Progress

In FY15, we continued to build more, comprehensive multi-year relationships to leverage technological advances and drive systemic change.

We also announced a new, sustained commitment to support the education, re-training, and transition of our US military veterans to civilian life, and continued to invest in inspiring social entrepreneurs and non-profit organizations with a specific focus in the areas of educational technology and women’s empowerment.

By the end of FY15, not only did we achieve greater impact, we were also positioned to reach a historic grantmaking milestone.

FY15 highlights

Education

FY15 $12,769,686
2001–2015 $31,807,665

Humanitarianism

FY15 $1,220,000
2001–2015 $8,765,764

People of PwC

FY15 $1,873,846
2001–2015 $6,688,793

Total

FY15 $15,863,532
2001–2015 $47,262,222

50% increase

in the number of multi-year grants representing a 15% increase in total Foundation grantmaking over FY14 and further bolstering the organizational capacity of our grantees.

$5 million

to be granted over five years for US veterans through a new commitment that focuses on education and transition support to prepare our veterans for careers in today’s ever changing economy.

3.4 million

teachers and students have benefitted inside and outside the classroom from technology-enabled, digital tools created by our grantees to scale access to the underserved.

60% increase

in the amount of dollars granted to support the people of PwC and/or the charities they care about through programs like the People Who Care Fund and Dollars for Doers.

$290,000

granted directly to the people of PwC through the Foundation's People Who Care Fund – a fund that assists in times of unexpected hardship, such as natural disasters or unforeseen medical maladies.

2,300

scholarships valued at $7 million were awarded by the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation – 100 more scholarships and an additional $400,000 in scholarship support compared to the previous academic year.

Grantee highlights

Whether creating pathways to success in technology for underrepresented minorities, building a new entrepreneurial curriculum for high school students, supporting the children of our US military through scholarships, or venturing outside the traditional scale of disaster response to focus on those who would be overlooked and/or untreated; here are just a few stories about the progress of pioneering organizations we are learning from and supporting.

Points of Light Civic Accelerator/ CODE2040

Topic: Education

Our leading sponsorship of the Points of Light Civic Accelerator has directly supported more than 40 social ventures founded or co-founded by women. One of these organizations is CODE2040, a San Francisco-based non-profit that creates pathways to educational, professional, and entrepreneurial success in technology for underrepresented minorities with a specific focus on Blacks and Latino/as. During 2015, CODE2040 had more than 500 applicants from 150 colleges and universities apply for summer fellowships, with more than 200 companies expressing interest in hosting summer interns. This year, they will welcome a fellow class of 80, more than double its 2015 class.

Code 2040 group photo

BUILD

Topic: Entrepreneurship

BUILD aims to re-engage at-risk students through entrepreneurship, empowering them to see the value of education as a way to their future success. In the first year of a three-year grant cycle, BUILD has completed the design of its enhanced ninth and tenth grade programs: BUILD Entrepreneurship and BUILD Exploration. They have also restructured their curriculum to focus on six specific Spark Skills that research links directly to high school, college, and career success, and which BUILD carefully measures to ensure student progress: communication, collaboration, innovation, problem solving, self-management, and grit. In 2015, 92% of BUILD seniors graduated from high school, compared to 73% of low-income students nationwide.

BUILD student

Team Rubicon

Topic: Humanitarianism

Last year, we became a lead sponsor of Team Rubicon’s Ready Reserve, empowering them to provide unrestricted rapid response to more federally declared, less-visible disasters across the country without relying on disaster-specific fundraising. This support nearly doubles Team Rubicon’s capacity to respond to international and domestic disasters. Team Rubicon also reached nearly 32,000 total members last year, a 25% increase in the number of veterans and first responders volunteering to respond to disasters.

Team Rubicon at work. Photo credit: Kirk Jackson, Team Rubicon

Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation

Topic: Veterans

We kicked off a new five-year commitment to supporting veterans with a $1,250,000 grant to the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation. During the 2015–2016 school year, the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation awarded 2,300 scholarships valued at $7,000,000. This is 100 more scholarships and an additional $400,000 in scholarship support compared to the previous academic year. With an average award amount of $3,000 per academic year, the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation’s scholarships are contributing to a reduction in student loan debt and out of pocket expenses, while also lifting the burden of worry off the shoulders of military families. The number of students graduating or on track to graduate from their degree or certification programs is 90%.

Veteran portraits

MIND Research Institute

Topic: Financial literacy

MIND Research Institute is developing a Spatial-Temporal (ST) Math® Financial Literacy program to be the leading example of a game-based program that teaches students financial skills required in the 21st century global economy. The program builds on MIND’s unique visual method of teaching math concepts, with computer-based classroom lessons that focus on four key areas: 1) mathematical skills that are fundamental to financial literacy; 2) mathematical modeling that builds understanding of growth that’s common in finance; 3) cognitive training that enhances decision-making ability; and 4) financial games that allow students to apply all of the above to real-life examples. In the second half of a two-year grant, MIND piloted the financial literacy program in several middle school classrooms.

Game-based program

Our national reach

West

$1,385,585 invested from FY12 to FY15

72 Non-profit Organizations

Impact and reach of the West

Midwest

$1,678,000 invested from FY12 to FY15

54 Non-profit Organizations

Impact and reach of the Midwest

East

$5,653,538 invested from FY12 to FY15

161 Non-profit Organizations

Impact and reach of the East

West

MARKET TOTAL $ INVESTED FROM FY12 TO FY15 # OF NPOs
North Texas 224,300 10
San Francisco 215,000 9
Pacific Northwest 126,623 8
San Jose 195,000 10
Greater Houston 231,223 11
Rockies 82,287 7
Southern California 311,152 17
Total 1,385,585 72

Midwest

MARKET TOTAL $ INVESTED FROM FY12 TO FY15 # OF NPOs
Minneapolis 200,000 9
Greater Chicago 855,000 12
Greater Michigan 180,000 7
Lake Erie 190,000 10
OKI 141,000 10
Missouri 112,000 6
Total 1,678,000 54

East

MARKET TOTAL $ INVESTED FROM FY12 TO FY15 # OF NPOs
Philadelphia Metro 572,000 13
Florida 119,800 10
Northeast 914,800 24
Tampa ESC 155,438 7
Greater Atlanta 389,500 14
Washington Metro 584,000 20
New York Metro 2,678,000 65
Carolinas 240,000 8
Total 5,653,538 161