worldwide, educators, patients, and clinicians.

Cancer Prevention Institute Of California

Children Discovery Museum of San Jose

Since opening in June 1990, Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose has welcomed over 7 million visitors. It's mission is to inspire creativity, curiosity, and lifelong learning. Children’s Discovery Museum believes that interactive engagement with ideas, materials, the environment, and technology promotes creativity, critical thinking, problem solving and growth.


East Bay Agency for Children

EBAC’s Therapeutic Nursery School (TNS) is an innovative program established to focus attention on the mental health and educational needs of young children with severe emotional and behavioral problems that prevent them from functioning in traditional preschools. 
The Elf Foundation was founded in July of 2001, with the express mission of creating private entertainment theaters called 'Rooms of Magic' — for children’s hospitals, autism centers, shelters for abused kids, and terminally ill hospices for children across the country. Monster and the Imaging Science Foundation (ISF) have donated more than $10,000 from the sale of the HDTV Calibration Wizard DVD to the Elf Foundation's "Rooms of Magic" initiative.
Elf Foundation

Enigma Performing Arts Center of Haiti

Monster, the leading brand of high-performance personal audio, launched a creative new charitable initiative, “Headphones for Haiti” to benefit the people, economy, and arts of the Caribbean country. Intended to promote entrepreneurship in the Haitian arts culture and create jobs, the project also helps to rebuild the island after the devastating earthquake in 2012 and spread awareness about the art scene.

FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology)
Dean Kamen is an inventor, entrepreneur, and tireless advocate for science and technology. His passion and determination to help young people discover the excitement and rewards of science and technology are the cornerstones of FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology). FIRST was founded in 1989 to inspire young people's interest and participation in science and technology.

For nearly 90 years, Community Gatepath has been "Turning Disabilities Into Possibilities" by helping children and adults with disabilities achieve personal goals and live full and productive lives in school, the community, home, and the workplace. Since our early beginnings, Community Gatepath has grown to become the largest non-profit serving people with disabilities in San Mateo and Santa Clara CountyOur service portfolio offers individuals a variety of options to choose from, including early interventioninclusive preschooltransition for young adultslife skills development ,vocational services day services and disability awareness.


Immaculate Conception Academy
Immaculate Conception Academy, a Catholic college-preparatory school, educates young women for a life of faith, integrity and service. As a Cristo Rey school in the Dominican tradition, we are committed to providing both excellent education and meaningful corporate work study experiences to students of limited financial resources.
Immaculate Conception Academy
Founded in 1976, The Worldwide Ireland Funds currently operate in 12 countries and have raised over $480 million for over 3,000 outstanding organizations. We are proud to be one of the largest private funding sources for innovative work across the island of Ireland.
Ireland Fund

Los Angeles Unified School District, Employment Preparation Program
The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) enrolls more than 640,000 student in kindergarten through 12th grade, at over 900 schools and 187 public charter schools. Head Monster Noel Lee earned the prestigious LAUSD Humanitarian Award for a generous contribution to the district's Employment Preparation Program. The program provides essential job training services to local high-school students.
Los Angeles Unified School District, Employment Preparation Program
Educational Tall Ship is constructing a traditional wooden tall ship, Matthew Turner, which will serve as an experiential learning platform for Bay Area youth. Monster is proud to have provided support for the building of Matthew Turner. Matthew Turner will help ensure that 12,000 youth will annually discover adventure and the value of teamwork sailing aboard her. 
Matthew Turner Image

Mills High School Music Department
For over forty years, young musicians have studied music in the Mills bands, orchestras, and choirs, enjoying a rich tradition of excellence in performance. Participation in a music department performance group requires dedication, hard work, and committed involvement, but it will surely bring great rewards and a lifetime of memories.
Mills High School Music Department

Mills Robotics Team 

The Mills Robotics Team (MRT -) of Mills High School is a group of high school students ranging from freshmen to seniors whose focus is developing and creating a large scale robot that is designed to play a certain, predetermined game decided upon by the FIRST Robotics Competition. The MRT’s members learn skills and abilities necessary to work with others in the world’s increasingly technological world. MRT fosters enthusiasm and teaches mechanical, electrical, and computer engineering in a team environment where everyone is working towards a similar goal: knowledge. To MRTs’ members the ability to learn interesting things in a friendly environment is of greater importance than actually winning competitions.

Monster donated DNA headphones to support MRT’s annual fundraising event.

