Belgium, Netherlands & Luxembourg
Corporate Responsibility in Belgium, Netherlands & Luxembourg
J.P. Morgan is committed to building vibrant communities, preserving our environment and promoting an inclusive culture across the globe that benefits people not only today, but for generations to come.
Globally, J.P. Morgan, through the JPMorgan Chase Foundation, provides grants to charities in three areas of focus: Education, Community Development and Arts & Culture. We prioritize our funding efforts to focus on responding to the deepening social need in the communities we serve. Across Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxemburg our commitments include:
- Junior Achievement - Young Enterprise (JA-YE) - Enterprise without Borders
- Fondation Caritas Luxembourg
Importante focuses on diversity, social inclusion and job participation for the migrant population, especially women, in The Hague. J.P. Morgan supported the organization in the rollout of a pilot Entrepreneurial Course for women in The Hague. Based on the expressed desire of migrant women to own their own business as a step towards financial independence, Importante has created a training course that will work with local partners to access and reach more than 100 women, out of which 50 are receiving intense business training during 2011.
Junior Achievement - Young Enterprise (JA-YE) - Enterprise without Borders
J.P. Morgan has partnered with Junior Achievement - Young Enterprise (JA-YE) to provide young people in Belgium, The Netherlands and Luxembourg with entrepreneurship skills training over the next two years. The project aims to tackle the topical issues of youth unemployment and school drop out by providing students with increased access to educational tools and core skills through the Enterprise without Borders® (EwB) platform, a full-year secondary school (age 15-18) entrepreneurship skills program. Participants will begin with a challenge to create their own business: they must organize themselves, come up with a product and/or service, produce it, go to market and ultimately liquidate their operations at the end of the school year with an annual report. The grant from the JPMorgan Chase Foundation will help JA-YE scale up the activities of the Enterprise without Borders® program to reach more students in the region, to inspire students to stay in school by building their confidence through project-driven business activities.
Fondation Caritas Luxembourg
Fondation Caritas is a national Luxembourgish organization committed to helping people with difficulties, those who are new to the country or those who have lost their way or their position, to develop and rejoin society on their own terms. As part of their mission, Caritas supports excluded young people through the Solidarité & Intégration initiative, offering assisted living, integration programs, literacy and basic skills training, job-search workshops and personal & professional skills training for the unemployed.
Funding from the JPMorgan Chase Foundation will support the scale-up for the Passerelle training program, assisting in the integration of foreign migrants and socially excluded young people into mainstream Luxembourgish society. The objective of this program is to ensure that young people are given a basic level of knowledge to assist in their personal and professional development, allowing those who have just arrived in Luxembourg or who have given up school, to join training, to go back to formal schooling, or to apply for a job. This is the first strategic philanthropy investment in Luxembourg and funding will allow up to 55 new young people to gain access to the Passerelle course.