The company's private foundation was established in 1982 to give back to the communities where customers and employees live and work. Since then, the Enterprise Holdings Foundation has contributed more than $302.5 million to thousands of local nonprofits focused on community improvement, education and environmental stewardship. Commitments range from global initiatives to community-focused projects, such as the recent development of a wildflower roundabout.
In FY2017, the Enterprise Holdings Foundation donated $36.5 million. Ninety-six percent of those grants fulfilled requests by employees to help community causes they personally champion and actively support.
Major ongoing philanthropic initiatives – totaling more than $180 million in commitments – include:
- Enterprise “50 Million Tree Pledge” ($50 million/50 years) – Planting 1 million trees a year to help restore public lands badly in need of reforestation.
- Enterprise “Fill Your Tank” Program ($60 million/six years) – Addressing food insecurity around the globe.
- American Red Cross Annual Disaster Giving Program ($3 million/three years) – Supporting preparedness and disaster relief efforts.
- Fisher House ($6 million/six years) – Supporting scholarship and housing programs for families of veterans.
- Enterprise Rent-A-Car Institute for Renewable Fuels ($35 million) – Developing and applying technologies to enhance the potential of oilseed crops, algae and bioenergy grasses as sources of sustainable bioenergy.
- “Routes & Roots: Enterprise Healthy Rivers Project” ($30 million/five years) – Helping support The Nature Conservancy’s long-term water resource management initiatives.
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Enterprise Holdings is also a longtime supporter of the United Way. In 1969, the company held its first employee supported United Way campaign, and since that time, employees have continued to show their support. To date, contributions to local United Way chapters from employees, combined with the Foundation’s 50 percent employee match, total more than $300 million.
Thanks to the generosity of Enterprise, National and Alamo employees, each year the Foundation holds one of the largest United Way corporate campaigns in North America. We support United Way campaigns in the U.S. and Canada as well as the “Give as You Earn” program in the U.K.
Employees within the Enterprise Holdings global network are encouraged to submit grant applications, and Enterprise Holdings partners with customers to support initiatives important to them. Learn more about how to submit a request and Enterprise Holdings' giving guidelines. For a list of Frequently Asked Questions from those who are considering applying for grants from the Enterprise Holdings Foundation, click here.
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