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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
Press Release

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.

Levelling the Odds for Caribbean Children With Cancer

Blog

Surviving cancer, for many children, can come down to where they live. In several regions around the world, the risk of poor clinical outcomes for cancer and serious blood disease patients is determined by ongoing economic challenges, limited access to essential medicines and specialized diagnostic services, and not enough health care professionals with specialized training.

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

by Lana Hall, senior program manager of corporate social responsibility
Blog

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.

Booz Allen Foundation Unites Innovators and Experts in the COVID-19 Fight

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Now months into the COVID-19 crisis, how have the world’s brightest innovators been working to prevent the spread of the disease, protect caregivers, improve care delivery, and educate our communities? And how will technology reshape how we prepare for the health crises of the future?

How ON Semiconductor is Bridging the Higher Education and Opportunity Gap

Written by Cassandra Savel, corporate social responsibility intern
Blog

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.

Google Celebrates Transgender Awareness Week

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From November 13th to the 19th we observed Transgender Awareness Week – a time used to elevate transgender voices, build awareness and call attention to the many challenges transgender individuals face.

'Talking About Racism Isn't Brain Surgery - It's Harder'

Article

“You are going into the land of your Ancestors. Do not be afraid. They are waiting for you.” These were the words my Kaach.ádi clan Elder, Kaanak Ruth Demmert (PDF), spoke to us as we began our eight-day yaakw (canoe) journey from Kéex’ Kwáan, our community of Kake, to Juneau, Alaska. I had no idea what was going to happen, but I knew I needed to do it.

Sands Addresses Systemic Racism through New Initiatives and Community Partnerships

Press Release

The events of 2020 have sparked a deeper societal conversation about the impact of systemic racism in the United States. This conversation occurred at Sands, as well, starting internally with our Team Members and blossoming into an enhanced effort to promote Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) for all, including expanding our investments in and partnerships with community organizations dedicated to diversity.

Listening and Learning, Walmart Reopens Chicago Supercenters with a Community

By Keith Wyche, Vice President, Community Engagement & Support
Blog

There’s a difference between existing in a community, and being part of one. At the core of that difference is a question: How well do you listen?

Since a wave of civil unrest shook the nation in June, we’ve been listening intently to the citizens of Chicago. And we’re making changes we’re proud of, to reflect the nature of a community we want to do more than just exist in.

Nonprofits Receive Over $345,000 From Alliant Energy's Foundation

Grants support local projects that benefit customers and communities
Press Release

MADISON, Wis., November 20, 2020 /3BL Media/ – A total of 139 nonprofit organizations are receiving community grants totaling over $345,000 from Alliant Energy’s Foundation. These fall cycle grants are supporting communities throughout Wisconsin and Iowa.

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