70%+ corporate giving is directed toward under-invested communities
Nearly 38,000 volunteer hours logged by
Discover employees in
2021, up 115% year
Volunteerism is one of Discover’s Core Values. We encourage employees to give back to the causes they care about through our year-round Discover Cares program, which provides opportunities to volunteer on company time with manager approval. By getting involved in communities, employees create personal connections with nonprofit partners and neighbors while making a positive difference.
In 2020, we launched Missions as part of our You Care We Share program. Missions encourages employees to adopt new behaviors and take and track positive action through gamified, easy-to-complete activities that amplify corporate social responsibility initiatives. Some topics include: health and wellness, diversity and inclusion, and sustainability. Employees earn points by completing activities that then count toward volunteer hours and an eligible volunteer match. In 2021, 148 employees earned 308,000 points resulting in more than 300 volunteer hours on the platform.
Our You Care, We Share program also encourages employees to support organizations that are close to their heart by providing a range of opportunities and incentives. Employees can sign up to volunteer with Discover’s nonprofit partners and earn rewards by logging hours of personal and company volunteerism. In 2021, more than 5,200 employees volunteered nearly 38,000 hours to serve their local communities, up 115% year over year. Employees may also receive a company match on their personal charitable donations. Combined, Discover’s corporate donations, employee’s donations, and donations made by our cardmembers through our Cashback Bonus® program totaled nearly $18 million in 2021 to important charities and initiatives like food banks, local schools and disaster relief efforts, and our employees gave more than $860,000 to organizations of importance to them.
Discover Cares focuses on making an
impact in three areas:
Building brighter financial futures through financial education
Empowering youth through success in schools
Supporting strong communities through service