C&F is unwavering in our commitment to supporting the communities where our employees live and work. Our programs demonstrate our passion for driving positive change among the diverse groups we serve through both charitable giving and community service and engagement.
Through our Corporate Giving and our employee-driven efforts that include our Charitable Impact Committee (CIC), C&F Cares and Volunteerism, we demonstrate our longstanding culture of charitable giving. In fact, it’s in our DNA! Our parent company Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited, since 1991, has made cumulative donations of nearly $240 million to charitable causes.
In 2022, through our Corporate Giving, C&F Cares and CIC initiatives, C&F gave more than $2.6 million – in fact, over the past decade, C&F has given more than $19.8 million. We continue to build on those efforts each year.
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C&F firmly believes we have a responsibility to provide support to organizations where our employees live and work. Through a rigorous evaluation process, we identify entities based on need and location. To that end, C&F donated more than $976,000 to organizations across the country in 2021. Included among those were:
Boys & Girls Clubs of America, a 160-year-old organization aimed at enabling all young people, especially those who need it the most, to reach their potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. C&F supports multiple Boys & Girls Club locations across the United States.
Redwoods Group Foundation, a not-for-profit group that focuses on child sexual abuse prevention, drowning prevention and social entrepreneurship. The Foundation seeks to transform communities by identifying how social harms happen and developing solutions to the root causes of that harm.
Tri-County Scholarship Fund, which provides opportunities for financially needy N.J children — without regard to race or religion — by offering scholarships to better, safer and values-based independent schools that help students reach their full potential.
The Actuarial Foundation, an organization that strives to enhance math education and financial literacy through the talents and resources of actuaries. C&F supports the STEM Stars Actuarial Scholars Program which was created to help increase diversity in the actuarial profession.
St. John’s University Maurice R. Greenberg School of Risk Management, Insurance and Actuarial Science, a global leader in risk and insurance education and training and draws candidates from all regions of the world.
Since 2016, C&F has been an active member of the Morris County (N.J.) Chamber of Commerce, working with the organization to develop and implement programs and business solutions within the county. C&F is also a member of the Chamber’s Business Cabinet, a group of successful organizations that have a significant investment in the region, and which underwrites many of the Chamber’s signature programs that promote, support and inform area businesses. Among those programs of which C&F is a proud sponsor is the Chamber’s Young Professionals Forum, which provides members who are under 40 years of age a forum to cultivate relationships, develop professionally and support the community. C&F also participates on several of the Chamber’s councils, including those related to Communications, Finance and Human Resources.
Bridging the gap between employees, the local communities and Crum & Forster’s corporate commitment to giving, the CIC is comprised of employees from various divisions and geographic locations across the U.S. within C&F, and focuses on providing donations to local charities and organizations that are in need of funding. The most exciting part about this initiative is that the nominations come from our valued employees.
Since its inception in 2017, the CIC has reached over 99 organizations and provided over $970,000 in support. Organizations range from homeless shelters, youth-serving organizations, animal rescues, educational institutions, environmental cleanup and more.
“I wanted to send a sincere thank you for your support and willingness to believe in us. This donation is perfectly timed as we see a spike in folks seeking services as the world reopens and their needs remain present. Having your support reminds us that people have noticed we are doing the work and being able to share that with the staff makes my day.”
– J. Clapp, Executive Director, LGBTQ Center of Durham
“Your generosity will help support local programs providing survivorship support and breast health education in our community.”
– Zolean Bruner, President, Sisters Network Dallas
“Thank you for making possible another day, week, and month of meals for those facing food insecurity. You have truly made a difference in the lives of so many and thanks will never be enough.”
– Chandler Ellis, Executive Director, Overflowing Hands
“Your grant in the amount of $5,000 will allow us to give 50 students a desk of their own that could make it possible for future doctors, lawyers, scientists, graphic designers, teachers, social workers or even the future President of United States to have a place to study at home.”
– Robyn Frost, Executive Director, The Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless
The C&F Cares program enables our employees to continue supporting the 501(c)(3) organizations that are the most meaningful to them. We support our employees’ generosity by providing a strong company match to both employee giving and charity hours up to $10,000 per calendar year. Through this program, in 2021 our employees personally donated 3,338 volunteer hours and more than $573,000 to 784 causes.
Here are some of the ways C&F employees gave back through the C&F Cares program: