At Enterprise, we have a long-standing tradition of helping local communities, the United Way and a wide variety of charitable organizations, causes and events in which our employees are involved. That tradition grows stronger every year and now flourishes globally.
In 1982, company founder Jack C. Taylor created the Enterprise Rent-A-Car Foundation. This charitable arm of Enterprise was established to allow us to give back to the communities where we live and work. Building off of suggestions and requests from our employees, the foundation has given more than $100 million to numerous not for profit organizations in the local communities where we do business.
Our employees ... our families ... our customers
Unlike most companies, our charitable contributions and giving nature is almost entirely employee driven. And it’s never too early to get involved. We’ve granted funding requests from Management Trainees who’ve been with us as little as three months. We also consider requests from spouses of employees and customers we have an especially close relationship with. These are the people who know their local communities and know best how we can help.
More than dollars
While often times the support we provide is financial, we don’t define our mission in terms of dollars. Our mission is to support our employees’ involvement in their local communities and encourage them to develop into true participants and business partners in the neighborhoods in which they live and work everyday.
Enterprise also has a comprehensive Community Relations initiative in place. This initiative establishes and maintains both national and local partnerships with leading civic, charitable, minority and women’s organizations. It also makes policy decisions on issues of social responsibility that affect our entire company. Enterprise’s overriding goal is to continually ensure that it is an inclusive and welcoming organization for all people as employees, customers, and valued suppliers.