And it's a global effort. QBE Foundation support for organizations and employee volunteerism is carried out around the world throughout QBE's operations in Australia, Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America, and North America.
QBE and Ashoka Urban Resilience Challenge
QBE and Ashoka are hosting the Urban Resilience Challenge – a national social innovation competition that will uncover and fund tech-based innovations that will drive resiliency in cities. You can learn more about the Challenge here.
The foundation funds charities – nominated by our employees – dedicated to helping people overcome disadvantages, strengthen their abilities and live more independently, successfully and productively. These charities provide:
- Educational opportunities, such as reading programs, training programs and scholarships;
- Work opportunities, including skill development, internships and micro-financing;
- Work-ready initiatives for individuals and groups;
- Health and well-being programs
Our company allows paid time off for employees to be involved in volunteer activities, and offers payroll deduction and matching donations for foundation-supported organizations.
The QBE Foundation has awarded grants to many charities across the United States. Because the foundation supports only charities recommended by our employees, outside grant proposals are not accepted.
A QBE employee provides career advice to a youth during a service project with Boys & Girls Clubs of America.
QBE employees donate their time to help build a house with Habitat for Humanity.
QBE employees present a check to The United Way of Dane County.