Metro Atlanta is a titan in the arena of nonprofit headquarters. But does the corporate community show the same commitment to the greater good?
You might be surprised at how much support is out there. Here are just a few examples of how metro corporations are giving back.
According to the company's report on social responsibility, Chick-fil-A Inc. and its franchised restaurant operators have given more than $68 million in contributions to roughly 700 educational and charitable organizations — just within the last three years. Atlanta's Junior Achievement Chick-fil-A Foundation Discovery Center is getting ready to celebrate its third anniversary after opening in August 2013. The center provides a novel financial literacy experience for middle school students.
The e Coca-Cola Company gives back 1 percent of its prior year's operating income annually. Last year alone, The Coca-Cola Company and The Coca-Cola Foundation gave back more than $117 million to directly benefit nearly 300 organizations across more than 70 countries and territories.
In fact, the philanthropic work of Robert Woodruff, Coca-Cola's former president, is deeply rooted in Georgia: Experts say his charitable work helping treat malaria patients set the stage for the first comprehensive field study of the disease and helped lead to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ending up in Atlanta.
While Home Depot employees volunteer their time to support hundreds of charitable causes, The Home Depot Foundation prioritizes helping veterans. The foundation's focus is on helping improve their homes and lives.
In recent years the foundation has also donated more than $39.5 million to 1,250 nonprofit organizations in Atlanta. It also hosts the Building Community Network, which "recognizes best practices in the areas of leadership, programming, collaboration and innovation within Georgia’s nonprofit sector."
These are just a few on the list of companies with metro headquarters that working to make a difference.
To learn more about their work, please click on each company's name below.
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