Clayton, Dubilier & Rice | June 15, 2022
Clayton Dubilier & Rice announced that the CD&R Foundation, which launched last year to meaningfully expand the Firm's philanthropic, service, and educational efforts, has made inaugural grants totaling approximately $3 million to nine non-profit organizations in New York City.
These diverse organizations, identified as CD&R's Talent Solution Partners (TSP), align with the Foundation's goal of supporting "Equity through Opportunity" by offering underserved and underestimated talent in CD&R's local communities access to job training, high-quality jobs, and ongoing professional development opportunities throughout their career journey. Each organization focuses on the Foundation's key levers for change, which include:
Equity: Promoting equitable access to employment and advancement that is inclusive of all facets of diversity—with a focus on historically excluded talent
Growth: Supporting economic growth efforts in CD&R's two local communities – New York City and London
Skills: Strengthening and amplifying best-in-class job skills training and upskilling practices for underserved and underestimated talent across industries
Systems: Building capacity and filling gaps in the local workforce development ecosystem to increase opportunity pathways and eliminate barriers faced by marginalized communities
CD&R will work alongside the TSPs to strengthen these efforts throughout New York City.
CD&R recognizes that the pool of talent in our communities is overflowing, but their access to opportunity is shallow. These nine non-profit organizations were selected based on a myriad of factors, including their vision/mission, leadership, and commitment to an equitable future. These represent some of the traits and goals that we believe are critical to creating greater economic opportunity and employment for people of all backgrounds. Moving forward, we look forward to continuing to identify other potential partners that share our mission and values."
Randy Moore, President of the CD&R Foundation
"Over the past 44 years, CD&R has built a reputation for driving positive impact and innovation throughout our portfolio and in our local communities," said Don Gogel, Chairman of both CD&R and the CD&R Foundation. "The CD&R Foundation meaningfully expands these efforts, and we look forward to working with our TSPs to move the needle on inclusive employment and advancement practices."
Braven: Its mission is to empower promising, underrepresented young people with the skills, confidence, experiences, and networks necessary to transition from college to strong first jobs.
The City University of New York: The largest public urban university in the country, serving 260,000 degree seeking students and 185,000 continuing education students. The CUNY Office of Careers and Industry Partnerships sits at the intersection of industry and higher education, building partnerships between employers and the university to align CUNY's academic preparation with in-demand jobs in growth industries.
Genesys Works: This organization provides pathways to career success for high school students in underserved communities through skills training, meaningful work experiences, and impactful relationships.
Grace Institute: The institute empowers low-income women in the New York area to achieve employment and economic self-sufficiency by providing job-skills training, counseling, placement services and continuous learning opportunities.
Henry Street Settlement: The organization's mission is to create opportunity for Lower East Side residents and other New Yorkers with over 50 programs located in 18 program sites across four core divisions, including employment and education.
The Marcy Lab School: This institution provides free technical training, leadership development, and direct access to high-growth technology careers for young adults from underestimated backgrounds.
Per Scholas: Its mission is to advance economic equity through rigorous training for tech careers and to connect skilled underrepresented talent to leading businesses.
STRIVE: A nonprofit agency headquartered in East Harlem that provides a pathway to life-changing careers and opportunities through comprehensive professional training, intensive personal support and self-empowerment for those who face societal barriers to advancement.
Upwardly Global: Its mission is to eliminate employment barriers for immigrant and refugee professionals and advance the inclusion of their skills into the U.S. economy through innovative skill-building and networking programs.
About Clayton, Dubilier & Rice
Clayton, Dubilier & Rice is a private investment firm with a strategy predicated on building stronger, more profitable businesses primarily in five industry sectors, including Industrials, Healthcare, Consumer, Technology and Financial Services. The CD&R Foundation was established with the goal of enabling "Equity through Opportunity" by strengthening the workforce development ecosystem at the local community, portfolio network, and employer level.
CyberGrants | June 07, 2022
Today marks the beginning of the Social Impact Leadership Conference (SILC), hosted by CyberGrants, a Bonterra company. The event runs June 6-8 and is being held in Austin, Texas.
For the first time since 2019, SILC returns in-person to bring together the corporate social responsibility (CSR) community, offering presentations from industry thought leaders, breakout sessions with professionals representing grant making, workplace giving, volunteerism, nonprofit engagement, and networking opportunities to reconnect with nonprofit and CSR leaders.
SILC sessions and panels will be focusing on a variety of CSR topics, including nonprofit collaboration, employee and community engagement, grant management, disaster and crisis philanthropy, impact measurement perspective of corporations' nonprofits and investors, and data-driven corporate social responsibility. SILC will also feature a session with Bonterra's Chief People Officer, Terilyn Monroe, and CyberGrant's General Manager and Chief Product Officer of Corporate Social Responsibility, Pete Karns, to offer perspectives on how CSR is an essential element of high-functioning HR outcomes by turning the great resignation into an opportunity to attract and retain talent.
