Charitable Giving

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C&F is unwavering in our commitment to support 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.

Learn about our Corporate Giving, Charitable Impact Committee, and CF Cares.

Longstanding Culture of Giving

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 2020, through our Corporate Giving, C&F Cares and CIC initiatives, C&F gave more than $1.5 million, while our employee volunteers supported numerous local initiatives with more than 6,500 hours of service. In fact, over the past decade, C&F has given more than $16 million and our colleagues have given nearly 46,000 hours of community assistance. We look to build on those efforts in 2021.

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C&F Corporate Giving

C&F firmly believes we have a responsibility to provide support to organizations where our employees live and work. Through a rigorous process, we identify entities based on need and location. To that end, C&F donated more than $900,000 to organizations across the country in 2020. Among the many organizations that C&F supported from a corporate perspective last year were:

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Morristown Medical Center (MMC), Rated the number one hospital in New Jersey by U.S. News & World Report for three years in a row, MMC is a nationally recognized leader in cardiology, orthopedics, nursing, critical care, and geriatrics.

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Tri-County Scholarship Fund provides opportunities for financially needy New Jersey children – without regard to race or religion – by offering scholarships to better, safer, and values-based independent schools that help students to reach their full potential.

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Boys and 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 full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. C&F supports multiple Boys & Girls Club locations across the U.S.

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Morris Arts, an organization that believes the arts are vital to the social fabric and economic prosperity of the area, acts as a catalyst for social change and enriches the lives of everyone in the community.

Medical Center Expansion

C&F is in the midst of a five-year, $250,000 pledge to the Atlantic Health System’s Morristown Medical Center, one that has played a vital role in supporting the hospital’s initiative to add two floors to the Gagnon Cardiovascular Institute, as well as offer peace-of-mind to dozens of heart patients. As a result of the ongoing philanthropic support from the community, Morristown Medical Center has been able to add more than 55,000 square feet of clinical space, expand cardiac MRI capacity with a new scanner and establish 72 new private patient rooms. The donations also proved critical during the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic, as many of the new rooms were temporarily converted to handle the overflow of patients.

Supporting the Business Community

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.

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Charitable Impact Committee (CIC)

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 60 organizations and provided over $670,000 in support. Organizations range from homeless shelters, youth-serving organizations, animal rescues, educational institutions, environmental cleanup and more.

Through the CIC, this year C&F provided nearly $200,000 to 17 organizations around the country.
Here are just a few:

  • Overflowing Hands, a North Carolina-based organization that gathers resources to serve the most vulnerable children of the world, and help communities in a special, personal way with 100% of gifts directly supporting children’s programs.
  • Camp Lilac, a summer camp in Ohio for transgender and gender diverse youth.
  • Sisters Network Dallas, a community-based organization made up of African American breast cancer survivors, who unite with other survivors, communities, and health care professionals in the fight against breast cancer.
  • Wishes Can Happen, an entirely donor-supported organization that grants wishes to children in Ohio who have life-threatening illnesses.
  • Friends of Hillsborough County Animal Services, Inc., which works to benefit the shelter at-risk animals of Hillsborough County (Florida).

C&F Cares

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 2020 our employees personally donated more than $420,000 to nearly 700 causes, among them:

  • In October, the West Coast Wildfire Giving Opportunity raised $9,750 (after corporate 2-to-1 match) for five wildfire-fighting organizations chosen by our employees.
  • In November, many C&F offices held virtual Thanksgiving Giving Opportunities and together donated $8,118 (after corporate match) to food-related organizations.
  • In December, the 2020 Holiday Giving Opportunity raised more than $45,000 (after the corporate 2-to-1 match) for 20 food-related organizations across the nation.