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Community Giving

Local Hubs For Global Support

There’s more than one way to ensure our communities thrive. At Enterprise Holdings, we have a mission to support our neighborhoods in as many ways as we can. By using our local lens to address even the biggest social challenges, we’re able to maximize our impact: through funding crucial programs, encouraging a culture of volunteerism among our teams and empowering employees to identify the areas of giving most important to them.

$350M+ contributed

by employees through giving programs plus the Foundation's 50% match

$40K per year

awarded to community nonprofits on behalf of outstanding regional teams as part of the Jack C. Taylor Founding Values Award

Partnerships & Initiatives

Fill Your Tank®

Food insecurity exists everywhere. Enterprise Holdings is fighting to change
that by investing in domestic and international hunger-relief programs that
help even the most vulnerable populations.

ROAD Forward

The ROAD Forward initiative, which empowers employees to identify the most pressing issues in their communities, was designed to support organizations that advance social and racial equity. Its primary focus is on early childhood development, youth health & wellness and career & college preparation.

50 Million Tree Pledge®

Established to honor Enterprise’s 50th anniversary, the 50 Million Tree Pledge is a partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation to restore and reforest ecosystems inforests of greatest need. The initiative will plant 50 million trees by 2056 throughout the United States, United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada, France, Germany and Spain.

Routes and Roots®: Enterprise Healthy Rivers Project

Improving the health of rivers for communities, Routes and Roots supports The Nature Conservancy’s efforts for protection, restoration and sustainable management of rivers and other freshwater ecosystems in North America, Europe and around the world.

American Red Cross Annual Disaster Giving Program

To ensure the Red Cross is always ready to act, we provide ongoing support for Disaster Relief and International Services. This funding helps enable theorganization to respond immediately to those affected by domestic and international disasters of all sizes.

Fisher House Foundation

The Fisher House Foundation provides no-cost  lodging to military and veteran families receiving treatment at military medical centers. It also supports a specialHeroes’ Legacy Scholarship for the children of those who died or have become 100% disabled through active military service since Sept. 11, 2001.

How We Make A Difference

My Purpose. My Time.

We build time for care into our calendars—offering employees paid time off each year to volunteer for and support the causes closest to their hearts. 

Employee-Identified Grants

By empowering our employees to identify organizations in their communities that they are actively involved with, we’re broadening our areas of impact. Spouses/domestic partners of employees can also participate. 

Enterprise Holdings Foundation

Every year since 1982, our Foundation has targeted the most pressing issues in communities across the globe. To date, our Foundation has donated more than half a billion dollars to those causes. 

Stronger Together Employee Giving Program

Every year since 1969, our annual employee giving campaign generates much-needed support for community initiatives. For every dollar our employees donate, the Foundation contributes an additional 50% match. To date, our employees and Foundation have donated over $350 million. 

Modeling New Means Of Support, Close To Home
 

Our headquarters are in St. Louis—and our local giving has become the model for how we continue to grow our support in communities around the globe. In St. Louis, we’re helping advance initiatives including: 
 

• Economic and Workforce Development 

• College and Career Readiness 

• Diversity, Equity and Inclusion 

• Key Health and Human Service Needs 

 

Foundation FAQs

The Enterprise Holdings Foundation was established by founder Jack C. Taylor to give back to the communities in which our partners and employees live and work. The Foundation provides charitable support to worthwhile, non-profit initiatives that are actively supported by Enterprise Holdings employees and their spouses/domestic partners. Contributions are made to thousands of local communities across the globe where the organization operates. 

The Foundation’s philanthropic and community relations mission is to ensure that we maintain our leadership position as a valued and responsible corporate citizen by enhancing the quality of life in our communities consistent with the organization’s business goals and objectives. The Foundation provides grants to qualified tax-exempt 501(c)(3) public charities in the United States, registered charities in Canada, registered and exempt charities in the United Kingdom, charities on the DZI list in Germany and charities with a tax eligibility certificate in France and Spain. The Foundation supports relief projects or causes that Enterprise Holdings deems important as they arise, such as natural disasters that affect our employees and partners. 

The Foundation considers the support of schools (other than higher education); athletic teams; and churches, synagogues or other houses of worship a personal responsibility, and therefore discourages requests for Foundation support of these types of organizations. In addition, the Foundation does not consider support for the following: individuals; employee-created charities; man-made disasters; terrorist organizations or groups that condone acts of violence; political, public policy and labor organizations; school organizations including clubs, parent teacher groups, social fraternities and sororities and alumni associations; non-charitable or private organizations (according to IRS Codes); tuition; fees; memberships; memorial donations; virtual events; dues; event tickets; subscriptions; telethons; or beauty pageants. The Foundation does not support multi-year grants; nor does it fund an organization’s ongoing operating expenses, salary costs or budget deficits. In an effort to support as many worthwhile causes as possible, employees are limited to one personal request for themselves each year plus one on behalf of their spouse/domestic partner. 

Enterprise Holdings holds an annual Stronger Together Employee Giving campaign to facilitate donations from employees who wish to support organizations in their local communities. Employees are given the choice of supporting their local United Way chapter or a small number of employee-identified agencies representing a variety of causes. The Foundation provides a 50% match to employee contributions throughout communities in the United States and Canada. Similarly, the Foundation supports the "Give as You Earn" scheme in the United Kingdom. 

If your question is not answered here or you would like more information, contact us at foundation@ehi.com.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Our doors are open. See why leaving a legacy of diversity is one of our Founding Values.

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Driving Sustainability

As a family-owned business spanning generations, we’re uniquely aware of the importance in preserving our world for the future.