PwC Charitable Foundation annual report

Supporting the people of PwC in times of need and investing in emerging solutions to society’s greatest challenges in education and humanitarianism.


Our vision at the PwC Foundation is to advance a more purpose-led and values-driven thoughtful and supportive approach to helping solve society’s greatest challenges in education and humanitarianism. We have, since the Foundation’s establishment, endeavored to be a catalyst for change. Our grantmaking continues to evolve as new opportunities emerge to invest in creative solutions, platforms and people.

Message from our President

Shannon Schuyler,
President, PwC Charitable Foundation, Inc.

Impact of giving

People are at the heart of our mission. Explore the stories of some of the individuals who have been impacted directly by the work of the Foundation and our grantees.

Our grantmaking philosophy

We are committed to supporting the people of PwC and addressing the societal issues that impact them, their families and their communities. By leveraging their knowledge, interests, goodwill and entrepreneurial spirit, we invest in scalable solutions to society’s biggest challenges in education and humanitarianism.

Investing for meaningful change

The Foundation’s investment in our priority areas continues to expand year after year, in response to evolving societal challenges and with our goal of supporting organizations and initiatives focused on addressing their root causes. This increasingly means driving innovations and scale that help bring financial capability and technology skills to underserved populations as well as investing in programs that educate the broader population about the essential contributions of minorities.

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People of PwC

The PwC Charitable Foundation began as an organization powered by the people of PwC. Their compassion for each other and desire to help their communities continue to inspire us to do more. We support the people of PwC, and the communities where they live and work, in times of emergency financial hardship and unexpected challenges, and celebrate with them to honor their successes and achievements.


The Foundation addresses urgent issues in education by supporting solutions that don’t merely strive to fill in the gaps, but to eliminate them. Education should be synonymous with potential, access and opportunity. But significant gaps and inequities persist. There is a strong correlation between poverty and both high school and college graduation rates. 61% of the wealthiest students ultimately graduate from college, as compared to only 16% of low-income students.

At the same time, the world of work is evolving at an amazing pace. By 2020, 77% of all jobs will require some degree of technological skill yet only 40% of schools teach computer science. Becoming an independent adult can be a more significant challenge for kids who have had no exposure to financial education. But the majority of high school students have never taken a class in personal finance. 


We’re helping communities build and sustain resilience by preparing for, and responding to, natural disasters and urgent crises. We enable progressive relief organizations to address immediate needs and to build capacity to respond more effectively in the future. We invest in ventures that address inequities in access and opportunities and the resulting disparities in financial health, stability and well-being. The Foundation’s efforts in the cause area of humanitarianism include market grants and grants to organizations and agencies that provide emergency relief during natural disasters. Our commitment to veterans, and their critical work in disaster response, is an important part of our investment in humanitarian efforts.

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Shannon Schuyler

Principal; Chief Purpose Officer; Responsible Business Leader; President of the PwC Charitable Foundation, Inc., PwC US

Charlotte Coker Gibson

Executive Director, Charitable Foundation, PwC US

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