In 2013, ArcelorMittal USA provided $5.7 million in cash grants to support nonprofit organizations working in three key areas: environment, education, and health and safety. By strategically focusing our giving on these three areas, we are able to create deep partnerships with the nonprofit organizations we support and ensure those partnerships create measurable and long-lasting results.
ArcelorMittal USA employees donate time and talent year-round through coordinated volunteer activities with nonprofit partners. Whether tutoring a student, cleaning debris from a local river or working in a community garden, our employee volunteers are enriching the lives of many and developing their own skills in leadership, teamwork and communication. In 2013, ArcelorMittal USA employees completed 70 volunteer projects and donated over 2,000 hours of their time to our local nonprofit partners.
Just as we are strategic in how we invest our philanthropic giving, our employees are equally thoughtful in choosing the causes they support. Give Boldly, our employee giving program, enables our employees to make charitable gifts, both directly and through payroll deductions. As part of this program, we offer a corporate match to eligible organizations, increasing the impact of our employees’ donations, and supporting the organizations that matter most to them. Their generosity and the positive impact in our communities are tremendous. Together, in 2013, ArcelorMittal USA employees gave $1.6 million and ArcelorMittal matched more than $660,000 to 758 nonprofits, supporting hospitals, schools and other community-based nonprofits. This is a 61 percent increase in the number of nonprofits reached through the 2012 Give Boldly program.