Equitable Foundation

Since 1859, our promise has been to help people pursue what’s possible. We do this in our business every day, and we work hard to build a better future for our communities too. For over 30 years, Equitable Foundation has contributed to the success and vitality of our communities through grants, partnerships, and volunteerism.

*The reference to 1859 Founding refers exclusively to Equitable Financial Life Insurance Company (NY, NY)

Equitable Excellencesm Scholarship

Empowering students' future plans in two ways.

  • 100 $5,000 scholarships for up to 4 years
  • 100 one-time $2,500 scholarships for immediate costs associated with higher education such as tuition, books or room and board

   Award winners                 Learn more


Social impact & Community engagement

One of the four pillars of our ESG strategy is Building Stronger Communities. We want to be a force for good by connecting and inspiring our people through our key programs, and leveraging the strength and stability of Equitable Foundation. We aspire to drive positive and sustainable change in society and to advance community vitality and social mobility. The Foundation established three focus areas to guide our social impact efforts, which reflect our broader ESG aspirations and align to enterprise objectives. These areas include:

  • Advancing racial equity and social justice
  • Building healthy and vibrant communities
  • College access and career advancement

Making a difference

Equitable is proud to be a long-term contributor to the communities where we work and live by providing grants, partnerships and volunteerism through Equitable Foundation. Our commitment to strengthening our communities is an extension of our promise to be a trusted and valued partner to all we serve.

During 2021 Equitable Foundation gave:
$2.2 million in charitable grants to nonprofit organizations
Matched over $1.3 million dollars to causes that our employees and financial professionals were passionate about.
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Supported Donorschoose, which funded 615 projects for 589 teachers and approximately 12,369 students in 552 schools across the country
$1.8 million in academic scholarships, awarded to 369 students across all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico

Philanthropic partnerships

Equitable Foundation aligns with nonprofit partners with strong national presence and can activate with our people on a local level. Our partners amplify our commitment to racial equity and social justice, college access and career advancement, and empowering vibrant and healthy communities. National partners include (but not limited to):

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