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Ray C. Anderson Foundation's NextGen Committee Awards $100,000 Grant to Cultural Survival

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December 15, 2020 /3BL Media/ - The NextGen Committee of the Ray C. Anderson Foundation has awarded a $100,000 grant to Cultural Survival to support grassroots Indigenous solutions to climate change.

The Ray C. Anderson Foundation is a private family foundation that was launched in 2012 to celebrate the legacy of Ray C. Anderson (1934-2011), a globally known industrialist turned environmentalist that was once named the “Greenest CEO” by Fortune magazine and a “Hero of the Environment” by TIME.

Benevity Helps Microsoft Bing Raise $1.5 Million for Nonprofits

With every search, Bing users earn rewards that are donated to a cause of the user’s choice and matched by Microsoft
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CALGARY, Alberta, December 15, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Benevity, Inc., the leading provider of global corporate purpose software, today announced that Give with Bing users have donated Microsoft Rewards points valued at over US$1.5 million to more than 30,000 nonprofit organizations around the world, including matching funds contributed by Microsoft since April. Microsoft will continue to match donations under the Give with Bing program through December 31, 2020, doubling the impact for nonprofits this holiday season.

Aflac Pledges $1 Million to Morehouse School of Medicine Funding to Aid Research and Community Education to Combat the Ongoing Opioid Crisis in Rural Georgia

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COLUMBUS, Ga., Dec. 18, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Aflac, a leading provider of supplemental insurance and products in the U.S., has pledged $1 million to Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM). The funding will support the institution's research and education programs related to the ongoing opioid crisis in rural America. Aflac will provide Morehouse School of Medicine with five annual installments of $200,000, which began in 2020.

FedEx Cares Celebrates Nonprofits Through Giving Tuesday Grant Contest

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Over the past few weeks, more than 200 U.S. FedEx team members nominated and voted for their favorite nonprofit for the FedEx Cares 2020 Giving Tuesday Grant Contest. The top three winners based on team member votes will receive a grant from FedEx.

44,600 Nonprofits Supported Through Benevity's Platform on GivingTuesday 2020

More than $55 million was donated on December 1, 2020, showing continued impact and momentum through global corporate purpose programs
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CALGARY, Alberta, December 3, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Benevity, Inc., the leading provider of global corporate purpose software, today announced that $55.5 million was raised on GivingTuesday 2020 (December 1, 2020) through its platform, an increase of 61 percent over the $34 million raised in 2019. This number is expected to increase as the dollars committed through companies’ payroll systems — the most cost-effective way to donate — make their way to 44,600 nonprofits.

Giving Tuesday 3rd Place Winner and $2,500 Grant Recipient : The Arc Gateway - Pensacola, FL

Nominated by: Connie Frazier
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When asked to think of a local organization that is dedicated to helping people, one name immediately came to mind – The Arc Gateway. The Arc Gateway’s purpose is to provide the best possible life experiences for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities.  

Since 1954, Arc Gateway has provided life-enhancing programs that help the people they serve realize their dreams, without regard for race, creed, color, sex or any other attribute. They see ABILITY not the disability.  

Benevity Launches the “Dear 2020 Challenge” Aiming to Achieve 3 Million Acts of Goodness in December

Benevity and its client companies — including First Tech, Jacobs, Mortenson, Zoom Video Communications and more — aim to take back 2020 with a collaborative grassroots movement to encourage giving, volunteering and positive action
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CALGARY, AB, December 1, 2020 /3BL Media/– Benevity, Inc., the leading provider of global corporate purpose software, launched the Dear 2020 Challenge today to coincide with GivingTuesday, activating more than 600 purpose-driven companies and their people to end 2020 on a positive note by reaching 3 million acts of goodness in the month of December.

Benevity Data Shows That More People Gave More Money to Nonprofits in 2020 Than They Did Last Year

Driven by the COVID-19 pandemic and multiple instances of racial injustice, 51 percent more people donated through corporate purpose programs in 2020, with 41 percent more dollars per donation
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CALGARY, Alberta, December 8, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Benevity, Inc., the leading provider of global corporate purpose software, today announced that 51 percent more people donated through its platform from January through October 2020, giving 41 percent more dollars per donation, and culminating in an average of $64 per donation compared to $46 the year prior.

The National Merit® ON Semiconductor Scholarship Program Invests in the Future

by Lana Hall, senior program manager of corporate social responsibility
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Each year roughly 1.6 million students from over 22,000 high schools across America enter the National Merit Scholarship Program in the fall of their junior (third) year of high school by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®) and meeting published participation requirements. The top 1.25% of test-takers become National Merit Semifinalists and roughly, 90% of the semifinalists become finalists.

How ON Semiconductor is Bridging the Higher Education and Opportunity Gap

Written by Cassandra Savel, corporate social responsibility intern
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ON Semiconductor promotes and is a proud supporter of inclusive higher education, as it helps develop the skills and talents of society. With greater knowledge and connections, college-educated citizens help contribute to a robust workforce and healthier community. However, a higher education and opportunity gap is evident in the United States, as low-income youth face greater difficulties in pursuing, financing and completing educational goals beyond high school.

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