“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead
Our mission is to create a healthcare experience that is human, direct, and transparent. At its core, Medical Cost Sharing is designed to be an approach that empowers rather than confuses, removes barriers rather than adds layers of complexity, and builds human connection rather than isolates.
In essence, this Community exists to help people help people. We provide a way for Members to become financially and physically savvy and supported in times when they might have otherwise been overwhelmed.
In Austin, our nation, and the world at large, there are broken systems that hinder health and progress, as well as staggering tragedies and losses that people face daily. We are committed to lifting one another’s burdens but also the burdens of our local, national, and global communities.
Today is Giving Tuesday, a day annually dedicated to unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world.
At Sedera, we firmly believe that people can make a holistic change. That’s why we give the first 1% of our revenue to organizations who are making a profound impact in the communities they serve.
Our mission points us in the right direction but our values help us remember who we are, how we work, and what matters most. Each has a place in our daily environment, even virtually.
Our values also help us know how to give.
As we approach any partnership, the questions we ask are:
Intentionally Not Status Quo
- – Does this program/organization work with excellence and seek to combat systemic issues through unique and innovative approaches?
- – Does this organization build community and inspire human connection?
- – Does this organization champion the WHOLE health of the community, families, and individuals it serves? (social, spiritual, physical)
- – Does this organization solve problems and create sustainable solutions? Do they promote individual responsibility and provide pathways out of vulnerability?
Rooted in Love
- – Do this organization’s leadership and staff demonstrate faith, generous love, and kindness?
Being “Rooted in Love” and “Community Builders” means we remember that we are all interconnected, so we intentionally invest our giving across local, national, and global organizations.
We can recommend the following organizations to you because the answer to all of the above questions is “yes.”
- Central Texas Food Bank – Works with food donors across the country, financial supporters and volunteers to fill unmet needs in Central Texas
- Texas Hunger Initiative – Helps communities assess local hunger and eliminate barriers to becoming a Hunger Free Community.
- No Kid Hungry – No Kid Hungry is ending childhood hunger by ensuring that kids get the food they need.
- Be the Bridge – Help people and organizations become aware and respond to the racial brokenness and systemic injustice in our world.
- Equal Justice Initiative – The Equal Justice Initiative is committed to ending mass incarceration and excessive punishment in the United States, to challenging racial and economic injustice, and to protecting basic human rights for the most vulnerable people in American society.
- Restoration Gateway – is restoring peace and healing wounds among the vulnerable children and war-torn people of Northern Uganda. We invested in a new 180-bed new hospital making access to emergency care possible for thousands of people in that region.
- Preemptive Love – responds with fast relief on the frontlines of conflict: food to help families survive, shelter to remake home, and medicine to mend the wounds of war.
- Hope International – build pathways out of poverty provides education and a safe place to save to invest in small business, health, and education.