Our commitment to being a good global citizen through our initiatives to empower consumers, give back to our local communities and respond in times of need includes these initiatives, to name a few:
- Reached cumulative 40 million+ individuals via Visa’s financial literacy programs, now offered in 42 markets around the world
- Volunteered 18,291 hours by employees across 78 Visa offices
- Distributed $25 million+ worldwide to charities by Visa and our employees via the Visa Matching Gifts Program since 2008
- Provided humanitarian responses to Hurricane Matthew (Haiti, U.S.) and other natural disasters in Ecuador, Fiji, India and Japan.
Recently, our Financial Inclusion team and Community Accounts team collaborated in Denver to partner on a local volunteer effort with Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program (VITA). VITA grant program is an IRS initiative designed to support free tax preparation services for the underserved through various partner organizations. This service helps low- to moderate-income individuals, persons with disabilities, the elderly, and limited English speakers file their taxes each year. To kick off the initiative, we partnered with a local organization, Denver Asset Building Coalition, with our first canvasing event.
Operating a successful company is about much more than delivering strong returns to shareholders. It’s about harnessing a company’s products, services, employees and financial resources to benefit the world at large and the communities we live and work in. And Visa understands that each one if its partners can help play a major role in that goal. To that end, we are dedicated to working with community issuers to expand access and strengthen our communities to make a positive, and ideally, transformative, impact, both locally and in the world.
Read our 2016 Corporate Responsibility Report