Elephant Insurance on Tuesday announced the second round of recipients for its Helping Herd initiative, whereby the company donates $ 300,000 to organizations and programs that have been negatively affected by the COVID-19 pandemic or that are providing relief. COVID-19 to their communities.
Elephant’s second round of employee-led COVID relief donations focused on nonprofits that positively impact diversity, equity and inclusion efforts and serve under- represented by the community. The first group of recipients, announced in August, focused on mental health, with $ 64,500 distributed among several different organizations.
âThe Elephant team is so proud to offer this opportunity to organizations focused on diversity, equity and inclusion that have been affected by the pandemic,â said Alberto Schiavon, CEO of Elephant. “Elephant is grateful to be able to provide additional support to these organizations with the help of our parent company Admiral Group.”
Members of the Elephant team were involved in the Helping Herd selection process, either by nominating deserving groups through a survey or participating in the voting process to finalize the recipients. There will be four rounds of giving, each round focusing on a specific area to include: mental health, diversity, equity and inclusion, physical health or community health. The physical health and community health funds will be distributed over the next few months.
For Helping Herd’s second round, the Better Housing Coalition and the Boys and Girls Club received the most votes and the largest donations. The full list of Round 2 recipients and donations includes:
Â· Virginia Arch – $ 4,000
Army Scholarship Foundation – $ 2,500
Coalition for Better Housing – $ 10,000
Color birth – $ 2,500
Â· Boys and Girls Club of Metro Richmond – $ 10,000
Â· Celebrate! AVR – $ 5,000
Church Hill Activities and Tutoring (CHAT) – $ 2,500
Â· Elephant House Foundation – $ 7,500
Girls for a Change – $ 5,000
Health Brigade – $ 7,500
Project homes – $ 5,000
“COVID has challenged all aspects of our programming, but also gave us the opportunity to engage more deeply than ever before with our members and families,” said Todd McFarlane, President and CEO of The Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Richmond. âThe funds that support our general operating expenses give us the ability to help our families in a unique and individualized way. We are very grateful to be included in the generosity of Elephant’s Helping Herd.
âWe are grateful to have been selected as a recipient of a Helping Herd grant! These funds will have a big impact on the joy of the children of Richmond on their birthdays – we strongly believe in the power of celebration, âsaid Julia Warren Mattingly, Founder and Executive Director of Celebrate RVA. “It is an honor to work alongside Elephant to accomplish this mission.”
Through Helping Herd, Elephant’s goal is to reach at least 50 organizations or programs with the funds, with donations ranging from $ 2,000 to $ 20,000. Much of the funds are expected to go to Virginia, where Elephant’s headquarters are located, but Helping Herd’s funds will also go to organizations in other states where Elephant services are offered, including Texas.
The program was made possible by Elephant’s parent company, Admiral Group.