Nominations for the 2018 Companies With Heart are now being accepted. Click here to fill out the online form.
Most non-profit organizations rely on a mix of individual gifts, grants and state and federal funds. The grants, state and federal funds receive a bulk of the headlines—but it’s the individual and corporate donations that do the most. According to the National Philanthropic Trust, the largest source of charitable giving in 2014 came from individuals at $258.51 billion, or 72% of total giving; followed by foundations ($53.97 billion), bequests ($28.13 billion) and corporations ($17.77 billion). Locally, it seems that both those giving and those receiving are better for it.
Charitable giving is engrained in many company cultures these days, and yet there are still a handful of businesses whose level of charity sets them apart from the pack. That’s the idea behind Jacksonville Magazine’s annual list of Companies With Heart.
All of our honored companies have at least one thing in common—they know that forward-thinking for-profit businesses can have a significant impact on non-profits.
The same survey mentioned above revealed that 25.3 percent of U.S. adults volunteered with an organization, contributing an estimated 8.7 billion hours—the most hours recorded since the survey began in 2002. The total value of those hours? Approximately $179.2 billion.
Of course, a company can contribute to non-profits in a number of ways—through man hours, energy and fundraising drives. Because we believe that a company’s worth is measured in more than just revenue, our list honors businesses both large and small.
Listed below are the 2017 honorees.
Bank of America
BDO USA (formerly LBA Group)
Clockwork Marketing Service
Crowley Maritime Corporation
Dr. Clayman’s Plastic Surgery Center & Miracle Spa
Duval Motor Company
Ennis, Pellum & Associates, CPAs
Fifth Third Bank
Florida Capital Bank
JWB Real Estate Capital, LLC
Law Offices of Farah & Farah
The Law Offices of John M. Phillips
The Main Street America Group
Montoya & Associates
Native Sun Natural Foods
St. Vincent’s Healthcare
UF Health Jacksonville
VyStar Credit Union