Direct Relief The grant will enable Direct Relief to more effectively integrate multiple technology platforms and expand data visualization efforts to better understand disaster response needs and improve the delivery of humanitarian aid in the US.
Direct Relief Action Housing's MyPlace program provides youth who have aged out of foster care with housing and supportive services to help them adjust to independent living. The renewal grant will support the program for 72 homeless young adults for two years.
image Auberle is a nationally recognized agency serving at-risk children and families. The grant will enable 125 youth aging out of foster care to receive educational support and workforce development training at Auberle’s new 412 Youth Zone in Pittsburgh.
image Cradles to Crayons’ Gear Up for Baby program focuses on providing the essential items infants and toddlers need to thrive. The grant enabled them to purchase 800,000 diapers, fulfilling all requests for diapers they received in 2015.
image The Financial Clinic helps build financial security for the working poor. The grant will support job training and technical assistance for employees working with The Fortune Society’s financial security program for formerly incarcerated individuals.
image The International Rescue Committee provides comprehensive resettlement services to more than 3,000 refugees and other immigrants to ease their transition to life in the US. The grant supports the Refugee Youth Summer Academy.
image The renewal grant will enable the Legal Aid Society’s Comprehensive Housing Unit to provide legal assistance to 75 individuals on affordable housing, foreclosure prevention, access to shelter, housing violations and eviction risk early intervention.
image Leadership Pittsburgh’s Community Leadership Course for Veterans focuses on leveraging and honing the strengths and leadership skills of returning veterans for civic leadership settings. The grant supports two cohorts of 20 high-potential veterans.
image The grant supports North Bennett Street School’s Veterans Program, which provides tuition assistance and job placement services to veterans. Of the veterans served through this program, 90% will secure employment within six months of graduation.
image The grant supports Silver Lining Mentoring’s Learn & Earn program, which provides youth in foster care the opportunity to engage in a year-long life skills curriculum covering topics needed for a successful transition into adulthood.

BNY Mellon’s Philanthropic and Community Involvement Expanded in 2015

January 21, 2016

In 2015, BNY Mellon furthered its commitment to enabling positive change in its communities around the world through philanthropic donations and social investments. Total employee, foundation and company contribution to charities in communities around the world increased to just under $40 million, including support for Chennai flooding disaster relief efforts, and employee volunteer hours are expected to surpass 130,000. Approximately 25 percent of those hours are considered skills-based, with employees using their business skills and expertise to make an even greater impact, including by serving on the boards of more than 300 non-profits.

BNY Mellon continued to work with its non-profit partners to provide workforce development opportunities for underrepresented groups. Over the past six years, BNY Mellon estimates that this support has helped more than 100,000 people around the world.

BNY Mellon and its people were recognized throughout 2015 for their community support and leadership by organizations including Alvin Ailey, the Simon Wiesenthal Center, Americans for the Arts, HELP USA and the Jackie Robinson Foundation.

2015 also saw the expansion of BNY Mellon’s individual giving program from an annual campaign to year-round matching gifts for the charities employees care about, as well as the company’s first social innovation challenge, UpPrize, in Pittsburgh. UpPrize awarded approximately $1 million in investments, grants and technical assistance.

Through its foundations, the BNY Mellon Foundation and the BNY Mellon Foundation of Southwestern Pennsylvania, BNY Mellon provided nearly 60 organizations in the U.S. with grant funding in 2015. Click through the slideshow to find out more about some of the organizations that BNY Mellon supported.

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