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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