Founded by Larry Sullivan in 2008, COINS Foundation invests in people and ideas that work towards social justice. The Foundation was established to galvanise and coordinate the charitable activities of a growing group of software companies, including COINS Global.
In the early 1990s, company fundraising at COINS Global came in the form of fun runs; bringing employees and clients together and raising money for charity. The fun runs developed into the annual COINS 3 Peaks Challenge, held consecutively over ten years. These Challenges brought the construction industry together by doing something positive and helping those less fortunate in the developing world.
As a refreshing way to engage in business, the COINS 3 Peaks Challenge built a great reputation within the construction industry as a professional, enjoyable and meaningful event. It was the biggest charitable fundraising event in the UK construction industry, raising an average of nearly £250,000 per year; over £2.5 million in total since it began. This has been used to build schools, homes and educate individuals in construction skills; supplying communities with the tools to have a sustainable future. Between 2003 and 2012, over 250 companies and 3,000 people took part and are now part of the COINS 3 Peaks Challenge history. Charities supported over this period include Care International, CURE, Habitat for Humanity, PEAS and Build It International.