Supporting a long history of substantial corporate giving, Crowe Horwath LLP established the Crowe Foundation – now Crowe Horwath Foundation – in 2006 to better focus its charitable giving and align contributions with Crowe personnel’s volunteer efforts.
In alignment with the core purpose, values, and goals of Crowe, Crowe Horwath Foundation financial support and the involvement of our people are directed at building value within the broader communities where we live and work.
The primary focus of the Crowe Horwath Foundation is youth development, a means of helping the youth of our communities to develop into productive members of society. This is a focus for which Crowe people have expressed great passion and a focus that we believe can create great long-term impact.
Crowe Horwath Foundation Aligns With Crowe Core Values and Goals
The Crowe Horwath Foundation is designed based on the firm’s core values:
- We care for our communities and see value in supporting the civic organizations that provide the backbone for economic progress and the charitable organizations that provide the support and safety net for our communities’ citizens.
- We share with our communities through the financial support of and volunteer participation with community organizations that demonstrate values reflective of our clients and the firm.
- We invest in our communities by offering our resources where appropriate in support of the causes and needs of civic and charitable organizations.
- We grow through the leadership development opportunities, the satisfaction of making a difference and from our increased sense of firm and team.
Financially Supporting the Organizations for Which Our People Volunteer
The purpose of the Crowe Horwath Foundation Volunteer Investment Program (VIP) is to financially support the not-for-profit organizations for which our people volunteer their time in our communities. We believe the VIP will encourage our people to get involved and take leadership roles within our communities.
The VIP awards up to $250 to eligible not-for-profit organizations on an annual basis, based on requests submitted by Crowe individuals who have completed at least 30 hours of service with each organization. An individual can request funding for up to for four separate organizations in a fiscal year, and the foundation will award a maximum of $1,000 in VIP funding per organization per fiscal year.
Individuals serving on not-for-profit boards are also eligible for the Board Member Match program which provides a $3-to-$1 match for personal contributions up to $250 (maximum match of $750). The board member match does not require 30 hours of service. Individuals serving on the boards of eligible not-for-profit organizations can pursue both the Board Member Match and the VIP award.
Other Means of Supporting Our Communities
In addition to Crowe Horwath Foundation grants, there are many other ways in which Crowe supports its communities. Crowe personnel volunteer their time and talent through charitable and professional organizations.
Crowe sponsors a wide variety of community-based special events and offers scholarships and other financial support to colleges and universities and offers a matching donation program for its personnel’s college and university contributions.
Additionally, the firm and our people responded to support those impacted by devastating tornados in our Crowe communities including Indiana, Kentucky, and Illinois in March 2012. With the firm match of $10,000, Crowe and our people donated a total of $21,365 in support of local organizations providing relief efforts to these communities.