Miss Asian America Pageant
The Miss Asian America Pageant has been the premier event in Asian American community for the past two decades and the longest running Asian American pageant in the United States. Monster Gives Back to the Asian Community. Every year, Monster is a leading sponsor of the Miss Asian America Pageant. Additionally, it awards a significant scholarship to the prestigious event's annual winner.
Miss Asian America Pageant

Notre Dame High School Belmont
Notre Dame High School, Belmont is an independent Catholic college preparatory school dedicated to the educational mission of St. Julie Billiart and the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur. Monster is proud of its contribution to NDB and their faculty and staff in developing the gifts and talents of each student and fostering Gospel values in an environment of academic excellence and mutual respect.
Notre Dame High School Belmont

Rebuilding Together
Rebuilding Together preserves and revitalizes houses and communities; assuring that low-income homeowners, particularly those who are elderly and disabled, live in warmth, safety and independence. An army of volunteers come together to provide a multitude of repairs, free of charge, to those in need. Repairs, which bring new life and hope to those in need, include wheelchair ramps, grab bars, interior and exterior painting, plumbing and heating repairs.
Rebuilding Together

Saint Ignatius College Preparatory
Saint Ignatius College Preparatory is more than merely a high school. It is a community of lifelong learners that has served students in the San Francisco Bay Area for more than 150 years. Monster supports St. Ignatius and its Jesuit ideals: a thirst for the more, for the greater good, for the most courageous response to the challenges of our time in the fullest development of students' talents, and for a life-long disposition to serve.
Saint Ignatius College Preparatory

Saint Matthew Catholic School
St Matthew Catholic School Monster supports local organizations and schools and recently participated in a charity event with St. Matthew's Catholic School. Since 1931, St. Matthew Catholic School has provided members of the San Mateo community with a quality education that addresses each aspect of the whole child: spiritual, academic, physical, social, and emotional.
Saint Matthew Catholic School

School of Rock Community Posting
School of Rock Last October, massive flooding from Hurricane Lee devastated the School of Rock Fort Washington, PA, destroying all their equipment. As longtime supporters of music education, Monster joined the rebuilding, with instruments, cables and a donation to get things going again. We're happy to report that they're back in business and rocking better than ever.
School of Rock Community Posting

Shane Victorino Foundation
The Shane Victorino Foundation was established by MLB All-Star Shane Victorino and his wife, Melissa. Known as the “Flyin’ Hawaiian,” Shane was born in Maui, Hawaii and is the starting right fielder for the Boston Red Sox. Dedicated to promoting opportunities for underserved youth, SVF engages in projects which provide children in need with educational, recreational and wellness programs. Monster proudly donates a variety of products to this organization.
Shane Victorino Foundation

The Better Life Foundation
The Better Life Foundation presents 3 Doors Down Multi-platinum, Grammy-nominated 3 Doors Down have founded The Better Life Foundation to raise money for the millions of people affected by hurricane Katrina. Making a difference in the community at local and national levels is a value shared by Monster Cable and 3 Doors Down._ "It's great to see companies like Monster supporting the rebuilding of communities" _- Matt Roberts, 3 Doors Down
The Better Life Foundation

The Home Depot Foundation
The Home Depot FoundationThe Home Depot Foundation has invested millions of dollars in communities across the country to help working families move into safe, affordable homes that are both energy-efficient and environmentally healthy. The foundation also supports the restoration of community trees in our city parks, neighborhoods and backyards to increase awareness for the connection between quality, affordable housing, adequate green space, and the overall community health.
The Home Depot Foundation

The Janet Pomeroy Recreation & Rehabilitation Center
The mission of The Janet Pomeroy Center is to provide recreational, vocational and educational opportunities for people with disabilities through programs and services that encourage self-expression, promote personal achievement, and lead to greater independence. Currently the Center provides programs for adults, children, teens, and seniors each week with support from dedicated and skilled staff.
The Janet Pomeroy Recreation & Rehabilitation Center

The Thomas & Eva Fong Family Foundation

The Thomas & Eva Fong Family Foundation was established in 1980 for the sole purpose of benefiting and educating the public through local Bay Area charities. Thomas and Evan Fong, both born in 1912, emigrated from Southern China at early ages. Like most Chinese immigrants at that time, Mr. Fong held many odd jobs, from houseboy to restaurant worker. With time and hard work, Mr. Fong was able to eventually open several businesses of his own, the most renowned being the Wax Museum Entertainment Complex at Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco. Mr. And Mrs. Wong firmly believed that good fortune is meant to be shared. In 1980, they decided to establish a non-profit foundation and have sought out organizations large and small that best serve youth, the arts and Asian immigrants. Organization such as Self Help for the Elderly, On Lok, The Little People's Fishing Program, Telegraph Hill Neighborhood Center and the Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation have been long time recipients of annual gifts.
The Thomas & Eva Fong Family Foundation

Monster Park 

Through its sponsorship of Monster Park, Monster makes significant financial contributions th_MonsterPark.jpg to the San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department.

