Elephant Insurance recently announced the first two rounds of beneficiaries of the Helping Herd program, where Elephant is donating $300,000 to organizations and programs that have been adversely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic or who are providing COVID-19 relief to their community. These contributions benefited organizations that assist the community in the field of mental health and underrepresented communities.
“The Elephant team is so proud to offer this opportunity to organizations focused on mental health and diversity, equity and inclusion that have been impacted by the pandemic,” said Alberto Schiavon, CEO of Elephant Insurance. “Elephant is grateful we can provide extra support to these organizations with the help of our parent company Admiral Group.”
Members of the Elephant team were engaged in the Helping Herd selection process, either by suggesting worthy organizations through a survey or by voting to choose the beneficiaries. There will be four contribution rounds, each focused on a different aspect of health, such as mental health, diversity, equality and inclusion, physical health, or community health. The funding for physical health and community health will be disbursed over the next few months.
The list below represents the first two contribution rounds focusing on mental health and diversity, equality and inclusion:
- American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Virginia Chapter – $2,500
- Arc of Virginia – $4,000
- Army Scholarship Foundation – $2,500
- Beacon Tree Foundation – $5,000
- Better Housing Coalition – $10,000
- Birth in Color – $2,500
- Blue Sky Fund – $3,000
- Boys & Girls Club Metro Richmond – $10,000
- Celebrate! RVA – $5,000
- Church Hill Activities and Tutoring (CHAT) – $2,500
- Elephant House Foundation – $7,500
- Girls for a Change – $5,000
- Health Brigade – $7,500
- James House – $5,000
- Jeremiah Foundation/Robin’s” Hope – $2,500
- NAMI Central Virginia – $10,000 and NAMI Local Chapters – $2,000 each ($24,000 total)
- NAMI Davidson County (Tennessee)
- NAMI Dekalb (Georgia)
- NAMI El Paso (Texas)
- NAMI Greater Cleveland (Ohio)
- NAMI Jackson County (Illinois)
- NAMI Lake County (Indiana)
- NAMI Metropolitan Baltimore (Maryland)
- Richmond CASA (a Richmond SCAN program) – $15,000
“We are grateful to have been selected as a recipient of a Helping Herd grant!” said Julia Warren Mattingly, founder and executive director of Celebrate RVA. “These funds will be so impactful in providing joy to children across Richmond on their birthdays – we are fierce believers in the power of celebration. It’s an honor to work alongside Elephant to accomplish that mission.”
Giving $118,500 to organizations that assist the community in the field of mental health and underrepresented communities – now that’s something to celebrate.
At the date of publication, this organization is a client of The Hodges Partnership.