Ovation Awards Winners: Bank of America Foundation, Walmart and Walmart Foundation
CyberGrants Presents “Ovation Awards” to the Bank of America Charitable Foundation, and Walmart and the Walmart Foundation.
Boston, MA, October 3, 2016 — CyberGrants presented its first annual “Ovation Awards” at the 2016 CyberGrants User Conference in Boston. The Bank of America Charitable Foundation, and Walmart and the Walmart Foundation all were 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 have created the CyberGrants ‘Ovation’ award.”
Ovation winners were selected for their philanthropic leadership and innovative 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 clients also create innovative programming and solutions that break new ground in the industry and for our other clients. Additionally, these clients 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.”
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.
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About Bank of America
Bank of America’s focus on Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) factors is critical to fulfilling its purpose of helping make people’s financial lives better. A commitment to growing its business responsibly is embedded in every aspect of the company. This is demonstrated in the inclusive and supportive workplace the company creates for employees, the responsible products and services it offers customers, and the impact it makes around the world in helping local economies thrive. An important part of this work is forming strong partnerships with nonprofits and advocate groups, such as community and environmental organizations, in order to bring together collective networks and expertise to achieve greater impact. Leveraging its integration with CyberGrants, Bank of America has streamlined its processes in order to provide much-needed funding in local communities.
About The Walmart Foundation
Walmart is passionate and focused on meeting the needs of the under-served through technology, innovation, and leadership to support their core focus areas around opportunity, sustainability, and community.
Globally, Walmart and the Walmart Foundation gave $1.4 billion in cash and in-kind contributions during fiscal year ending Jan. 31, 2015
Walmart has utilized the available products within CyberGrants to introduce unique programs, driving the goals of the company and helping communities across the globe.
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Mark Layden, CEO