Additionally, Bonterra CEO, Erin Mulligan Nelson, will speak regarding the recent announcement that the technology and people behind CyberGrants, EveryAction™, Network for Good®, Social Solutions®, and their respective entities, have come together as Bonterra. Announced in March, Bonterra is creating an industry-defining software platform to power those who power social impact, enabling unprecedented connectivity between social good organizations and their community of supporters and constituents.
I'm excited to be reconnecting personally with our industry for SILC 2022. Corporate philanthropy is more critical now than ever to help raise the bar for how social change happens, and the insights, conversation, and connections happening at SILC are an important part of that ongoing mission. Our conference has always been about community and a forum for inspiration and empowerment. We are proud to serve those in need by supporting the corporate giving community with the tools, support, and knowledge required to achieve their missions."
Erin Mulligan Nelson, CEO of Bonterra
Bonterra is the second-largest and fastest-growing social good software company in the world with solutions from CyberGrants, EveryAction, Network for Good, Social Solutions, and their respective entities making up its product family. Bonterra, which stems from the French word for "good" (bon) and the Latin word for "land" (terra) represents the exponential good that can be accomplished with the right foundation and supports the company's purpose to power those who power social impact. Bonterra's differentiated, end-to-end solutions collectively support a unique network of over 19,000 customers, including over 15,000 nonprofit organizations and over 50 percent of Fortune 100 companies.
CyberGrants is a leading provider of software-as-a-service solutions for corporate social responsibility. 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 40% of the Fortune 100. Through its integrated grants management and employee engagement suite, CyberGrants connects companies, foundations, employees, and not-for-profits to support the delivery of more than $2.5 billion of charitable giving annually.
Republic Services | May 17, 2022
The Republic Services, Inc. Charitable Foundation named 10 grant recipients for its 2022 National Neighborhood Promise program, a nationwide community revitalization initiative. The grants will primarily support local chapters of national nonprofit organizations – Rebuilding Together, Habitat for Humanity International and NeighborWorks America – to build sustainable green spaces, refresh community spaces and provide housing for those in need.
We believe it is essential to invest in the communities where our customers and employees live and work, so it's a privilege to support proven organizations delivering critical resources locally. These neighborhood revitalization projects strengthen both our communities and business for the long-term, which is why we've embedded charitable giving into Republic's sustainability goals."
Jon Vander Ark, president and chief executive officer, Republic Services
Since 2018, National Neighborhood Promise has provided partner organizations with funding, products and services, serving as an engine for local revitalization efforts. In addition, the Foundation prioritizes volunteerism by providing employees opportunities to give back to the communities in which they live and work. To date, the Foundation has funded nearly 70 National Neighborhood Promise projects and, across all Republic Services' charitable giving efforts, positively impacted nearly 6 million people.
The 2022 Foundation recipients, receiving grants ranging from $125,000 to $250,000, include:
California: Bracken's Kitchen, Orange County
Colorado: Rebuilding Together Metro Denver
Illinois: Rebuilding Together Metro Chicago
Louisiana: Rebuilding Together Baton Rouge
Massachusetts: NewVue Communities, Fitchburg
North Carolina: Rebuilding Together of Greater Charlotte
Ohio: Famicos Foundation, Cleveland
Oregon: Mid-Willamette Family YMCA
Pennsylvania: Rebuilding Together Philadelphia
Texas: Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity
This year's projects include the construction of community centers, the revitalization of neighborhood playgrounds and the expansion of a meals program for those experiencing food insecurity. In 2022, the Foundation's charitable projects include Baton Rouge, La., and Albany, Ore., for the first time.
This year also represents the continuation of successful past relationships, including the Foundation's second project with Rebuilding Together Metro Chicago – an example of how Republic Services and community leaders are working together to leave a lasting legacy.
"Our ongoing partnership with the Republic Services Charitable Foundation has brought so much joy and relief to Chicago's most vulnerable neighborhoods," said Wanda Ramirez, CEO of Rebuilding Together Metro Chicago. "With the Foundation's help, we plan to repair and revitalize Margaret's Village, a crucial community space for women and families seeking transitional housing. It's this kind of continued impact in the community that inspires our organization to continue to seek out invaluable partners like Republic Services."
The National Neighborhood Promise projects support Republic's long-term sustainability goal to positively impact 20 million people through charitable giving by 2030 and are another way the Company is demonstrating sustainability in action.
About Republic Services
Republic Services, Inc. is a leader in the U.S. environmental services industry. Through its subsidiaries, the Company provides superior service offerings while partnering with customers to create a more sustainable world.