Corporate Philanthropy

Many businesses give back to their communities through their corporate giving. Our work includes research and analysis on the philanthropy of specific sectors and corporations.


Some Related Publications

TakeandGive-Cover-SmallTake and Give: The Crimes and Philanthropy of Bank of America, Wells Fargo, Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan Chase

by Sean Dobson
January 2013

This report examines the philanthropic claims made by the four megabanks to offset bad publicty from their role in the economic meltdown of 2008 and serial law breaking.

Banking on Philanthropy: Impact of Bank Mergers on Charitable Giving

by Becky Sherblom
June 2007

It looks at charitable giving of seven banks before and after recent mergers. It answers the questions: Did the levels of giving by these banks increase or decrease after the merger? Which region of the country benefited the most?


The Waltons and Wal-Mart: Self-Interested Philanthropy

September 2005

This report chronicles the philanthropic and political activities of the Walton family through their family foundation and through their Wal-Mart corporate empire, painting the picture of a family and corporation with increasing financial and political prowess.


Serving Time…on Foundation Boards

Summer 2004

A review of corporate CEOs who, despite their being charged and convicted of serious corporate malfeasance, are still serving on foundation governing bodies.

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Recent Statements and Testimonies

Testimony on Capital One's Philanthropy

October 2011
In a written testimony submitted to the Federal Reserve, NCRP's Aaron Dorfman expressed his doubt over the philanthropic claims made by Capital One as it seeks to acquire ING Direct.

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