Voya Financial Announces Second-Quarter 2017 Grant Recipients
June 30, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Voya Financial, Inc. (NYSE: VOYA), today announced the nonprofit organizations that received grants in the second quarter of 2017 through Voya Foundation, the company's charitable giving arm. Voya Foundation invests in programming to help foster healthy, sustainable communities and supports local and national nonprofits with missions that advance children’s education and financial resilience.
Below is a summary of second-quarter 2017 grants:
The Boys and Girls Clubs of Hartford – Hartford, CT
The Boys and Girls Club enables young people to reach their full potential as productive, caring, and responsible citizens. Voya Foundation’s investment will be used to fund Boys and Girls Clubs’ Money Matters program, which promotes financial responsibility and independence among club members age 13-18. Voya’s SVP of Individual Life and Annuities Product, Mun Kurup, sits on the board of the Boys and Girls Clubs Hartford chapter.
Americares – Stamford, CT
Voya Foundation’s investment will be used to fund disaster relief programming for its long-term nonprofit partner, Americares, an organization which aims to save lives and improve health for people affected by poverty or disaster. Each year, funding for Americares enables the organization to respond to approximately 30 disasters, and the number of survivors reached can be in the millions.
Association of Science-Technology Centers – Washington, DC
The Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC) is an organization of science centers and museums dedicated to furthering the public understanding of science and encouraging excellence and innovation in informal science learning. Voya’s grant will fund STEM-rich programming and experiential learning opportunities for children and youth at several ASTC-member science centers, to help foster a deep understanding of and connection to creativity and research.
Voya Foundation accepts grants that align with its new focus on financial resilience, which is defined as an individual's ability to make educated financial decisions, take advantage of growth and development opportunities as they appear, as well as weather difficult times. The Foundation also provides funding to a select group of partners to promote employee engagement and disaster relief, and academic scholarships to students in higher education through the company's signature Voya Scholars program.
About Voya Foundation
Voya Foundation’s mission is to improve the quality of life in communities where Voya Financial® operates and its employees and customers live. Voya Foundation provides grants to and establishes signature partnerships with organizations across the country working to create financially resilient youth, and fosters employee engagement to deepen our positive impact on the community. For more information, visit voyafoundation.com
About Voya Financial®
Voya Financial, Inc. (NYSE: VOYA), helps Americans plan, invest and protect their savings — to get ready to retire better. Serving the financial needs of approximately 13.6 million individual and institutional customers in the United States, Voya is a Fortune 500 company that had $11 billion in revenue in 2016. The company had $505 billion in total assets under management and administration as of March 31, 2017. With a clear mission to make a secure financial future possible — one person, one family, one institution at a time — Voya’s vision is to be America’s Retirement Company®. Certified as a “Great Place to Work” by the Great Place to Work® Institute, Voya is equally committed to conducting business in a way that is socially, environmentally, economically and ethically responsible and has been recognized as one of the 2017 World’s Most Ethical Companies® by the Ethisphere Institute, as well as one of the Top Green Companies in the U.S., by Newsweek magazine. For more information, visit voya.com. Follow Voya Financial on Facebook and Twitter @Voya.