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