PayPal Australia Employees Award US$20,000 Grant to Raise Foundation
10 Aug 2022
PayPal employees recently cast their votes in this year’s PayPal Community Impact Grants Program
We are beyond excited for your support and cannot wait to train and upskill the PayPal employees to become Raise Youth Mentors

PayPal employees recently cast their votes in this year’s PayPal Community Impact Grants Program, which awards local nonprofits with monetary grants, access to volunteers, pro bono support and other capacity-building resources. Nearly 11,000 PayPal employees in more than 24 countries participated in this year’s selection program and awarded grants of up to US$20,000 to 71 organisations in communities around the world.

PayPal employees in Australia awarded Raise Foundation with US$20,000. Based in high schools, Raise provides young people with a caring, independent volunteer mentor who shows up each week, just for them. With the time to listen, one-to-one support, Raise mentors empower young people to talk through life’s challenges and help them cope better, today and in the future.

The grant from PayPal will enable Raise to establish a whole new program in a new high school.  

“Thank you PayPal employees for voting Raise Foundation in Australia for the PayPal Community Impact Grants Program,” said Partnership Manager at Raise Foundation Fieke Princée.

“We are beyond excited for your support and cannot wait to train and upskill the PayPal employees to become Raise Youth Mentors.”

The nonprofits selected further PayPal’s key impact areas: economic empowerment, financial health, environmental sustainability and social justice. In addition to the grants, these organisations will have the ability to share best practices and connect with each other over the next year. PayPal’s employees also will work with the nonprofit partners to maximise sustainable impact.

PayPal employees will support these organisations through giving and volunteerism. PayPal employees will use their skills during volunteer events to advance the mission of these nonprofit organisations and further the company’s impact within the communities where PayPal employees live and work. By including all PayPal employees in the grantmaking process, we bring diverse perspectives together to understand how we can best serve communities.

For more information on PayPal’s Community Impact Program, please visit PayPal About Us.

Show Your Support

To further highlight and celebrate these grant recipients, each organisation is being highlighted locally on the PayPal Giving Fund (where available). For those interested in making their own contribution, please visit the PayPal Giving Fund.

The nonprofits receiving 2022 Community Impact Grants include:

Australia

Brazil

Canada

China

France

Germany

Guatemala

Hong Kong S.A.R.

India

Ireland

Israel

Italy

Japan

Luxembourg

Mexico

The Philippines

Poland

Singapore

Spain

Sweden

United Kingdom

United States

For more information on PayPal’s Community Impact Program, please visit PayPal About Us. To join our employee community and be part of PayPal’s impact, visit PayPal Careers.

 

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