Investing in Companies Known for Charitable Donations

When you make financial investments into different companies, you may be focused on a number of different factors. One of the most common factors that you may review is the potential return on your investment. However, you may also be focused on finding a company that is known for its social initiatives and its desire to give back to the community or to those in need in various ways. There are different steps that a company may take to give back, and most who have a charitable history will have press releases and other related information on their website for you to browse through. This makes it easy to find companies that give back to a community in some way.

A Company’s Own Foundation

Some companies have taken the initiative to create charitable foundations of their own, and the company may regularly make large financial contributions to the foundation to fund projects that are important to the founders. For example, Sukanto Tanoto founded the Tanoto Foundation to support those who are living in poverty and who struggle with hunger. He makes personal donations to this organization, and his company also funds the foundation. This is just one example of many, and other organizations and foundations may support those who have been impacted by a natural disaster, children who have been orphaned, families of those who lost their lives in military service and more.

Scholarship Opportunities

While some companies may run or fund a charitable foundation that is closely linked with the company, others will offer scholarship opportunities to those who are attending college or technical schools. These may be scholarships for the families of those who work for the company, or they may be available for those who want to study a specific program in college. Some may be designed for those who have shown compassion, who are high achievers in school or who have other unique traits and qualities. The scholarship opportunities of different companies can range from a few hundred dollars to a full tuition scholarship for a year or longer.

Work Programs for Those in Need

In addition, there are also work programs available through some companies. In many companies, there are openings for fairly unskilled positions, and some companies may pen these positions up to those in need through a charitable work program. These programs may be designed to give those in need an opportunity to work and provide a living for their family members. They may also be used to help individuals without significant professional skills to develop those skills while also earning much-needed income. Some of these programs have changed the lives of many people, enabling them to go onto advance in a career using the basic skills they obtained while working in a work program.

As an investor, you may want to make financial investments that will yield a great return, but you may also want to support companies that go the extra mile to make a difference in the local community, in the country or in the world. There are a number of companies with a great yield on stocks that also are known for their compassionate charitable contributions. When you are making your next investment purchases, you may consider researching this aspect of the companies you are thinking about investing in.

About Mohit Tater

Mohit is the co-founder and editor of Entrepreneurship Life, a place where entrepreneurs, start-ups, and business owners can find wide ranging information, advice, resources, and tools for starting, running, and growing their businesses.

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