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New Google.org Fellowship lets Googlers spend six months on pro bono work

New Google.org Fellowship lets Googlers spend six months on pro bono work

Google is known for giving employees 20% time to pursue other projects that might be beneficial in the long-term. The company is now launching the Google.org Fellowship to let employees do “full-time pro bono work for up to six months.”

Last year, Google launched a pilot project that let five employees work with a Google.org grantee focussed on stopping human trafficking.

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Cigna Employees Kick Off $25 Million Healthier Kids For Our Future Initiative By Combatting Childhood Hunger Globally

Cigna Employees Kick Off $25 Million Healthier Kids For Our Future Initiative By Combatting Childhood Hunger Globally

Global health service company Cigna Corporation (NYSE:CI) today kicks off Healthier Kids for Our Future, a $25 million five-year global initiative to improve the health and well-being of children. Cigna’s 74,000 global employees will work together to put children on a healthier path, starting with reducing childhood hunger and improving nutrition in local communities. Today, Cigna employees are working side-by-side to pack food for elementary school students who might otherwise go hungry on the weekends, in partnership with the non-profit organization, Blessings in a Backpack.

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CECP: Giving in Numbers Report

CECP: Giving in Numbers Report

CECP’s Giving in Numbers is the unrivaled leader in benchmarking on corporate social investments, in partnership with companies. It is the premier industry survey and research, providing standard-setting criteria in a go-to guide that has defined the field and advanced the movement. CECP has the largest and most historical data set on trends in the industry, shared by more than 500 multi-billion-dollar companies over nearly 15 years, representing more than $250 billion in corporate social investments. The report is embraced by professionals across all sectors globally to understand how corporations invest in society, with topics ranging from cash and in-kind/product, employee volunteerism and giving, and impact measurement. From quick questions, to presentations to company teams, boards, and CEOs, CECP is a trusted advisor to companies, analyzing Giving in Numbers data to provide customized insights to advance strategy and measure the business value.

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ArcelorMittal announces second round of Building Resilience grants

ArcelorMittal announces second round of Building Resilience grants

ArcelorMittal USA announced that 14 nonprofit partners will receive funding support totaling $325,000 as part of the company’s special community investment program, “Building Resilience: Investing in Nonprofit Sustainability.”

Launched in 2017 as a pilot program, the Building Resilience program extends ArcelorMittal’s corporate giving strategy to focus on the sustainability and resiliency of its existing nonprofit partners. The program invests in areas of nonprofit management that are traditionally underfunded by foundations and corporations yet could have a significant impact on the long-term sustainability of the nonprofit organization.

The 14 nonprofit organizations selected to receive 2018 Building Resilience funds are in the Calumet region (Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana), Ohio, Pennsylvania, Alabama and Minnesota. The average grant size is $23,000.

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Siemens Foundation and Discovery Education Announce 2019 Possibility Grant Sweepstakes

Siemens Foundation and Discovery Education Announce 2019 Possibility Grant Sweepstakes

The Siemens Foundation, one of the country’s premier organizations advancing STEM workforce development and education initiatives, and Discovery Education, the leading provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms, today announced the launch of the 2019 Possibility Grant Sweepstakes. The $10,000 grant provides the opportunity to enhance science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education experiences and access to immersive learning for K-12 youth. This year, the Siemens Foundation and Discovery Education are collaborating with Title I schools across the nation to encourage grant application participation. Together, they are partnering with districts, states, and like-minded organizations to captivate students, empower teachers, transform classrooms and increase academic achievement.

The $10,000 grant will be utilized by school leaders to purchase STEM-related equipment, supplies and technology, or to refurbish existing STEM labs. The collaboration between the Siemens Foundation and Discovery Education ensures that K-12 students are given access to the tools they need to succeed in the 21st-century. K-12 educators, parents and school communities are invited to support the Possibility Grant Sweepstakes by voting for their favorite school once daily, until April 27, 2019, at SiemensSTEMDay.com/sweepstakes. Participants are also encouraged to join the Siemens STEM Day conversation on social media using the hashtag #IDreamofSTEM in the months leading up to the grand prize announcement.

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