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.