Corporate Philanthropy & Volunteering

Giving back through volunteerism

From local projects to global challenges, we aim to have an enduring impact on the communities where we live and do business.
Below are just a few examples of the work we're doing.

Inspiring careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)

Girls4Tech™ is our signature education programme that showcases our payments technology and engages our employees as role models and mentors—all with the goal to inspire a career in science, technology, engineering and math. Since the program’s launch in 2014, we’ve reached nearly 11,000 girls in the U.S., India, Germany, Italy, England, Australia, Argentina, Belgium, China, Brazil, Poland, Singapore and the U.A.E.

In the U.K., we've partnered with Go4SET, a programme developed by the Engineering Development Trust. Our employees serve as mentors for nine weeks, working with both boys and girls from ages 12 to 14 on STEM activities. 

In Singapore, we support the Girls2Pioneers programme with UN women. Workshops are run by Mastercard employees who encourage girls between the ages of 10 and 15 through a series of STEM challenges. The programme has reached 6,000 girls in its first two years.

Supporting the next generation of entrepreneurs

The Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) and Mastercard have joined forces since 2010, inspiring students to dream-up, develop and launch their own businesses in the U.S., Belgium, Mexico and China. We support NFTE through our volunteering and several board memberships and have donated more than $4.5 million in support of NFTE's global mission.

Our Local Community

Financial Inclusion is very important to us at Mastercard and we believe that all people should have an opportunity to participate in the economy. Our work with the First Love Foundation is key to ensuring that poverty within the London Borough of Tower Hamlets is alleviated through tackling the roo+N29t causes of hidden hunger and financial exclusion.

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