Ameriprise Financial, together with its employees and advisors, gave $13 million and logged 81,000 hours volunteering at nonprofits across the country in 2016. In keeping with its longstanding philanthropic priorities, the firm directed much of its support to nonprofits aimed at helping individuals meet basic needs like food and shelter.
The highlight of the firm-wide commitment to volunteerism took place on the Ameriprise National Days of Service, which aim to help the one in eight Americans struggling with hunger. For the past several years the National Days of Service have been the largest single-day volunteer events hosted with Feeding America, the nation’s leading domestic hunger-relief organization. The 2016 events brought together 14,000 Ameriprise volunteers across the country to prepare more than 1.5 million meals for hungry families and individuals. Through its national partnership with Feeding America and other hunger-relief nonprofits, Ameriprise provided the equivalent of 8 million meals to people in need throughout 2016.
“Ameriprise advisors and employees offer their time, talents and financial support to organizations that help neighborhoods, families and individuals thrive,” said Brian Pietsch, head of community relations at Ameriprise. “Investing in our communities is etched into our core values as a company. Our business is centered on helping clients plan for their financial futures, but we also help those who have more immediate needs to find a place to sleep, put food on the table and ultimately build stronger communities.”
Last year, Ameriprise also awarded 181 grants to nonprofits that support its three strategic philanthropic priorities – meeting basic needs, supporting community vitality and volunteer-driven causes.
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