PayPal Employees Award Grants to More Than 75 Nonprofits Around the World
10 Sep 2021
Kim Kelly, ALNF Co-Founder and Executive Director

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:

Australia

 

The Australian Literacy & Numeracy Foundation

 

 

 

Brazil

 

Instituto Bacarelli

Onco Amigo

 

 

Canada

 

Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business

Dan's Legacy

Family Services of Greater Vancouver

 

 

 

China

 

Canadian Society for Educating Girls of Rural China

The Nature Conservancy (TNC)

Pass Love Charity Foundation

 

 

 

France

 

Perce-Neige

 

 

 

Germany

 

Future Of Ghana Germany e.V.

WWF Deutschland

 

 

Hong Kong

 

Gender Empowerment

 

 

 

India

 

Abhilasha Foundation

PURE India Trust

Action Aid

Samarthanam Trust

Anbagam

Sankalptaru Pan India

Bhumi

Smile

Community Action, Development, Liberative and Education

Sri Arunodayam

Diya Foundation

TamilNadu Differently abled Federation Charitable trust

Goonj

Viswa Bharati Vidyodaya Trust

 

 

Ireland

 

An Taisce - Clean Coasts

DEPAUL

ChildVision

Women's Aid Dundalk

 

 

Israel

 

Ani Shlishi

Her Academy

 

 

Italy

 

Centro Aiuti Minori e Famiglie

 

 

 

Japan

 

ETIC

 

 

 

Luxembourg and Amsterdam

 

Association Thérapie Equestre

 

 

 

Mexico

 

Pro Mexico Indígena

 

 

 

Philippines

 

Food For Hungry Minds

Rise Against Hunger Philippines

 

 

Poland and Russia

 

Lighthouse Charity Foundation

 

 

 

Singapore

 

Halogen Foundation Singapore

World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)

 

 

Spain

 

Fundación Acción Contra el Hambre

 

 

 

Sweden

 

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

Narika

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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