In 2017, Devils Backbone Brewing Company was thrilled to launch the Heartland Initiative, our brewery’s community impact program. Inspired by our mission and values and designed by our employees, the Heartland Initiative builds on a tradition of philanthropy and deepens engagement across the five core pillars of our community. Thanks to the support from our colleagues, industry partners, and community members, Devils Backbone contributed over $290,000 through the Heartland Initiative this year. Check out how these dollars impacted our community through each pillar below! 2017 IMPACT REPORT VIRGINIA MARYLAND WASHINGTON, D.C. OTHER STATES $290K+ 81% 8% 5% 6% NEIGHBORS Over 200 community organizations received a donation or sponsorship from Devils Backbone, 81% within our home state of Virginia. Addressing hunger relief in our region is a priority, and special events raised enough funds to help our partners provide over 148,000 meals to hungry neighbors in need. Devils Backbone family and friends contributed over 1,025 hours of community service in Virginia, with 66% staff participation. We also launched the Heartland Series, a quarterly brew that benefits a nonprofit organization chosen by staff. Thanks to the enthusiasm and support from employees, the Series raised over $13,000 for causes impacting the heartland. Devils Backbone was excited to launch two major initiatives to advance the craft beer industry. We kicked off an internship program, hosting 2 interns from Virginia Tech in our production facility over the summer. We also worked with regional breweries on an inaugural General Certificate in Brewing Class, hosted at Piedmont Virginia Community College and launching in early 2018. INDUSTRY FAMILY LOCATION OF ORGANIZATIONS SUPPORTED