With more than 26,000 people in more than 90 locations across the United States, KPMG has important relationships with—and a profound impact on—the communities in which we live and work. We believe Corporate Citizenship enables us to sustain our communities by creating shared value.
Our corporate citizenship initiatives comprise volunteerism, philanthropy, corporate giving through the KPMG Foundation, and strategic relationships with non-profits. While they cover a broad range of issues, our main focus is youth and education and sustaining our communities through workforce readiness. We view this as a long-term strategic investment that addresses an essential societal need, and fills the talent pipeline with leaders who will be uniquely prepared to embrace the challenges of a global marketplace.
To further our mission, we’ve developed relationships with organizations including First Book, Junior Achievement, National Academy Foundation, Enactus, and The PhD Project ; nonprofits that share our long-standing commitment to youth and education. These programs impact students at each stage of their academic career. We call this our “Education Road Map.”
Our core initiatives begins with KPMG’s Family for Literacy (KFFL) , which focuses on literacy at the prekindergarten through fifth grade stages, expands to Junior Achievement concentrating on financial literacy for middle-school students, then works to inspire interest in the accounting profession among high school students through the National Academy Foundation (NAF). Our commitment extends beyond college, helping diverse doctoral students attain PhDs and become business professors and mentors to the next generation.
These collaborations allow us to create a strategic “value chain” that supports education from early childhood through the postgraduate level.