The ERM Foundation was established in 1995 to enable ERM and its employees to provide funding and professional support for nonprofit organizations and social enterprises that share our commitment to creating a more sustainable and equitable world.

During the past 24 years, the Foundation has disbursed nearly $4.5 million in grant funding, and more than 16,000 hours of technical and professional pro bono support for more than 200 organizations around the world.

2019 in numbers

  • $325,700 – grant funding, comprising employee donations and company matching funds
  • $141,000 donated by ERM employees
  • 1,910 hours of pro bono professional support provided by 139 employees
  • 208 employees participating in Foundation committees and grant review panels
Partner organizations
  • 69 organizations received support from the ERM Foundation
  • 30 countries covered by FY19 projects and programs
  • 7,000 trees, seedlings and shrubs planted
  • 12,500 people with improved access to clean water and sanitation
  • 6,000 people participated in environmental education programs
  • 900 female livelihoods supported
  • 35,000 people provided with access to renewable energy products or services

A fresh approach for 2019

As we approach the ERM Foundation’s 25th anniversary next year, this year we took the opportunity to consult with employees around the world to ensure that the Foundation is continuing to evolve to meet the needs of all our stakeholders. We have responded to some of this employee feedback to refresh our approach, and prioritize working in partnership with smaller organizations, for whom our level of funding and professional support can have a meaningful and lasting impact.

To learn more, download the ERM Foundation 2019 Annual Review.

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