Top 50 Corporate Giver

Northern Trust Corp (NTRS)


K. Kelly Mannard

Foundation program:

Northern trust Charitable Trust
31 % of giving is through foundation

Signature program:

There are numerous region-specific signature programs throughout the Northern Trust enterprise.
Because there are many programs I will simply highlight the three Chicago (where our headquarters is located) programs:
(1) TEAM?Northern employees mentor inner-city high school students with homework, broaden students' exposure to career opportunities, and guide them through college exploration, life skills and choices.
(2) Northern Lights-in its eleventh year, Northern Lights members (retired Northern Trust Employees) volunteer their time and talents throughout the year to assist a wide variety of nonprofit initiatives.
(3) Nonprofit Leadership-a formal nonprofit board service training and placement program for senior employees. The goal of the program is to educate employees on nonprofit service and governance and then to match them--based on their individual interests and talents--with a nonprofit. The program has received high praise from both the Northern Trust employees and the nonprofit organizations participating in the endeavor.

2004 cash donations $ 11,400,000
As pct. of revenue 0.4 %
As pct. of earnings 1.5 %
Change since 2003 20 %
Change since 2002 18.7 %

2004 in-kind donations $ 3,600,000
As pct. of revenue 0.1 %
As pct. of earnings 0.5 %
Change since 2003 5.9 %
Change since 2002 20 %

Projected increase/decrease increase

 Favored Issues
  arts   education   community development   health care   international
  Arts   Edu   Comm   Health   Intl

   Other / specifics:   Social welfare

 Major Objectives

Since its founding in 1889, Northern Trust has advanced a culture of caring and a commitment to invest in the communities we serve. We do this because a strong and healthy community benefits all who live and work in it, and because we want to give back to the communities that support Northern Trust and help to make it successful. This philosophy continues today through our community lending efforts; our contributions to service and community agencies and organizations; the Matching Gift and Volunteer Grants programs that support and encourage giving by Northern Trust employees, retirees, and directors; the active volunteer work of Northern Trust employees in the communities we serve (Northern Trust partners volunteered more than 201,000 hours in 2004); and, other in-kind contributions that include donations of meeting space, printing, graphic design and other important knowledge services.