PayPal Employees Award $1.4M in Grants to Nonprofits Around the World
PayPal’s corporate social responsibility program provides employees with the opportunity to distribute grants to their local communities. This year, PayPal supported 75 organizations with a total of $1.4 million in grants.
Community Impact Teams, made up of more than 14,000 total PayPal employees at 41 locations globally, selected the recipients within the corporation’s focus areas of economic empowerment, financial health, environmental sustainability and social justice. Each recipient received a grant of up to $20,000. PayPal notes the initiative allows employees of all levels to become involved in corporate philanthropy decision-making while building company culture.
"Empowering employees to participate in a company's grant nomination and decision-making process helps increase equity and mitigate biases in grantmaking," Satonya Fair, J.D., president and CEO of PEAK Grantmaking, a national association of professionals and organizations, including PayPal, that advances grant management. PayPal's Community Impact Grants program is an excellent example of how this approach both improves workplace culture and produces better outcomes for communities."
The 24 recipients in the U.S. include:
- Arizona Council on Economic Education
- 100 Black Men of Austin
- 100 Black Men of Orange County
- American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
- Bethesda Project
- Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Texas
- Bowery Mission
- Bridge Over Troubled Waters
- Brooklyn Youth Sports Club
- C48 Club Rotario Guatemala Norte
- Camp Dreamcatcher
- Completely KIDS
- David E. Glover Emerging Technology Center
- House of Refuge
- House of Ruth Maryland
- Humble Design
- Las Casa De Las Madres
- Moveable Feast
- Plant Chicago
- Tahirih Justice Center Los Angeles
- Tahirih Justice Center Washington D.C.
- United Way of Santa Barbara
- Vida Digna
- Wishing Well Inc.
PayPal and its employees also give back to the community through employee matching gifts, skills-based mentoring and volunteering. Last year, PayPal employees contributed 51,200 hours to charities around the world.
See the rest of the grant recipients here.