Equitable Excellence Scholarship®
Supports students from across the country who strive to be force for good in the communities and beyond.
Since 1859, our promise has been to help people pursue what’s possible. We do this in our business every day, and we work hard to build a better future for our communities too. For over 30 years, Equitable Foundation has contributed to the success and vitality of our communities through grants, partnerships, and volunteerism.
*The reference to 1859 Founding refers exclusively to Equitable Financial Life Insurance Company (NY, NY)
Social impact & Community engagement
One of the four pillars of our ESG strategy is Building Stronger Communities. We want to be a force for good by connecting and inspiring our people through our key programs, and leveraging the strength and stability of Equitable Foundation. We aspire to drive positive and sustainable change in society and to advance community vitality and social mobility. The Foundation established three focus areas to guide our social impact efforts, which reflect our broader ESG aspirations and align to enterprise objectives. These areas include:
Advancing equity and opportunity
Building healthy and vibrant communities
College access and career advancement
Matching giftsThrough our Matching Gifts program, we double the impact of the charitable contributions made by our employees and financial professionals. In 2022, over $3.2 million was donated to nonprofit organization and charitable causes that our employees and financial professionals support. The programs are designed to help you magnify the impact of your own giving while leveraging your community activities and can be used to support branch-related community projects.
Disaster reliefEquitable is proud to be an annual contributing member of the American Red Cross Disaster Responder Program. Our annual support is an investment in disaster relief preparedness, ensuring the Red Cross can pre-position supplies, secure shelters, maintain vehicles and train volunteers nationwide, so they are always ready to respond when disaster strikes. In addition to our annual support of the Red Cross, employee and financial professionals’ personal donations to aid with disaster relief are also matched at a 1:1 allocation through Equitable Foundation’s Disaster Relief Matching Gifts Program.
Equitable in ActionAt Equitable we want to be seen as a Force for Good with the communities in which we live and work. This is not just about giving our time to a great cause. It’s about building up our surrounding communities and recognizing we're stronger together – as a team, as a company and as a community. Equitable Foundation awards grants to support our non-profit partner organizations where volunteer events take place. In addition, in employee sites across the organization, we give our people time off to volunteer in their communities and support these organizations.
College Access & College Advancement
- Carolina Youth Coalition
- CCSSO - National Teacher of the Year
- Common App
- Donor's Choose
- National College Attainment Network
- On Point for College
- Scholarship America
- Students Against Destructive Decisions
- Teach for America
- Thurgood Marshall College Fund
- United Negro College Fund