The Standard Charitable Foundation Announces Grants to Four Nonprofits
The Standard Charitable Foundation, Standard Insurance Company's charitable foundation, announced four grants totaling $150,000. The recipients are:
Micro Enterprise Services of Oregon - $50,000
De La Salle North Catholic High School - $50,000
Portland State University Foundation - $25,000
Youth Villages - $25,000
"The Standard Charitable Foundation was created to support members of our communities needing a hand," said Dan McMillan, president of The Standard Charitable Foundation and president and CEO of The Standard. "These grants will help disadvantaged high school students gain work experience, aid small business entrepreneurs in need of mentoring or funding, prepare business school students to use data and analytics to inform strategy and help our youth transitioning out of foster care. These dollars are focused on making a true difference in the lives of those around us, which aligns with the foundation's purpose and our values as an organization."
The foundation's giving is separate from the corporate giving of The Standard. Since 2007,
The Standard Charitable Foundation, The Standard and its employees and retirees have contributed more than $48 million in grants and social investments.
About The Standard Charitable Foundation
The Standard Charitable Foundation was founded in 2006 with the mission to make a positive difference by supporting community development, education, disability and health organizations. While the foundation's broad goal is making a positive difference in communities, it places special emphasis on helping individuals and families who have experienced a loss or setback such as a major disability or the loss of a loved one.
About The Standard
The Standard is a family of companies dedicated to helping customers achieve financial well-being and peace of mind. In business since 1906, we are a leading provider of financial protection products and services for employers and individuals. Our products include group and individual disability insurance, group life, dental and vision insurance, voluntary (employee-paid) benefits, absence management services, and retirement plans and annuities for employers and individuals. For more information about The Standard, visit www.standard.com or follow us on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn.
The Standard is the marketing name for StanCorp Financial Group, Inc., and its subsidiaries: Standard Insurance Company, The Standard Life Insurance Company of New York, Standard Retirement Services, Inc., StanCorp Mortgage Investors, Inc., StanCorp Investment Advisers, Inc., StanCorp Real Estate, LLC, and StanCorp Equities, Inc.