PayPal Employees Award Grants to More Than 75 Nonprofits Around the World
Kim Kelly, ALNF Co-Founder and Executive Director

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PayPal employees have the opportunity to serve the needs of the communities in which they live and work through the company’s Community Impact Program. PayPal is able to drive positive, lasting impact towards its mission to advance inclusive economies by harnessing and deploying the unique skills and time of its employees. The Community Impact Teams help foster strong relationships between PayPal offices and their local communities through volunteering, grantmaking and other activities.

Each year, PayPal’s 41 employee-led Community Impact Teams around the world nominate local nonprofits to receive grants of up to US$20,000. Recently, more than 75 nonprofits were chosen to receive grants through the program. The nonprofits were voted on by members of our global workforce and support our priority areas of impact, including economic empowerment, financial health, environmental sustainability and social justice.

An overwhelming majority of PayPal Australia employees voted to support the Australian Literacy and Numeracy Foundation (ALNF). This national charity assists people in Australia’s most marginalised communities gain vital language, literacy and communication skills. Their specialised and innovative programs address the needs of diverse individuals and communities, specifically targeting First Nations, refugee and other vulnerable Australians.

“We cannot thank PayPal Australia enough for choosing to support the Australian Literacy and Numeracy Foundation and the children and communities we are working for every day,” said Kim Kelly, ALNF Co-Founder and Executive Director.

“The funds provided by PayPal will greatly assist our efforts to help vulnerable children on their literacy journey, ultimately improving their access to education, employment and full participation in society.

“It is especially touching to know that individual PayPal employees voted to support ALNF with this grant and have taken the time to volunteer for our Virtual Story Time project, and by crafting sock puppet reading aids.”

In addition to Australia, Community Impact Teams that participated in this year’s grantmaking program are located in Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Mexico, the Philippines, Poland, Russia, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, the UK, and the U.S. The nonprofits receiving 2021 Community Impact Grants include:



The Australian Literacy & Numeracy Foundation






Instituto Bacarelli

Onco Amigo





Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business

Dan's Legacy

Family Services of Greater Vancouver






Canadian Society for Educating Girls of Rural China

The Nature Conservancy (TNC)

Pass Love Charity Foundation












Future Of Ghana Germany e.V.

WWF Deutschland



Hong Kong


Gender Empowerment






Abhilasha Foundation

PURE India Trust

Action Aid

Samarthanam Trust


Sankalptaru Pan India



Community Action, Development, Liberative and Education

Sri Arunodayam

Diya Foundation

TamilNadu Differently abled Federation Charitable trust


Viswa Bharati Vidyodaya Trust





An Taisce - Clean Coasts



Women's Aid Dundalk





Ani Shlishi

Her Academy





Centro Aiuti Minori e Famiglie










Luxembourg and Amsterdam


Association Thérapie Equestre






Pro Mexico Indígena






Food For Hungry Minds

Rise Against Hunger Philippines



Poland and Russia


Lighthouse Charity Foundation






Halogen Foundation Singapore

World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)





Fundación Acción Contra el Hambre






Keep Sweden Tidy Foundation

Nema Problema



United Kingdom


Fresh Start

Winston's Wish

Rewilding Britain




United States


Arizona Council on Economic Education

House of Refuge

100 Black Men of Austin

House of Ruth Maryland

100 Black Men of Orange County

Humble Design

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

Humble Design Chicago

Bethesda Project

Las Casa De Las Madres

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Texas

Moveable Feast

Bowery Mission


Bridge Over Troubled Waters

Plant Chicago

Brooklyn Youth Sports Club

Points of Light

C48 Club Rotario Guatemala Norte

Tahirih Justice Center Los Angeles

Camp Dreamcatcher

Tahirih Justice Center Washington D.C.

Wishing Well Inc.

United Way of Santa Barbara

Completely KIDS

Vida Digna

David E. Glover Emerging Technology Center




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

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