MGM Resorts Foundation awards $2 million in grants to nonprofit organizations

MGM Resorts Foundation awards $2 million in grants to nonprofit organizations

  • Rege Behe
August 17, 2022 10:02 PM
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The MGM Resorts Foundation Wednesday announced it has awarded 82 grants, totaling nearly $2 million, to nonprofit organizations in communities where MGM Resorts operates.

The nonprofits, located in Southern Nevada, Michigan, Mississippi, New Jersey, New York, Northeast Ohio, Western Massachusetts, and the District of Columbia Metropolitan area, provide basic needs and services to residents in those communities.

The funds are the result of contributions made by MGM Resorts employees, and its guests, to the foundation’s Community Grant Fund.

“Year after year we are amazed at the generosity of our employees and now guests,” said MGM Resorts International Executive Director of Community Engagement Maria Jose Gatti in a statement. “In 2022, MGM Resorts employees gave to 82 nonprofit organizations that serve the communities where we live and work. On behalf of our grant recipients, thank you to those who gave to the Community Grant Fund, providing vital assistance to our communities, including medical care, mental health counseling, food and shelter.”

Grants are rewarded through the company’s Community Grant Council, a voluntary committee of employees representing their respective regions. The committee distributes donations not earmarked for specific nonprofit organizations or programs into a grant fund, with awards based on a competitive proposal process.

The MGM Resorts Foundation was established in 2002 to enable MGM Resorts employees to contribute to charitable causes. Since its inception, the foundation has raised more than $100 million and supported more than 1,500 charitable organizations.

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