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KPMG Foundation

We seek to create a world with equity and access to opportunity for all.

Our mission and vision

The KPMG U.S. Foundation seeks to create a world with equity and access to opportunity for all.

Building on our firm’s 125 years of positive impact in the communities where we live and work, KPMG U.S. and the KPMG U.S. Foundation are committing more than $125 million over the next five years to support programs that will help underrepresented groups confront systemic barriers in education, health care, and economic opportunity.

Our work and programs


Improving access to educational opportunities.
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Education Impact Areas

  1. Professional development for educators
  2. Educational enrichment for underrepresented groups
  3. College and career readiness

Education Programs

Educational Matching Gifts

Support for all higher education institutions, including community colleges and trade schools

Reaching New Heights

Direct funding to new or existing diversity programs in higher education institutions, including community colleges and trade schools, to promote diversity pipeline initiatives. To learn more about this year's grant recipients, visit here.

Education Grantee Spotlights

Urban Schools Human Capital Academy

USHCA works with human capital leaders in schools, districts, and states to analyze their unique talent needs, provide customized materials and guidance, and identify key metrics to measure success and improve outcomes through enhanced teacher and leader quality. Our funding supports partnerships with district human resources teams in five school systems to help identify problematic gaps in teacher effectiveness and implement a plan to ensure teachers are equipped to thrive.


MindSpark activates educators to solve society’s biggest challenges by providing transformative professional learning experiences. The organization provides professional development opportunities using a foundation of innovation, inclusion, well-being, and workforce literacy. Our funding supports its New Teacher Development and Education Accelerator programs, designed to support educators with more equitable classroom management techniques — such as inclusion in the classroom, health and wellness, and resilience — and professional development in community-based problem solving, agility, unconscious bias, emotional intelligence, and more.


Enabling equitable access to health, well-being, and economic opportunities.
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Equity Impact Areas

  1. Economic empowerment
  2. Health equity
  3. Mental health

Equity Grantee Spotlights

Learn more about our most impactful community partnerships focused on increasing equity:

National Alliance on Mental Illness

NAMI provides advocacy, education, support and public awareness so that all individuals and families affected by mental illness can build better lives. NAMI provides accurate and timely information regarding symptoms and treatments. The organization strives to promote equity in access to mental health services and education by creating and distributing resources targeted to underserved communities and Read more...


CLUES advances social and economic equity and well-being for Latinos by building upon their strengths and cultures, uplifting their community, and activating leadership for systemic change. The organization takes a holistic and community-driven approach to programming to support Latino individuals and families, including new immigrants and low-income families who dream of a better future. Our funding supports CLUES’s Economic Empowerment initiatives, including employment coaching, financial capability education, pathways to homeownership education, and support in navigating healthcare systems.


Strengthening the communities where we live and work.
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Community Programs

Supporting the initiatives that help communities thrive. 

Funding community based organizations that provide holistic support to help communities, and residents, thrive.

Community Grantee Spotlights

Learn more about our most impactful partnerships focused on strengthening our communities:

Boys & Girls Clubs of America

Boys & Girls Clubs of America is the nation’s premier youth development organization, with programs, training, and services that impact nearly 4 million children and teens every year. The organization provides safe, positive, and inclusive environments for all youth and teens — of every race, ethnicity, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, ability, socioeconomic status, and religion — to enable them to reach their full potential as productive, caring, and responsible citizens.

Special Olympics

Special Olympics is a global movement of people creating a new world of inclusion and community, where every single person is accepted and welcomed, regardless of ability or disability. The mission of Special Olympics is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them ongoing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy, and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills, and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes, and their community.

All Stars Project of Dallas

The All Stars Project of Dallas aims to transform the lives of underserved youth in Dallas through mentorship and community support. All Stars invests in intensive door-to-door community outreach to grow the All Stars Talent Show Network and the Development School for Youth, provides development coaching to help youth grow their network of caring adults, collaborates with nonprofits as part of The School Zone, and partners with local organizations, thought leaders, and policy makers.

Relief & Resilience

Providing relief and recovery for our people, communities, and planet.


