The Enterprise Rent-A-Car Foundation donated $30 million to support The Nature Conservancy, a global nonprofit that works to address critical conservation challenges around the world. This initiative is expected to benefit 150 million people by ensuring that healthy rivers across North America and Europe continue to enrich our lives for generations to come.
Making a real difference in our communities
At Enterprise, we recognize that we owe our success to the support of the people who live in our communities and do business with us. That's why our founder Jack Taylor established the Enterprise Holdings Foundation in 1982 to give back to our community. Ninety-six percent of grants made by the Foundation in FY2017 went to fulfill requests from employees to support community causes that they personally champion and actively support.
Routes and Roots
Fill Your Tank
Not having enough food leaves you running on empty to complete even the simplest of tasks, but Enterprise is here to help people fill their tank. In 2016 the Enterprise Rent-A-Car Foundation launched one of the largest donations aimed at fighting hunger – celebrating the company’s 60th anniversary by committing $60 million to address food insecurity around the globe.
Although there is enough food produced to feed the population, one in nine people still go to bed on an empty stomach, according to the World Food Programme. In the U.S. alone, 41 million people face hunger, including nearly 13 million children and more than five million seniors, according to Feeding America.
The gift will only help us fight hunger where it currently exists, but also will help organizations build programs to serve growing food-insecure populations.
50 Million Tree Pledge
By planting 50 million trees across the world, we're leaving a lasting legacy for generations to come. Established in 2006 in honor of Enterprise's 50th anniversary, the 50 Million Tree Pledge promises to plant 50 million trees by 2056. In partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation, we are helping restore public lands badly in need of reforestation by funding the planting of trees across the U.S., Canada, France, Germany, Spain and the U.K.
American Red Cross Annual Disaster Giving Program
The Enterprise Holdings Foundation contributes $1 million annually to the American Red Cross's Annual Disaster Giving Program, supporting people affected by disasters across the world. Our partnership with the Red Cross complements our own ongoing work to provide transportation alternatives when natural disasters strike.