This was recognized in a recent letter of thanks from San Francisco Supervisor Bevan Duffy. Monster Park also provided Monster a great way to give back to the local community.

“At a time when our City continues to have tough financial times, I am very grateful that your sponsorship will provide support for Recreation and Park programs."

- San Francisco Supervisor Bevan Duffy Read full letter

Each year, Monster hosts a number of fun-filled community events for kids, parents and 49er fans. Here are a few recent examples:

Little Kids Rock - Teachers are V.I.P.s at Monster Park

In 2006, Monster rewarded 25 local teachers with V.I.P. tickets to the Christmas Eve match-up between the 49ers and Arizona Cardinals. The gift recognized these teachers' tireless support of the Little Kids Rock after-school music program and included full access to the Monster Luxury Suite.

Little Monsters' Holiday Celebrationth_LittleMonsters.jpg

Football Kid On Fan Appreciation Day 2006, Monster hosted some 200 children, ages 5 to 12, from various organizations in the local community. In a large tent in the stadium parking lot, the children had the opportunity to make crafts, watch magic, get their faces painted, and open presents from the Giving Tree. There were also appearances by several 49ers alumni, the Gold Rush Cheerleaders, Sourdough Sam, and our very own PowerCell pals, Pete and RePete.



The Monsterous Monster Park Easter Egg Hunt

In 2005, Monster teamed up with Operation Dream (the non-profit branch of the SFPD), CITIKIDS, and the San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department to host a huge Easter event and Easter egg hunt at Monster Park. The event was open to children citywide. The first 1,000 kids also received goody bags and T-shirts.




​The Segway is a personal transportation vehicle that you stand on and control with intuitive

body movements.It's currently in use by police officers and postal workers. A few years

ago, an all volunteer organization called Segs4Vets recognized the tremendous benefit a Segway would provide to the men and women of the United States military whose

service in Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom resulted in permanent disability and difficulty walking.

Monster and Seg4Vets

Monster supports our Vets.In 2010, Seg4Vets caught the eye of Head Monster, Noel Lee, a Segway devotee. "It can be life-changing. The alternative is being in a wheelchair." Sympathizing strongly with the Monsterous attitudes of our disabled warriors, Noel recognized the tremendous value of the Segway in restoring mobility and dignity and made a large commitment to the cause.

Says Mr. Lee: "As a family owned company, it has always been important for us to give something back to the communities in which we do business throughout the country. We also understand that with so many of our brave servicemen and women overseas, and with so many injured veterans here at home, it has never been more important for us to support our country and our armed services."

Jerry Kerr, the President of Segs4Vets agrees, "Our wounded warriors have many unmet needs and the Segs4Vets program was started not to be just a gift, but as a tool which would allow those, who refuse to be defined by their disability to not only live the highest quality of life possible but to fulfill their dreams and to continue to serve this great nation. The Segway has proven its value and helped restore dignity, independence and mobility to hundreds."

The Silver Liberty Medal

At the recent CES Monster event featuring Seg4Vets, Mr. Kerr honored Head Monster, Noel Lee, with a very special award. Explained Jerry: "The Liberty Medal was created both to commemorate the 125th Anniversary of the dedication of the Statue of Liberty and to honor those outstanding individuals throughout the world whose efforts, actions, and deeds promote the ideals of Liberty, Freedom and Justice. On behalf of Segs4Vets, Disability Rights Advocates For Technology, The Wiegand Foundation and the Statue of Liberty Club, we are honored to present the Liberty Medal's highest honor, the Silver Medal, to a man who exemplifies these standards at the highest level, a man who has risen above his disabilities and been a role model for all people with disabilities, a man who has been a staunch advocate for justice, fair play and the civil rights of all people, Noel Lee."

You can help, too.

Visit Monster's Seg4Vets page and join us in contributing to this wonderful cause. A specially modified Segway costs about $9700. and the contributions add up fast. You'll change a veteran's life with one click, and you'll join in the great, countrywide "Thank You!" owed to these true heroes.

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