C H Robinson, a global third-party logistics (3PL) providder, announced that it will contribute $1,030,000 in 2018 to non-profit organizations in North America, Europe and Asia.
Approximately $350,000 in grants funding from the C H Robinson Foundation is being given to non-profits in the company’s headquarters state of Minnesota. Grant recipients are selected by a committee made of employees from across the company and the foundation board, and focus on educational success for at-risk youth, hunger prevention, affordable housing, crisis needs and health-related causes.
Other C H Robinson Foundation programs contribute to employee gift and volunteer match programs, a hardship fund to support employees during a time of need, disaster relief funds, and undergraduate scholarship programs.
The company and its foundation have given $25 million back to non-profit organizations since 2005.
“Our philanthropy strategy is grounded in our firm belief that our employees are the most important reason for our success, and that giving back is part of our cultural DNA,” said Angie Freeman, chief human resources officer at the company. “We care about the issues that matter to our employees, and that drives our giving decisions. One great example of this is our annual giving campaign, Robinson Cares.”
A month-long, employee-led giving program the company has championed since 1999, Robinson Cares has resulted in more than $4.6 million raised for non-profits of the employees’ choice, mainly within communities where they live and work. The 2018 Robinson Cares campaign raised $680,000 and employee volunteers gave more than 2,100 hours of volunteer time for neighbors in need; 380 non-profits were beneficiaries of the Robinson Cares campaign n 2018. The 2018 campaign, which was held in September, reached a new record for office participation including, for the first time, employee groups in Asia and Europe.
For more information, visit www.chrobinson.com.