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Community Impact

Powering Change Through Giving

Caring for people is more than a core value. It’s practiced every day in communities across the country where our employees live and work. It’s how we make a real difference in the communities we call home.

Making an Impact

From annual support in the millions of dollars to thousands of volunteer hours, we make an impact in the places we call home.

2023 Employee Giving Campaign



$5.5 million

Raised in donations by employees and matched by The Standard and Meiji Yasuda


Nonprofit organizations and schools supported

$7.1 million

Total donations in 2023


Senior leaders on nonprofit and civic boards

Explore Our Commitment to Community

At The Standard, there are countless ways to get involved, give back and find your favorite way to care.


The philosophy behind our charitable giving is shaped by the same attributes that help make us a leading provider of financial services: integrity, commitment and doing things differently.

Employee Programs

From paid volunteer time off to community service awards, we cultivate a broad and rewarding culture of caring.

Environmental, Social and Governance Report

Learn how our foundation of solid business practices is creating a positive impact.

The Standard Charitable Foundation

The Standard Charitable Foundation awarded a total of $215,000 in grants to five nonprofits in 2023.

Blanchet House of Hospitality

Blanchet House received $50,000 for the construction of its new dormitories at Blanchet Farm in Yamhill County, Oregon. This unique nine-month residential addiction recovery program gives clients a chance to learn from peer mentors and build life skills at a working farm. The grant from The Standard Charitable Foundation allows the nonprofit to expand services to 60 program participants.

PHAME Academy

PHAME Academy received $25,000 to remodel a fully accessible facility in Portland, Oregon. This grant will allow PHAME to expand its education programs, which empower more than 1,000 adults with developmental disabilities through participation in the arts.

Junior Achievement of Oregon and Southwest Washington

Junior Achievement received $75,000 to expand and update its facilities in Portland, Oregon, and establish a new program site in Hillsboro, Oregon. With the addition of the Hillsboro site, BizTown and Finance Park — JA’s signature programs focused on financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship — will reach more than 25,000 students annually, inspiring and preparing them for future success.

Hillsboro Community Foundation

Hillsboro Community Foundation received $50,000 to support the inclusive elements of a playground adjacent to Hidden Creek Community Center in Hillsboro, Oregon. The project is a partnership of Hillsboro Parks and Recreation, Hillsboro Community Foundation and Hillsboro School District and will be the city’s first fully inclusive park and playground.

New Avenues for Youth

New Avenues for Youth in Portland, Oregon, received $15,000 to support its social enterprise programs including the Ben & Jerry's PartnerShops and the New Avenues INK screen-printing business. New Avenues works to prevent youth homelessness and provide young people experiencing or at risk of homelessness with the opportunities and resources to lead healthy, productive lives as well as gain work experience, develop job skills and earn wages.

Recent Honors and Awards


Perfect score on the Disability Equality Index and recognized as “A Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion”

The Standard named 2023 Best Place To Work for Disability Inclusion


Score of 90 on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Corporate Equality Index

Human Rights Campaign Foundation 2023-2024 Corporate Equity Index
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