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HPE Foundation awards $200,000 to employee-nominated nonprofits

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OneJustice ODJ HPE 2.jpgOneJustice ODJ, HPE

What makes HPE's culture thrive? Employees working together as a team, embracing the differences of all to achieve a common goal that benefits our customers and our communities. An example is The HPE Foundation. 

The HPE Foundation encourages employees to come together to support the local communities where HPE lives and works. Through the HPE Gives employee-nominated grants program, Community Impact Grants, HPE employees have the opportunity to nominate local nonprofit organizations they are engaged with to receive funding that will help drive community-wide impact.

 

MS Care Center HPE 2017.jpgMS Care Center HPEHPE employees submitted over 200 nominations for worthy organizations, validating what we have always known – that the drive to contribute to society runs deep among our employees. We are proud to announce the first recipients who together will receive over $200,000 USD in cash grants from the HPE Foundation. The 14 selected nonprofits from across the globe will receive grants to support programs that range from engaging students in STEM to creating more inclusive local communities.

 

“HPE has always been proud of the civic engagement and charitable efforts of its employees,” said Gregg Melinson, President & Executive Director of the HPE Foundation. “These grants are an important way for the Foundation to support our employees, drive our company values, and ultimately strengthen our local communities.”

When awarding the grants, the HPE Foundation considered how HPE employee teams have meaningfully engaged with the nominated organization and the resulting impact of the funding. For instance, some 50 members of HPE’s Office of the General Counsel have contributed pro bono legal aid to OneJustice’s Rural Justice Initiative, providing life-changing legal help to low-income, rural Californians. According to Amelia Hansen, HPE employee and board member at OneJustice, “in the state’s rural communities, there are simply not enough attorneys and legal nonprofits to assist all those in need. This grant will ensure the delivery of dozens of legal clinics to help low-income people solve their legal issues, including housing, immigration, criminal record clearance, end of life planning, and economic benefits for veterans”.

HPE Ireland’s charity of the year, Multiple Sclerosis Ireland, has been awarded a grant to support the Dublin care center where approximately 40 HPE employees contribute their time and resources. The grant will support the urgent renovation of the center, which provides respite care for over 500 people living with MS, and their families, from all over Ireland.

TouchedRomania_1.jpgTouched Romania

“This is probably the best email I’ve received this year,” wrote HPE employee Andreea Darie after receiving grant approval for Touched Romania, where HPE’s Credit & Collections team organizes volunteering events throughout the year to care for abandoned newborns.

These grants are a testament to the great work that these organizations do, as well as the demonstrated commitment by HPE employees to contribute to their success. We are proud of our employees’ contributions and of the deserving organizations that they support.

 

Congratulations to all of our first round grant recipients:

HPE culture is what defines us as a company: how we act, how we treat others, and how we conduct business. We, as employees, ignite HPE culture by continuously demonstrating actions, innovation , and partnerships. 

Learn more about Hewlett Packard Enterprise, its businesses and its global impact.  Also learn how you can pursue career opportunites and be part of HPE Next. 

hpe_foundation_grn_pos_rgb.pngHPE Foundation

 

 

Blog article posted on behalf of HPE Foundation

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Mike Kurtz

All of our local Bay Area ERGs have come together to partner with Peninsula Bridge, a 12 year college access program for high-achieving, low-income students living in the Bay Area of California. Thank you HPE Foundation for seeing the value in what this organization is doing.

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