Going Above and Beyond: Recognizing Companies for Their Care and Compassion Efforts During the Pandemic

PEOPLE Magazine and Great Places To Work Survey Results Identify Top U.S. Companies that Stand Out in Support of Employees and Communities During the COVID-19 Pandemic.

We know that our clients are all incredible and it is always  an honor to help them Make Incredible Happen every day.  

With a heartfelt thank you to all the companies that have made a difference in their employee lives and in the communities they serve, we want to take a moment to recognize our client community and the outstanding contributions they have made during this tumultuous year.

Although each is a winner in our book, it's nice to see some of them getting some well-earned recognition for all their goodness they have done. Today, People Magazine and Great Places to Work announced the top 50 companies that have demonstrated care and compassion towards their employees and communities, particularly around efforts to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 . Chosen by the surveys responses and ranked to “reflect an assessment of the generosity of each organization's benefits, philanthropic and community support,” we are thrilled that so many of our CyberGrants clients made the list 

We wanted to take a moment to recognize their contributions and tireless efforts to make this a better world: 

Comcast NBCUniversal: Has focused their efforts on local communities and digital equity during the pandemic by providing free internet and phone services and limited time offers for low-income families, veterans, seniors, people with disabilities and mobile hospital tents. 

Bank of America: Tackling food insecurity, education access, and medical response, Bank of America has been focusing on underserved populations and Coronavirus affected communities. In addition to their large annual giving programs, they have further philanthropic activity to include lowering their matching gifts program thresholds and matching employee donations 1-1, up to $5000 per calendar year.

American Express:  Providing support for small businesses with their “Stand for Small” coalition,  American Express is helping small businesses services, tools, and guidance during the pandemic. Investment in diversity and inclusion has been in the form of financial, food and employment assistance, as well as awareness to prevent stigma.

Target: Caring for their employees has been the cornerstone of Target’s values and this has been exemplified by their $300M investment in added wages, bonus payouts, and relief fund contributions as well as their rigorous efforts to keep employees and customers safe.

CarMax:  During the pandemic, Carmax has helped employees financially as they adjust their children to at-home learning environments and through the collection and delivery of masks to frontline workers in California and Texas. 

Dow: Repurposing five manufacturing facilities to develop hand sanitizer, Dow produced more than 2 million 8-ounce bottles that were donated to health systems and government agencies” as well as donating 100,000 faceshields to frontline healthcare workers. Frontline workers were also paid a bonus.

Nationwide: Supporting mental health and wellness for employees, Nationwide has provided programs to support feelings of emotional stress, anxiety and fear among their employees, and time off for employees or their  loved ones impacted by the virus. In addition, the Nationwide Foundation has supported eleven organizations focused on pandemic relief with $2 million in disbursements. 

Goldman Sachs: Through Community TeamWorks, Goldman has launched over 100 volunteer projects to support small businesses with coaching, tutoring services for students, and support to frontline medical workers. Additionally, they have offered extended time off for employees and loved ones impacted by COVID-19. 

Ernst & Young: With their “Just In Time Grant Fund,” E&Y provided grants to help underserved and at risk students to include food assistance, housing, and internet connectivity. 

AbbVie: Leveraging the relationships and infrastructure they have in place to expedite grantmaking - from application process, through payments via ACR, AbbVie has been “fast tracking” relief efforts to support the causes and communities that are in dire need of assistance. In addition, they are supporting frontline workers, employees, and communities impacted by COVID-19 with volunteer support provided by their employees that have relevant health and medical experience. 

Congratulations to all the companies on the Top 50 list and to learn more about CyberGrants employee giving, volunteering,  and grants management solutions, contact us here.

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