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Education

We have invested in education initiatives that inspire and support teachers to effectively integrate technology in the classroom, all leading to a positive impact on student achievement.”

Justina Nixon-Saintil

Director, Education, Verizon Foundation

We're using technology to prepare students for success in the 21st century. Our comprehensive strategy leverages mobile technology, award-winning free digital content, and teacher training for schools and organizations; all focused on increasing student interest and achievement in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math).

Verizon Innovative Learning Schools

Verizon Innovative Learning Schools

In partnership with ISTE (International Society for Technology Education), teams of math and science teachers from 24 underserved schools around the country are participating in intensive professional development to help them leverage innovative technologies to improve student outcomes in STEM.

Verizon Innovative App Challenge

Verizon Innovative App Challenge

Created to drive students' interest in STEM, the App Challenge is a national competition for middle and high school students. Students design an original concept for a mobile app that addresses a need or problem in their school or community. Our App challenge partner is TSA (Technology Student Association). Visit the contest website to learn more and see this year’s winners.

Thinkfinity Online Community and Free Content

Thinkfinity Online Community and Free Content

Our award-winning Thinkfinity.org website gives teachers access to thousands of free, Common Core standards aligned resources designed in partnership with the nation’s leading education experts. The site offers comprehensive lesson plans, interactive games and tools, webinars on important topics and more. Over 65,000+ members connect and collaborate in Thinkfinity’s professional learning community. Join now!

 

Healthcare

Our technology-enabled chronic disease management programs will improve communication between patients and providers and empower improved patient self-management for better long-term outcomes.”

Carrie Hughes

Director of Healthcare, Verizon Foundation

Verizon Foundation is leveraging its technology and resources to improve quality and access for children, women and seniors in rural and urban communities in need. Our main focus is to reduce healthcare disparities, improve access and quality, and enable better chronic disease outcomes through health information technology that educates and empowers patients to self-manage their health.

Improving Access for Children

Improving Access for Children

We use technology to connect children to better healthcare, reducing the impact of chronic disease in our most vulnerable communities. We partner with innovative organizations who aim to reduce the impact and disparities of obesity, diabetes & asthma as chronic conditions through technology to help kids get and stay healthy

Empowering Health for Women

Empowering Health for Women

Due to a lack of regular access to care along with other factors, women are frequently diagnosed later with chronic diseases than men, and experience higher fatality rates. That is why we support partnerships that highlight the role technology can play in in increasing access  to care and chronic disease management for underserved women.

Connecting Health for Seniors

Connecting Health for Seniors

We connect healthcare providers, patients and care-givers to create innovative care models, enabling seniors with chronic disease to age in place.  We support the work of our partners nationwide in this endeavor.

Domestic Violence Prevention

Domestic Violence Prevention

We invest in organizations that provide education, prevention, care for victims and empowerment resources.

  • Your Voice Counts: Watch the compelling PSA. Join the effort to engage men, women and communities to speak up against domestic violence and be a part of the solution.
  • HopeLine®: Verizon puts the nation's most reliable network to work in the community by turning no-longer used cell phones into support for domestic violence victims and survivors.
  • NO MORE: This first overarching, powerful visual symbol to express support for ending domestic violence and sexual assault in our society.
 

Energy Management

We seek to empower communities with technology-enabled energy management solutions and carbon footprint reduction. ”

Justina Nixon-Saintil

Director, Energy Management, Verizon Foundation

We see a growing market for digital technology that will increasingly give communities more control over their energy use. We're beginning to glimpse the future - where technology can be used to help people make smarter energy decisions and save money. The Verizon Foundation is seeking to accelerate change through research partnerships and philanthropic investment to find better ways to manage our energy use and Build Smarter Neighborhoods.

Making Homes Smarter

Making Homes Smarter

We are leveraging advanced technology in underserved communities to make homes and homeowners 'smarter' about ways to conserve energy - and reap the long term benefits of a low carbon economy.

Exploring New Technologies

Exploring New Technologies

We are partnering with forward-thinking nonprofit organizations, utilizing machine-to-machine technology and real-time data on energy consumption to monitor and conserve energy in schools, healthcare clinics and beyond - to build smarter neighborhoods.

Building Awareness & Education

Building Awareness & Education

We're fostering future environmental citizens who can apply their skill and knowledge to take action and make decisions that promote smarter energy consumption.

 

Other Programs

We believe that using our talent and technology to address society's biggest challenges will both grow our business and change the world for the better. We call this strategy Shared Success.”

Lowell McAdam

Chairman and CEO, Verizon Communications, Inc.

We reach out and explore with programs that combine our innovative technology and philanthropic resources to address challenges in education, healthcare and energy management.

VGo Project

VGo Project

VGo, a remotely controlled 4G LTE-enabled mobile robot, breaks down the barriers of distance and access, bringing the power of technology inside our homes, businesses, hospitals and schools.

International

International

We will build global philanthropy programs, aligned with our strategic pillars, focusing on pressing regional social issues.

 

Giving and Getting Involved

Employees are the heart of Verizon’s philanthropy in neighborhoods across the country and around the world; the generous spirit of our employees impacts the global community making the world in which we live and work a better place.”

Jayne Mayer

Director, Employee Engagement, Verizon Foundation

Verizon employees give their time and money to help us accomplish our vision of empowering people to live healthy, safe and independent lives.

Giving Your Time

Giving Your Time

Verizon employees can register their volunteer hours and earn grants for their nonprofit or school.

Giving Your Dollars

Giving Your Dollars

Verizon employees and retirees can register their donations and request a dollar-for-dollar match.