Preventing Another Lost GenerationJul 8, 2020
We cannot allow the coronavirus pandemic or the economic downturn it has caused to leave lasting emotional and mental scars on our younger generation. Here’s what we can do.
Morgan Stanley is committed to giving back to the communities where we live and work through long-lasting partnerships, community-based delivery and engaging our best asset—Morgan Stanley employees.
For more than 50 years, the Morgan Stanley Foundation has supported healthy starts and solid educations for the children in our communities, and has continued to expand the reach of those initiatives globally for the past 20 years through the Morgan Stanley International Foundation.
Morgan Stanley Foundation programs focus on three core fundamentals for children’s physical and cognitive development: sustained access to healthy and nutritious food, safe places to play, and access to quality healthcare.
Our employees are instrumental in carrying out the Firm’s mission of Giving Back. In addition to year-round volunteering, employees have helped Morgan Stanley deliver more than 2.4 million hours of service through the Firm’s dedicated Global Volunteer Month. Each year our employees also make a lasting impact with local nonprofit partners through pro bono and skills based volunteering, including our signature pro bono program, Morgan Stanley Strategy Challenge.
With charitable funding, planning advice and hands-on volunteering, we partner with Feeding America to provide children with access to nutritious food, which is critical for a healthy start to life. We recently celebrated 10 years of partnership with Feeding America distributing over 211 million meals to children and families across the country.
By volunteering and providing financial support, we are ensuring that children around the country have access to a childhood filled with the balance and active play needed to thrive through our partnership with KaBOOM! This partnership has already delivered 23 playgrounds and 20 play spaces providing accessible and safe play to over 9,500 children.