In a year like 2020 – with societal and health challenges occurring globally – corporate philanthropy plays an even more important role than usual. Studies have repeatedly shown that 75 percent of employees who volunteer or engage with nonprofit causes through their workplace, end up feeling better about their employers. The overall mental and emotional benefits of volunteering are even greater, with 93 percent reporting an improved mood, 79 percent reporting lower stress levels and 88 percent reporting increased self-esteem by giving back.
Community involvement can contribute to key business goals, including improved reputation and the attraction and retention of employees, as well as the obvious fiscal benefits related to taxes.
There are many important and meaningful organizations right here in Los Angeles County doing incredibly important work. We have taken the opportunity to share some of the best of them with you in this annual Corporate Citizenship & Giving Guide special supplement. We hope it serves to remind you of the needs that exist while providing you and your business with a resource to aid in the quest for partnering with the right philanthropic or community organization.
In this section, we also acknowledge some examples of extraordinary businesses that have led by example and taken the process of corporate social responsibility to the next level by making good on their commitments to their nonprofit partners.
Thanks are due to our section sponsors who make this volume possible and many thanks to you, our readers who have taken the time to consider the needs of your community.
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