Airbnb Unveils Open Homes Platform for Housing Refugees

For years, home-sharing giant Airbnb has had a quiet side project involving asking its hosts to offer temporary housing—for free—to displaced people, citizens forced out of their homes due to natural disasters and other emergencies or, increasingly, the global refugee crisis. Today, the company is launching an ambitious new platform in order to unite and…

Record gift from GameStop executive delivers big for Make-a-Wish 

Amy and Robert Lloyd have made a historic gift of $750,000 to Make-a-Wish North Texas, the largest single donation since the chapter was established in 1982. As executive vice president and chief financial officer of GameStop, Robert Lloyd also has encouraged the company’s longtime support of the charity, whose board he serves on. “Wishes are…

Why Corporate Philanthropy Is Good For Business

Most companies have something more to give the world than their products. That could be their position to advocate for worthy causes, the expertise of their employees, or the financial resources to help a community project succeed. The Best Workplaces for Giving Back, recently announced by consulting firm Great Place to Work and Fortune, do…

​2016 Active Year for Bendix in Corporate Giving, Volunteering

Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems donated nearly $250,000 through corporate grants, employee sponsorships, donations, and employee fundraisers in 2016, benefiting nonprofits and community organizations across North America. Activities included local-level employee-driven projects; community initiatives funded by Bendix; and programs supported by Knorr-Bremse Global Care. Global Care is a nonprofit organization founded by the Knorr-Bremse Group, Bendix’s…

Salesforce’s mission to revolutionise corporate philanthropy

Salesforce.org, the philanthropy arm of SaaS giant Salesforce, is seeking to revolutionise corporate philanthropy through its unique 1-1-1 model. Information Age discusses the organisation with its EMEA president, and Women in IT Awards finalist, Charlotte Finn Source: Salesforce’s mission to revolutionise corporate philanthropy

Corporate Giving Awards: PricewaterhouseCoopers

What societal issue do you wish there was more awareness of, and why? Half of today’s teens are financially illiterate, and more than three-quarters of teachers who teach financial literacy indicate a need for more appropriate curriculum resources. At PwC, we have been on a journey to help address the systemic lack of financial education…

Starbucks and Microsoft to Help Shelter Homeless Families

The Starbucks Foundation and Schultz Family Foundation announced today their support of the annual No Child Sleeps Outside campaign by Mary’s Place. Together with other businesses, they are joining an unprecedented effort to mobilize the community, and contributing over $3 million to provide safe emergency shelter for the estimated 500 unsheltered families in King County,…

The Partners Group Honored as One of Top 10 Corporate Philanthropists

The Partners Group, a leading Northwest based financial and insurance consulting firm, is proud to be recognized as one of the Top Ten Corporate Philanthropists in the medium size company category (10-50M revenue) by the Portland Business Journal, marking the eighth consecutive year of being named on the list. The “Corporate Philanthropy Award” acknowledges companies…

Intero honored for philanthropy 

Intero Real Estate Services President and CEO Tom Tognoli was honored Nov. 4 at the Corporate Philanthropic Awards in Silicon Valley and the company, which operates in San Benito County out of offices on San Benito Street in Hollister, received recognition for its philanthropic activities. “We were one of the Top 50 Corporate philanthropists in Silicon Valley,”…