Sprint is an advocate and champion for our communities. We use our resources -- funds, people, and technologies -- to enrich communities where we do business and where our employees live and work. We know that when our communities thrive, so does our business.
Through our rewarding volunteerism program, our annual employee giving campaigns, and our philanthropic support of numerous non-profits, Sprint and our partners are helping to make local communities better places to live, work and thrive.
In total, Sprint and our partners have made a philanthropic impact worth an estimated $43 million during 2017, including in-kind and cash donations as well as partner volunteer hours.
Sprint is fortunate to have generous partners who give selflessly to impact their communities.
Through our formal Volunteer Time Off program, our partners are able to volunteer eight hours of paid time per year for a non-profit cause and participate in community service projects.
Sprint partners volunteered 235,517 hours during 2017, worth an estimated value of $5,685,380.
Our annual employee giving campaigns are a big part of Sprint’s culture. Each year, Sprint partners rally behind worthy causes in order to help those in need.
Sprint holds an annual Feed the Need food drive to help combat hunger across America. Our 2018 campaign raised 222,160 meals for those in need.
Sprint also holds an annual Employee Giving Campaign benefiting United Way and the 1Million Project Foundation. In 2017, the campaign raised a total of $1.1 million for these two worthy causes. By giving to United Way and the 1Million Project Foundation, our partners are able to make a positive impact in our local communities and nationwide.
The Sprint Foundation has given millions of dollars to community organizations nationwide since its establishment in 1989.
A separate legal entity from Sprint, the Sprint Foundation makes a huge impact where it is needed most, supporting organizations locally every year that focus on education, arts and culture, youth development, community development and disaster relief. The Sprint Foundation focuses its efforts and funding in the Kansas City area and organizations aligned with our signature program, the 1Million Project Foundation.
View our Sprint Foundation Guidelines and FAQs here.
When natural disasters strike, leaving communities devastated and facing harsh realities, Sprint and our partners are there to help. We have a long history of providing donations to the American Red Cross to support emergency relief and rebuilding efforts. And, we provide critical communication and connectivity to government agencies, the military and first responders so they can communicate across agencies, jurisdictions and regions in some of the most hazardous environments.
See what our Emergency Response Team is up to by following them at https://www.facebook.com/SprintEmergencyResponseTeam/.
Sprint focuses our community sponsorship participation in the areas of K-12 education, Arts and Culture, Youth Development and Community Development.
Sprint community sponsorship requests may be made for cash or in-kind resources. Our Community Sponsorships Request Form is available for organizations and requests that support the causes listed above. All recipient organizations must have 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status.