Philanthropy

employee donation

In our markets around the globe, community engagement is a key component of our business culture. We help sustain the communities in which we have a significant presence by providing financial and operational support through company-wide philanthropic initiatives, including the American Tower Foundation, regional philanthropic initiatives in our served markets and local, employee-driven giving.

The American Tower Foundation is the newest extension of our philanthropic initiatives, and its mission is to focus on education and using technology to empower students, teachers and communities in need. Employees throughout the Company are encouraged to use their local knowledge to nominate organizations that would benefit most from an American Tower Foundation grant. Approved grants are dispersed throughout the year on a rolling basis.

In addition, U.S. employees can have up to $5,000 matched by the American Tower Foundation each year, when they give to charitable organizations meeting the matching gift criteria.


Local grassroots activities enable us to contribute to causes our employees are passionate about and facilitate increased employee involvement in philanthropic activities. American Tower partners with local organizations to identify and plan volunteer projects for groups of employees as part of these efforts. Volunteer projects have ranged from sorting clothing and food donations, to beautifying open spaces and constructing facilities for the underprivileged, to participating as mentors in events targeted at improving science, technology, engineering and mathematics learning.

Foundation grants and matching gifts, along with volunteer days, help American Tower build stronger partnerships with the communities where its employees live and work.

Questions about the American Tower Foundation?
foundation@amtfoundation.com

Digital Villages

For all the internet’s benefits, its reach in many developing countries remains limited due to cost, scalability, power outages and educational barriers. To help alleviate this problem, we are using our communications infrastructure in an innovative way by building Digital Villages near our tower sites to bring broadband connectivity to communities we serve. Digital Villages are computer-equipped centers or kiosks that use the uninterrupted power supply and broadband link from our sites to provide local communities with free education and training in information, communications and technology (ICT) to increase computer literacy and help create digitally empowered societies.

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Wireless infrastructure to enable a connected world.

Founded in 1995, American Tower, one of the largest global Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs), is a leading independent owner, operator and developer of multitenant communications real estate, with a portfolio of over 160,000 communications sites, including approximately 40,000 towers in the United States and more than 109,000 towers internationally.

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