Annie E. Casey/Family Counts
The Volunteers of America / Annie E. Casey Foundation partnership is designed to recognize, encourage, and extend the influence of Volunteers of America programs that take innovative approaches to strengthening families. A grant from the Annie E. Casey Foundation provides three winning family strengthening programs each year with $20,000 to enhance and support their program models. The grant also provides resource to conduct trainings in order to allow other local offices to learn about and replicate the best practices.
Capital One Financial Corporation, headquartered in McLean, Va., is a Fortune 500 company offering a broad spectrum of financial products and services to consumers, small businesses and commercial clients. Capital One recognizes the need for quality, safe, affordable housing and the role that housing plays in neighborhood revitalization and economic recovery. Volunteers of America is one of the nation's leading housing organizations to receive $5 million in grants from Capital One Financial Corporation and the Capital One Foundation. The grants will help the organizations provide critical education and counseling services for homeowners and affordable housing residents in need.
Volunteers of America works with EcoMedia, a division of CBS, to identify and realize environmental improvement projects in low-income housing nationwide. The goal of this partnership is to make housing for the country's most vulnerable citizens more energy efficient, thus decreasing living expenses for those on fixed incomes, while improving the environment. Through CBS EcoMedia Inc.'s innovative EcoAd program, corporate advertisers will provide financial support for the projects, which will include the installation of solar panels, lighting retrofits and additional technologies that lower energy costs. CBS EcoMedia also funds projects supported by leading environmental, wellness and education nonprofits with Ad Dollars, further improving the quality of life in communities nationwide.
The Home Depot
Volunteers of America is one of the nation's largest nonprofit organizations addressing veterans' needs. Nationally, it serves more than 40,000 homeless veterans each year in programs nationwide. Since 2011, The Home Depot Foundation has given nearly $10 million to Volunteers of America to improve housing solutions for homeless veterans and their families. In addition, Team Depot, The Home Depot's associate-led volunteer force, has completed countless projects in partnership with Volunteers of America affiliates across the country. Together, we have been able to refurbish or build housing for more than 2,500 homeless veterans and many of their family members.
Juice Plus+ ® has been a strong supporter of Volunteers of America since 1988, helping us deliver community programs that deal with today's most pressing social needs, from child daycare to homeless outreach to low income housing. Juice Plus+ has organized and encouraged volunteer initiatives for their employees to provide direct volunteer services in local communities.
Family owned and operated since 1963, Niagara Bottling is the largest private label bottled water supplier in the United States. Niagara Bottling and their philanthropic division, Niagara Cares, is committed to supporting local and national community initiatives by engaging stakeholders and investing its resources for vulnerable children and their families. Volunteers of America is working with Niagara Bottling to fund key improvements in our children and youth programs in their local communities.
The Players Trust
The Major League Baseball Players Trust and Volunteers of America have worked in partnership since 2002 to benefit people in need and encourage others to get involved to help children, at-risk youth and families. The partnership has resulted in a youth volunteer initiative in which players lead local Action Teams whose mission is to inspire high school students to become volunteers in their communities. Through the Trust the players provide funding and make public appearances to raise awareness about Volunteers of America's services.
Scholastic, the global children's publishing, education and media company, has partnered with Volunteers of America since 1999. Volunteers of America participates in the Scholastic Book Grants Program, a corporate in-kind giving program that provides high-quality reading materials to the nation's neediest young people. Volunteers of America local offices distribute large quantities of free Scholastic books in their programs and in their communities each year, over five million books have been donated to date in over 35 states. Scholastic's goal is to ensure that each of its book donations has a significant impact on fostering literacy. Volunteers of America shares this goal by providing access to books for the children and families we serve and encouraging a love of reading. This and other programs like Words Travel exemplifies Scholastic and Volunteers of America's commitment to enhancing the lives of children and families.