J.P. Morgan’s global Corporate Responsibility (CR) program operates out of the firm’s headquarters in New York. Alongside traditional philanthropy and volunteering activities, J.P. Morgan applies core expertise to social and environmental challenges. For example, the firm provides microfinance to entrepreneurs in under-developed countries and shares climate change research in the public domain.
The firm also supports the individual interests and volunteerism activities initiated by colleagues, supporting our local, regional and national markets.
Foundation Focus areas
- Community – encourage, sustain and develop economic self-reliance
- Education – provide underprivileged populations with access to quality education and leadership training
- Arts and Culture – enrich communities with diverse forms of artistic expression and broaden public access to the arts
In Asia Pacific
J.P. Morgan is expanding its philanthropic activities in all 15 countries that it operates in as part of its long-term strategic growth plan in Asia Pacific. Funding from the Foundation in New York is currently assisting the work of 40 nonprofit organizations across the region. This number is expected to increase this year as J.P. Morgan expands its presence in Asia pacific.
Charitable giving provides employees with the opportunity to network and participate in programs funded by the firm. Volunteerism projects have been operating for several years and there has been a recent upsurge in interest from employees with employee volunteer networks taking place across the region. This form of employee engagement is being actively encouraged by the firm’s senior management.