T-Mobile (NASDAQ: TMUS) and the T-Mobile Foundation have announced they are distributing a total of USD 1 million in funding this year to more than 120 nonprofits across the United States including Puerto Rico through their second-annual Regional Grants Program, the company said.
T-Mobile´s frontline retail and customer care employee teams are at the center of the program, choosing the grant recipients in their areas. Teams are also providing those nonprofits hands-on volunteer support at events happening through the end of the year.
The Regional Grants Program is funded by the T-Mobile Foundation, and each grantee is a US-based 501(c)(3) organization. This year´s recipients include local chapters of well-known national organizations like The Boys and Girls Club of Oakland and Soldiers´ Angels of North Florida and local nonprofits like The South End Teen Center in Waterville Maine and the Bronx Music Heritage Center.
In addition to the financial support, hundreds of T-Mobile employees have been planning and executing volunteer events with their regional grant recipients.
With 5,000-plus retail stores across the country and more than 50,000 employees, T-Mobile is steadfast in its mission to create positive change in the thousands of communities it serves every day. Investing in the T-Mobile Foundation, which funds things like the Regional Grants Program — as well as Huddle Up Volunteer Grants, the Changemaker Challenge and Generation T — makes good sense all around. Studies show that employees who actively engage in company giving and volunteer efforts are happier and find their jobs more fulfilling when provided opportunities to make a positive impact at work.
Last year, through the company´s employee matching program, text-to-give campaigns, community grants and holiday promotions like #GivingOnUs, T-Mobile and the T-Mobile Foundation gave to more than 6,000 different organizations and its employees volunteered nearly 60,000 hours.