$2.6 Million Awarded To Nonprofits In 2011

Friday, August 24, 2012

The Standard Charitable Foundation, Standard Insurance Company, and its employees and retirees together awarded more than $2.6 million across the nation last year to nonprofits. Giving focused on nonprofit organizations that share the company's emphasis on education, disability and empowerment, cultural development and healthy communities.

Through the company's matching gift program, employees and retirees donated to more than 780 nonprofits in communities where employees and customers of The Standard live and work. The Standard's employees also volunteered thousands of hours in their communities on company-donated time.

"In 2011, employees of The Standard continued rolling up their sleeves to lend a hand in the communities where we live and work," said Greg Ness, chairman, president and CEO of The Standard. "A company is a reflection of the values and passions of those who work there, and I'm very proud to be surrounded by coworkers who remain dedicated to our tradition of community support."

The Standard's 2011 Report to the Community outlines the company's philanthropic giving and highlights The Standard's employee volunteer and sustainability programs.

Below are a few highlights from the report:

  • The Standard's Volunteer Expo, held annually in Portland and Cincinnati, connects regional nonprofit organizations with employees and other members of the community, helping them find volunteer opportunities that match their skills and interests.
  • A partnership between Portland's De La Salle High School and The Standard provided paid work study, career and life skills opportunities for 28 students working one day each week at The Standard during the school year.
  • Blanchet House, a Portland-based nonprofit serving more than 800 meals daily to those in need since 1952, received a $50,000 grant over two years from The Standard Charitable Foundation to support construction of a new building.

View our Report to the Community.

Since 2006, The Standard Charitable Foundation, The Standard and its employees and retirees have contributed more than $12.5 million in grants and social investments. Read additional information about corporate community involvement.