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.

 

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.

Community Partnerships

The Foundation currently has key community partnerships with two "best-in-class" organizations — the Association to Benefit Children (ABC) and Harlem Children's Zone (HCZ). Such focused partnerships enable 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. These two partners, each of which received grants from the Foundation, are outstanding examples of excellence and dedication in community service.

A Neuberger Berman volunteer reads to children from the Beginning with Children Foundation's Community Partnership Charter School.

 

Neuberger Berman volunteers help keep Fort Greene Park clean.

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 Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) and the CDP's new Water Disclosure Project.

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 four years:

  • Over 3,100 volunteers—employees, their family members and friends—have participated in projects in Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Hong Kong, Los Angeles, London, Melbourne, New York, Shanghai, Singapore, Taipei, Tokyo and Wilmington.
  • Volunteers engaged with more than 4,000 children, working on a variety of projects, including: reading, helping with homework, making arts and crafts and enhancing computer skills.
  • Over 620 employees and their guests donated 2,500 collective hours to beautify our local communities by painting public schools in need, cleaning up local parks and gardens, and sprucing up community centers.
  • 1,100 students enhanced their job search skills through resume building and mock interviews.
  • More than 656 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.

Our Community

We appreciate the enthusiastic response shown by our nonprofit partners and our volunteers and look forward to continuing to give back to our communities throughout the year. Here are some of the nonprofit organizations we partnered with:

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.

City Gateway connects underserved young people in the Tower Hamlets neighborhood of London to programs that engage, train and provide skills and opportunities needed to enter the workforce or further education.

Harlem Children's Zone supports and promotes the well-being and healthy development of children in Central Harlem by providing each child with a seamless web of support from birth through college graduation.

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

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.