Through our philanthropic activities, Neuberger Berman seeks to positively impact our community, employees and clients. Our programs leverage the firm's resources, including Foundation and corporate grants, in-kind donations, employee expertise, volunteerism and nonprofit board service. It is at this intersection of leadership, expertise, funding and engagement where our impact is greatest.

 

A Neuberger Berman employee works with a student at Northside Center for Child Development

The Neuberger Berman Foundation

The Neuberger Berman Foundation is committed to helping at-risk children and youth achieve their potential through educational enrichment and support programs that promote academic success, independence and economic sustainability.

We seek to partner with high-quality organizations that provide programs to:

  • Ensure that young children receive essential school readiness and educational enrichment opportunities
  • Help older youth on their path to economic independence through programs such as job readiness, college preparedness and financial literacy training
We support this mission and extend the effectiveness of Foundation grant-making by leveraging the time and talent of Neuberger Berman employees in the greater New York area and other cities where there is a significant employee presence.

Read more about our Foundation Investment Philsophy.

Community Partnerships

The Foundation currently has a community partnership with a "best-in-class" organization — the Association to Benefit Children (ABC) This focused partnership enables us to increase the impact of our giving with the time and talent of Neuberger Berman employees, creating a significant positive impact in the lives of children. ABC receives significant funding from the Foundation, and is an outstanding example of excellence and dedication to the children and families they serve.

A volunteer participates in a project with Association to Benefit Children

Annual Celebration with Service

In May of each year, we celebrate the anniversary of our reemergence as an independent company with a global “Celebration with Service,” a week of volunteer projects in which we used our talents to benefit others.

Over the past six years:

  • Over 5,700 volunteers—employees, their family members and friends—have participated in projects in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Dubai, Hong Kong, Houston, Los Angeles, London, Melbourne, New York, San Francisco, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Taipei, Tokyo, Toronto, West Palm Beach, and Wilmington.
  • Volunteers engaged with more than 7,000 children, working on a variety of projects, including: reading, helping with homework, making arts and crafts and enhancing computer skills.
  • Over 800 employees and their guests donated 3,500 collective hours to beautify our local communities by painting public schools in need, cleaning up local parks and gardens, and sprucing up community centers.
  • 1,400 students and adults enhanced their job search skills through resume building and mock interviews.
  • More than 1,200 employees took part in other community projects, such as spending time with seniors, caring for cats and dogs at a local animal shelter, sorting donated clothes for the less fortunate and helping needy adults with evening community programs.

Environmental Programs at Neuberger Berman

Our employee-driven Socially Responsible Forum focuses on and addresses sustainability issues and other relevant issues exemplifying good corporate citizenship, including: efficient energy usage; waste management; supplier and employee diversity.

Some of the steps implemented to reduce our impact on the environment include:

  • Utilizing a more energy efficient, less waste-producing coffee system in our pantries
  • Converting pantries from foam to paper cups

Neuberger Berman has a Socially Responsive Fund with the belief that good corporate citizenship is a driver of good business. This fund allows investors to support socially responsive businesses.

Neuberger Berman is also a signatory to the Principles for Responsible Investment, the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), the CDP's Water Disclosure Project and the Forest Footprint Disclosure Project.

Volunteers help beautify East River Park in New York with New York Cares

 

Our Community

Below are a few of the high-impact nonprofit organizations we partner with throughout the year:

Association to Benefit Children is dedicated to fostering academic readiness and life preparedness for disadvantaged children and their families through compassionate, sustainable and integrated services which are designed to permanently break the cycle of poverty.

Careers Through Culinary Arts Program works with public school students to prepare them for college and career opportunities in the restaurant and hospital industry.

Changing Young Lives Foundation operates education, psychosocial and development programs for underprivileged children in Hong Kong and mainland China.

Friends of the Children New York is an early intervention program that breaks the cycle of generational poverty for children most at-risk by providing them with a consistent, caring advocate who guides them for 12 years so they become productive members of their communities.

The GO Project provides low-income public school students with year-round educational and family support services.

iMentor builds mentoring relationships that empower students from low-income communities to graduate high school, succeed in college, and achieve their ambitions.

IntoUniversity aims to address underachievement and social exclusion among young people aged 7-18 in the United Kingdom by offering a long-term integrated center-model of out-of-school study, mentoring, aspirational coaching and personal support.

Step Up Women’s Network propels girls from under-served communities to fulfill their potential by empowering them to become confident, college-bound, and career-focused.

Vogel Alcove serves children ages six weeks to five years who reside with their parents in 18 domestic violence and emergency shelter programs in the Dallas area.