HELPING PEOPLE REALIZE THEIR FULL POTENTIAL
UpMobility Foundation works to uplift people in the United States and abroad as we help them achieve their full potential. To this end, we recognize the importance of connecting people through creating opportunities for collaboration. We are dedicated to the notion of individual growth, strong families and connected communities.
The UpMobility Foundation is a testament to the values perpetuated by the late William “Bill” Babinec, who was the father of our founder, Martin Babinec. The son of Slovak immigrants, Bill worked tirelessly to support his wife and seven children. Despite his modest resources, Bill gave generously to the less fortunate as well as to organizations that promote family values. A lifelong resident of Little Falls, New York, Bill was active in his church in addition to being a member of an organization dedicated to community development, a role that he took on well into his 80s.
In 1999, following many years as a successful Silicon Valley entrepreneur, Martin Babinec relocated his family to Little Falls. Inspired by his father’s example, Martin has become a catalyst for economic development in Upstate New York and elsewhere. Additionally, Martin has also supported causes that promote self-reliance, education, humanitarian aid and family values, among others. Martin was moved to establish the UpMobility Foundation as a way to cement his family’s commitment to the ideal that to whom much is given, much is expected.
Martin founded Silicon Valley based TriNet in 1988, serving as CEO for the company’s first 20 years, Chairman through 2010 and retiring from the Board of Directors in June 2022. TriNet’s cloud based HR services help 16,000 small to mid sized companies, has grown to annual sales of $5+ billion, listing on NYSE under ticker TNET. He remains the company’s largest non-institutional shareholder. Martin also founded and helps lead UpVentures Capital, Rock City Centre, RockCity Development and non profits Upstate Venture Connect, Entrepreneurs AcrossBorders, Unite NY and UpMobility Foundation. He is the author of Amazon best seller More Good Jobs: An Entrepreneur’s Action Plan to Create Change in YourCommunity.