PayPal announces that it has donated €18,600* (20,000 USD) to four Irish charities as part of its Community Impact Grants programme. PayPal employees at the Dublin office nominated An Taisce, Down Syndrome Ireland, Focus Ireland, and Junior Achievement to receive the funds this year.
Through PayPal’s Community Impact Grants programme, employees vote to select local charities that align with PayPal’s mission of creating economic opportunity and improving financial health for all. Employees will also contribute their time, skills and resources throughout the year and next to support these non-profit organisations which are addressing the specific needs of local communities.
Maeve Dorman, Vice President of Global Merchant Operations, PayPal, commented: “At PayPal, we are committed to supporting the communities where we live and work – and our focus on community impact and employee volunteerism is one of the ways in which we live our values. The PayPal Community Impact Grants Programme, which awards local nonprofits selected by our employees in Ireland, with financial grants, pro bono support, and access to volunteers among other resources, is a fantastic example of this culture.
“This/last week, we welcomed our four 2023 charity partners – An Taisce, Down Syndrome Ireland, Junior Achievement and Focus Ireland – to our Dublin office. These organisations were chosen by PayPal employees because of the invaluable work that the charities do in our local communities, and it was incredible for myself and my colleagues to hear first-hand about the real impact being made in people’s lives.”