The Republic Services Charitable Foundation today unveiled its 11 National Neighborhood Promise® grants for 2021, funding neighborhood revitalization projects across the country in communities where Republic Services customers and employees live and work. The majority of this year’s projects support historically Black neighborhoods that have experienced disinvestment, and many of them address food insecurity and sustainability efforts.
“After a year of unprecedented challenges, our diverse neighborhoods need support more than ever, and we’re proud of our continued commitment to creating spaces where people can thrive,” said Donald W. Slager, chief executive officer. “For three years, the Republic Services Charitable Foundation has partnered with proven local organizations to strengthen communities in need by providing support designed to build and support neighborhood revitalization.”
The Republic Services Charitable Foundation launched the National Neighborhood Promise program in 2018, partnering with select nonprofits to fund neighborhood revitalization efforts. The Foundation provides these projects with grants, donated products and services, and, when it is safe, volunteer opportunities for Republic employees. Since 2018, the Foundation has funded close to 60 National Neighborhood Promise projects.