The Barney & Barney Foundation and Marsh & McLennan Agency (MMA) employees in the West Region are doing their part to support COVID-19 relief efforts in California, Arizona and Alaska.
The Foundation has contributed $100,000 to community organizations providing food, clothing and shelter for vulnerable individuals and families, as well as healthcare clinics and immigrant populations.
The Foundation was created to formalize the firm’s commitment to giving back to the community, and was named after the legacy agency which was acquired by MMA in 2014. Since its establishment in 2009, the Foundation has given more than $3 million to 200 nonprofits in communities served by MMA’s West region locations.
MMA Colleagues Step Up
Complementing the Foundation’s financial support are individual contributions from regional MMA colleagues, who have raised $22,000 thus far for COVID-19 relief in their local communities in California, Arizona and Alaska.
“I’m incredibly proud of how our colleagues have stepped up to care not only for the most vulnerable, but also for one another,” said Chris Williams, CEO of MMA’s West Region. “It is MMA’s mission to be there for our colleagues, clients, and community during the moments that matter. Directing our grants to those most impacted by COVID-19 is just one way we’re helping our communities recover.”
Serving Our Communities
The contributions from the Barney & Barney Foundation will provide assistance to the following nonprofit organizations in California.
San Diego – The San Diego Foundation
Supports the most vulnerable communities with assistance such as food and essential living expenses, emergency needs, and rent and utility payment support.
Los Angeles – California Community Foundation
Funds access to food and childcare for education providers, support for the homeless and local healthcare providers, low-wage immigrant workers and other hardship assistance.
Walnut Creek – Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano
Supports vulnerable communities with rental or mortgage payment and other housing expenses, along with furniture, transportation, medical equipment.
San Francisco — San Francisco Foundation
Provides financial support for workers, homeless population, renter protections and food due to school closures.
Orange County – Orange County Community Foundation
Provides supports for community clinics, individuals experiencing layoffs, schools or other community programs that are closed, and nonprofits serving vulnerable populations.
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