2017 Ovation Award Winners for Philanthropic Excellence

Jun 22, 2017 - CyberGrants

Chicago, IL

CyberGrants presented the annual Ovation Awards at the 2017 CyberGrants User Conference in Chicago. Illinois Tool Works, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Target, and the U.S. Bank Foundation were all awarded “Ovations” for their philanthropic excellence.

“CyberGrants has the privilege of working with the most prestigious and generous organizations in the world. The positive impact our clients have on the greater good is truly incredible,” noted Mark Layden, CyberGrants CEO. “While we are proud to be part of all of our clients’ efforts, we would like to recognize those clients whose philanthropic efforts are consistently inspirational and raise the bar for the rest of the industry. Therefore, we created the CyberGrants ‘Ovation’ award.”

Ovation winners were selected for their philanthropic leadership, innovation and use of technology. While they come from different industries and execute a variety of giving programs, they all share a deep commitment to carrying out their visions and inspiring positive change. These companies also create innovative programming and solutions that break new ground in the industry and for other corporations and foundations. Additionally, they take the lead in leveraging technology to insure their giving is as efficient and secure as possible.

“CyberGrants’ uses a hand to symbolize our brand because it represents giving and receiving. ‘Giving a hand’ has two important and distinct meanings. We’re helping someone, or we’re acknowledging hard work and success. These ideas truly are the embodiment of CyberGrants, our team, but most importantly our clients. We felt an ‘Ovation’ was an apt name to use to recognize our most influential clients, as an Ovation is genuine and heartfelt celebration of truly outstanding work.”

“We have been partnering with CyberGrants for the past year and the technology, software and innovation has been very well received amongst our team and our community partners,” said Sophie Rich, managing director of the U.S. Bank Foundation. “Through our Community Possible giving and volunteering platform, we are focused on the areas of Work, Home and Play. Having CyberGrants as our partners has been instrumental in our giving processes. We are honored to receive this Ovation award.”

In 2016, CyberGrants presented the “Ovation Award” to the Bank of America Foundation and Walmart and the Walmart Foundation.

About CyberGrants

CyberGrants is a leading provider of software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions for corporate social responsibility. CyberGrants’ mission is to provide innovative software and services in the most secure and efficient way; connect the world’s givers to those who can benefit from them most. Since its founding in 1999, CyberGrants has delivered fully-hosted web-based SaaS solutions to many of the largest companies and foundations in the world, including more than 50% of the Fortune 100. In the past 12 months alone, CyberGrants’ integrated grants management and employee engagement software has processed over $6.5 billion in donations and more than 50,000,000 volunteer hours.

For additional information on CyberGrants, visit www.cybergrants.com.

About ITW

ITW (NYSE: ITW) is a Fortune 200 global multi-industrial manufacturing leader with revenues totaling $13.6 billion in 2016. The company’s seven industry-leading segments leverage the unique ITW Business Model to drive solid growth with best-in-class margins and returns in markets where highly innovative, customer-focused solutions are required. ITW has more than 50,000 dedicated colleagues in operations around the world who thrive in the company’s unique decentralized and entrepreneurial culture. To learn more about the company and the ITW Business Model, visit www.itw.com.

About JPMorgan Chase & Co.

JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) is a leading global financial services firm with assets of $2.5 trillion and operations worldwide. The firm is a leader in investment banking, financial services for consumers and small businesses, commercial banking, financial transaction processing, asset management and private equity. A component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, JPMorgan Chase & Co. serves millions of consumers in the United States and many of the world’s most prominent corporate, institutional and government clients under its J.P. Morgan and Chase brands. Information about JPMorgan Chase & Co. is available at www.jpmorganchase.com.

About Target

Minneapolis-based Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT) serves guests at 1,806 stores and at Target.com. Since 1946, Target has given 5 percent of its profit to communities, which today equals millions of dollars a week. For more information, visit Target.com/Pressroom. For a behind-the-scenes look at Target, visit Target.com/abullseyeview or follow @TargetNews on Twitter.

About U.S. Bancorp

Minneapolis-based U.S. Bancorp (NYSE: USB), with $450 billion in assets as of March 31, 2017, is the parent company of U.S. Bank National Association, the fifth largest commercial bank in the United States. The Company operates 3,091 banking offices in 25 states and 4,838 ATMs and provides a comprehensive line of banking, investment, mortgage, trust and payment services products to consumers, businesses and institutions. Visit U.S. Bancorp on the web at www.usbank.com.

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