Top 50 Corporate Giver

Verizon Communications (VZ)


Patrick Gaston

Foundation program:

Verizon Foundation
100 % of giving is through foundation

Signature program:

Verizon Reads
Verizon is committed to being the leader in America's campaign to raise literacy levels by orchestrating a national platform, Verizon Reads, that increases funding, community awareness, and support for a wide diversity of literacy programs.

2004 cash donations $ 71,449,421
As pct. of revenue 0.1 %
As pct. of earnings 0.6 %
Change since 2003 2.1 %
Change since 2002 -4.7 %

2004 in-kind donations $ 36,772
As pct. of revenue 0 %
As pct. of earnings 0 %
Change since 2003 -87.7 %
Change since 2002 -91.2 %

Projected increase/decrease no change

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

   Other / specifics:   Literacy
Domestic violence

 Major Objectives

As a company, we believe in the power of communications to change people's lives for the better. Advancing literacy, weaving technology into literacy programs, improving literacy levels K-12, addressing domestic violence through awareness, prevention and victim recovery and engaging employees and customers in our efforts.