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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.

Closing the opportunity gap

We live in a complex time. Inequities are clear, the status quo is being challenged, and authenticity, candor, and action are celebrated. It’s also a time when the gap between the haves and have-nots may feel paralyzing, due to the level of investment needed to turn the tides. There is much more work to be done. We need bold actions, diverse voices and inclusive solutions. We need to think differently. We need to collaborate more. As we charge forward through FY19, the PwC Charitable Foundation will continue to pursue and promote opportunities to help close the gap.

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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About our cause areas

People of PwC

The PwC Charitable Foundation (the Foundation) began as an organization powered by the people of PwC, and that’s still an indelible part of who we are. The people of PwC are compassionate, caring, and motivated to make a difference — and the Foundation amplifies that spirit. 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.


“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world,” Nelson Mandela stated. The Foundation addresses urgent issues in education by supporting solutions that strive to not merely fill in the gaps, but to help to eliminate them. Through our support of innovative organizations offering access to digital lessons on topics from personal finance and technology, to the history of female entrepreneurs and African-American activists, we strive to inspire and empower individuals to attain high goals. At the same time, we know that improving high school and college graduation rates for underserved communities increases access to meaningful opportunities for future career success. Our support of programs that target and teach relevant technological skills for 21st century employment will help students thrive. With each lesson taught from our portfolio of grantees, we are one step closer to leveling the education playing field.


The Foundation supports victims and their communities at every stage of an urgent crisis or natural disaster. We work to put support systems and relationships in place in advance so that we can address immediate needs while also enabling mid- and long-term recovery efforts. We continue to invest in programs that address inequalities in access and opportunities, and the resulting disparities in financial health, stability, and well-being particularly for underserved communities whose lives are most significantly disrupted by disasters. And, as disasters continue to become more frequent and more severe, we are taking innovative, tech-enabled approaches to assist communities in crisis. 

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Charlotte Coker Gibson

Charlotte Coker Gibson

Executive Director, Charitable Foundation, PwC US