Caring.com Joins Entrepreneurs Foundation as 200th Member
Founders donating stock to establish corporate foundation; Community involvement program helps care for the aging in Bay Area
San Mateo, CA (March 12, 2008) – Caring.com is pleased to announce its participation as the 200th member of the Entrepreneurs Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to engaging high-growth companies in corporate citizenship and philanthropic efforts benefiting their communities.
Caring.com has donated 1% of the company founders’ stock to the foundation and has built a community involvement program for its employees to work with local eldercare service organizations.
“As a trusted online resource for people across the country caring for aging parents, it is our goal to also become a trusted partner to local community organizations who are working to help the senior population,” said Andy Cohen, cofounder and CEO of Caring.com. “Our stock will one day fund a number of initiatives, and every three months our company will set aside a day when all employees can help a different service organization. We’re grateful to the Entrepreneurs Foundation for making it easy for Caring.com to give back.”
“Caring.com exemplifies the spirit of the Entrepreneurs Foundation. By including the community as a stakeholder in its success from inception, the company is imbedding an important value into the culture of the company that will last throughout the company’s history. We’re very excited to work with Caring.com in an effort to assist seniors and their families,” stated Diane Solinger, executive director of Entrepreneurs Foundation.
About Entrepeneurs Foundation
Entrepreneurs Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to engaging high growth companies in corporate citizenship and philanthropic efforts so that new and leveraged resources are generated for community benefit. Since inception, Entrepreneurs Foundation’s 200+ participating companies have created corporate philanthropic foundations and community programs that are making a positive impact in the social sector. To date, EF and its participating companies have engaged 10,000 employees who have contributed more than $8 million to support 140+ non-profit and social benefit organizations, worldwide. For more information about Entrepreneurs Foundation, visit http://www.efbayarea.org/.