Social Responsibility

In the Community

Graham Holdings Company aims to be a responsible corporate citizen, and there are many ways we contribute to the communities in which we do business.

Company Contributions

The Company and its operating divisions provide support to a variety of worthy organizations and initiatives. Our contributions are concentrated in the following areas:

  • Civic and Community
  • Health and Human Services
  • Education
  • Culture and Art
  • Matching Gifts

Matching Gifts are a key component of the Company’s contributions program. The Company matches employee gifts to nonprofit organizations on a $1-to-$1 basis and on a $2-to-$1 basis (to a maximum employee contribution of $2,000) for educational institutions and organizations in which employees are active volunteers.

Community Outreach

Every division of the Company sponsors a wide array of outreach initiatives that take advantage of the Company’s special resources to benefit local communities.

Kaplan offers free or discounted SAT preparation to economically disadvantaged students to help achieve its goal of making test prep – and thus access to higher educational aspirations – broadly available. The Kaplan Educational Foundation’s Leadership Program provides high-potential, lower income students enrolled in New York City-area community colleges with academic and financial support to finish their two-year studies and go on to successfully earn their bachelor’s degrees at competitive four-year colleges across the country, while also preparing them for professional and community leadership.

Each Graham Media Group television station plays an active role in its community through such initiatives as telethons for local organizations and causes, blood drives, cancer screenings and disaster relief efforts.

Cable ONE gives hundreds of free cable and internet connections to schools, libraries and community buildings in its systems, plus provides educational programs and guides to teachers, through Cable in the Classroom. Cable ONE also sponsors Movie Night in the Park and creates and runs PSAs for local nonprofits to help strengthen its communities.


The Company encourages employees to participate actively in organizations that serve the community, and we have created a number of programs that promote volunteer efforts.

For example, Cable ONE systems sponsor canned-food drives and participate in Relay for Life for the American Cancer Society. Graham Media Groups’ anchors and reporters publicize and participate in foundations that provide such services as dental work for underprivileged kids and student mentoring.