We take great pride in how our organization demonstrates its commitment to the communities where we operate.
Each year, American Tower contributes to organizations and groups based mostly upon the interests of our employees who invest volunteer hours and donate money and time to charitable organizations.
We offer global philanthropy opportunities to our employees, including our Volunteer Day Off program and our Matching Gift program. Our goal is to encourage our global employees to connect to their communities through Company-organized events and individual philanthropic giving that promote positive change where they live, work and do business.
Global Philanthropic Signature Program
In 2011, we introduced our Global Philanthropic Signature Program, which focuses our philanthropic giving on improving education with an emphasis on leveraging technology to do so. Around the globe, our employees are leading projects dedicated to furthering this initiative through partnerships with local schools and organizations.
Through American Tower’s Matching Gift Program in the United States, the Company will match its employees’ charitable giving dollar-for-dollar for gifts of $25 to $1,000 per calendar year.
Our Volunteer Day Off Program for employees in the U.S. provides eight paid hours per year for volunteer projects. Employees can volunteer on their own, or participate in one of our Company-sponsored volunteer days in our major offices in the U.S. (Boston, MA, Atlanta, GA and Cary, NC).
Global Philanthropic Signature Program Partnerships
See what our teams are doing to help improve education around the globe!
- United States
- Casa do Zezinho – A nonprofit organization that uses education, art and culture to enable low-income children and young adults considered socially vulnerable to overcome their limitations and develop critical thinking skills and self reliance.
- VE - Global – Working within a network of eight local children’s service organizations, VE-Global volunteers help underprivileged and orphaned children in residential homes, community centers and schools.
- Jorge Otero de Francisco y María Liévano de Otero Foundation – A nonprofit organization that offers support to at-risk girls between the ages of 3 and 18.
- In 2013, ATC Ghana began working with the Demonstration School for the Deaf, home to over 300 deaf and/or blind students ranging in ages from seven to 21 years. ATC Ghana has since sustained a philanthropic partnership with the school, donating items such as school supplies, mattresses, household appliances, laptops and classroom furniture on a number of occasions and sending volunteers to clean, paint and make repairs to the school.
- Hole-in-the-Wall Education Ltd. – Provides children in rural Asia with access to computers by placing unsupervised learning stations in school playgrounds or elsewhere in the community.
- Save the Children Foundation – A leading independent organization that works with other organizations, governments and local partners to provide food, medical care and education to communities in need around the world.
- Kantaya – An organization committed to improving the quality of life to children living in extreme poverty in Ventanilla, Peru through education and other programs.
- South Africa
- Grayston Internship Programme – An organization that assists individuals currently working within the education industry to complete a formal teaching qualification in order to improve the quality of teaching.