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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

In FY19, the PwC Charitable Foundation, Inc. hit a milestone, surpassing $100 million in cumulative grantmaking since it was established in 2001. We continue to deepen our investments across our focus areas—supporting the people of PwC and addressing society’s greatest challenges in education and humanitarianism. Together with our grantees, we’re making significant strides in helping to close the opportunity gap and build more resilient communities.

Yolanda Seals-Coffield
President, PwC Charitable Foundation, Inc.

A Milestone Year

In 2019, the PwC Foundation surpassed $100 million in total grantmaking since it was established in 2001. Here’s a look at what we’ve achieved, together with PwCers and many leading organizations, over the years.

Education: Closing the opportunity gap

4.6 million educators and students received increased access to training and tools to help them succeed in a technology-based future.


 

Humanitarianism: Responding to disasters and building more resilient communities

Responded to 220+ domestic and international disasters affecting more than 100 million people.

 

People of PwC

1,500 hardship grants to PwC staff and family members in crisis.


 
 
Special commitment to our Veterans

More than 150,000 veterans and family members educated, trained or employed through workforce development programs.


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.

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

“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.

Humanitarianism

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. 

Contact us

Charlotte Coker Gibson

Charlotte Coker Gibson

Executive Director, Charitable Foundation, PwC US