Corporate Giving

As a firm, we take pride in being a good corporate citizen in the communities where we live and work. FBR supports and encourages our employees’ participation in community programs where their personal involvement makes a difference. The FBR Foundation encourages these commitments by directing corporate support to charities in which our employees and our partners play an active role.

In 2014, to commemorate its 25th Anniversary, FBR undertook a significant Corporate Giving initiative with the input, support and direction of employees.  A committee of tenured employees was established to accept and review nominations from employees for special, one-time anniversary grants.  As a result of this effort, over the course of its 25th year, FBR will designate ten $25,000 grants to organizations making a sustainable impact on our communities.    The organizations selected to receive these special grants include:

  • Alexandria Seaport Foundation – An Alexandria-based non-profit whose mission is to help disadvantaged youths develop math and science skills through hands on in-school programs as well as providing older students with apprentice programs and mentoring to develop work-ethic, self confidence, social skills and the discipline and focus required to master the craft of wooden boat building.
  • Association to Benefit Children – A New York-based organization dedicated to bringing joy and warmth to disadvantaged children and their families through compassionate, sustainable, comprehensive and integrated services designed to break the cycles of abuse, neglect, sickness and homelessness.  Programs include early childhood education, hosting assistance, mental health services crisis intervention, summer camps, and mentoring.
  • DreamDog Foundation – A Virginia-based group dedicated to the empowerment and literacy of both at-risk children and their families.  Programs include such strategies as Family Links which provides classes in parenting, specifically for teen mothers, “Book of My Own” workshops to support learning in language arts, and seminars on various topics to help families in crisis or special need.
  • Harrison’s Heroes – A new Houston-based foundation to provide support for the welfare of children in the hospital and their families.  In memory of 2-year old Harrison Kothari who passed away in 2010 as a result of an infection he contracted while recovering from brain surgery.
  • Leukemia and Lymphoma Society – A national organization seeking to eradicate blood borne cancers and to support the patients and families being treated for them.
  • Play Ball! Foundation – Founded by Mike Harney, this group provides access to competitive sports to over 1,300 middle school students in the Greater Boston area.  Of the participants, nearly 80% live below the poverty line and would not otherwise be able to participate in after school activities.  Today Play Ball! Has over 46 teams offering football, baseball, Double Dutch, volleyball, and soccer to middle school students in over 20 public schools.
  • Sasha Bruce Youthworks – A Washington DC based organization whose mission is to improve the lives of runaway, homeless, abused, neglected and at-risk youth and their families.  Sasha Bruce is the only youth-specific shelter in the Nation’s Capital.
  • So Others May Eat – A Washington regional organization that exists to help the poor and homeless in the Capitol Region and break the cycle of homelessness by offering services such as affordable housing, job training, addiction treatment, and counseling to the poor, elderly and individuals with mental illness.
  • Stop Soldier Suicide – The first national civilian not-for-profit organization dedicated to preventing active duty and veteran suicide.  Stop Soldier Suicide hosts an annual even in New York to build awareness for this issue and build support mechanisms for soldiers, many of whom must overcome the impact of traumatic events as they return home from service.
  • Youth I.N.C. – A New York-based effort dedicated to improving the lives of though a unique venture philanthropy model that empowers, develops and educates non-profit organizations serving young people in the metropolitan area.

We are very proud to support these and dozens of other meaningful charities striving to improve the lives of people in our communities.