The Power of Our People
Through 17 BlackRock Gives committees around the world, employees help direct the firm's charitable donations and volunteer our time to address the needs of our local communities. Each committee sponsors volunteer events throughout the year for causes that we are most passionate about, including: education, the environment and fighting homelessness.
BlackRock makes it easier for its employees to give back to their communities by offering full-time employees two paid days off for volunteering and by matching eligible charitable donations dollar for dollar up to $5000/year.
Where Innovation Meets Philanthropy
As an innovator on the cutting edge of technology and finance, BlackRock understands the potential for transformative social change inherent in the intersection of the two. We are engaged in ongoing efforts to maximize social good through best in class partnerships in this space, including Fast Forward.
Fast Forward is a San Francisco-based accelerator for nonprofits "at the intersection of tech and good”, helping early-stage, tech-leveraged, non-profit startups that share a mission to solve social problems and create meaningful change across global populations.
Year Up empowers low-income young adults to go from poverty to professional careers. Millions of young adults in the U.S. have talent but lack opportunity; many companies have opportunities available but lack the talent they need. Year Up works to close the gap.