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Relief & Resilience Impact Areas

  1. Disaster relief & recovery
  2. Employee assistance
  3. Environmental sustainability

Relief & Resilience Programs

Disaster Relief & Response

Support for our communities when disaster strikes, working with GlobalGiving to support grassroots organizations and projects that support impacted communities and provide immediate aid and resources where they are needed most. To learn more, visit here.

Employee Relief

Support for KPMG employees and their families during times of unexpected financial difficulty following a disaster, emergency, or other unforeseen hardship. To learn more, visit here.

Climate Adaptation & Resilience

Investing in the long-term resilience and sustainability of our communities and planet, supporting climate adaptation, environmental protection, social equity, and economic stability.

Relief & Resilience Grantee Spotlights

Learn more about our most impactful community partnerships focused on relief and resilience efforts:

Arbor Day Foundation

The Arbor Day Foundation has grown over the last 50 years to become the largest member nonprofit organization dedicated to planting trees, distributing nearly 500 million trees worldwide. Our funding supports the general mission of Arbor Day Foundation. Since 2014, the organization has been our national partner for planting a tree for every new hire.

The Climate Initiative

TCI believes youth are key to solving the climate challenge, and its mission is to develop a cohesive youth voice that influences decision-makers to embrace climate solutions. TCI aims to educate, empower, and activate 10 million youth to reach this goal by 2025. Our funding promotes nationwide distribution of eight Learning Labs, which will be used to teach the importance of climate action to youth. Each educator will be provided with a stipend for delivery of the program.

GRID Alternatives

GRID Alternatives is the nation’s largest nonprofit solar installer, serving families throughout California, Colorado, the Mid-Atlantic region, and tribal communities nationwide. GRID envisions a rapid, equitable transition to a world powered by renewable energy that benefits everyone. Our funding will support community-powered solutions to advance economic and environmental justice through renewable energy, including no-cost solar installation for low-income households and multifamily affordable housing providers, training to connect people to clean energy jobs, energy access projects internationally and in tribal communities, and access to electric vehicle programs for low-income communities.

KPMG U.S. Leadership & Team

Our Foundation leadership and board are committed to governing in alignment with our values of access and equity. Their diversity of backgrounds, perspectives and specialties is reflective of our firmwide commitment to promote equity in society.

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Anita Whitehead
KPMG Foundation – Corporate Affairs Development & Exempt Organizations, Social Impact, KPMG US

KPMG U.S. Foundation Board of Directors

Anita Whitehead
KPMG Foundation, Chair Principal, Development & Exemption Organizations
Washington, DC
Maureen Evers-Willcox
Partner, Audit and Office Managing Partner
Long Island, NY
Fiona Grandi
Partner, Advisory
San Francisoco, CA
Chritine Kachinsky
Partner, Tax
Short Hills, NJ
James Powell
Partner, Audit and Office Managing Partner
Washington, DC
Robb Soles
Partner, Tech Assurance Audit
Chicago, IL
Derek Thomas
Partner, Audit
Washington, DC
Elena Richards
Principal and Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer
Montvale, NJ
Debbie Heard
Partner, Tax
San Francisco, CA
Mike Grillaert
Retired KPMG Partner
Cumming, GA
Arun Rajappa
Chair, Outreach Committee, Risk Management
Mark Fitzgerald
Chair, Programs Committee, Tax
Tysons Corner

KPMG U.S. Foundation Employee Council

The Foundation Employee Council consists of KPMG professionals who engage with our programs and serve as ambassadors of the Foundation within the firm.

Courtney Ackerman
Amanda Adcock
Meryl Ahern
Senior Manager
Los Angeles
Carla Anderson
Ross Ashley III
Sr. Director
New Orleans
Philip Bartlett
Managing Director
Joseph Bergeron
Senior Manager
Joe Branch
Executive Assistant
Washington DC
Cortney Brazil
San Francisco
Michael Hsin-Chieh Ch’ang
Managing Director
Tysons Corner
Brian Culvey
Managing Director
Julie Michelle Ellis
Kip Ephraim
Rudy Favard
Short Hills
Susan Garrett
Leigh Emberton George
Sr. Associate
Joel Goodsell
Senior Manager
Rebecca Haverson
New York
Brad Hollern
Sr. Director
Ft. Lauderale
Suzanne Lane
Sr Associate
Ixchel Larios
Sr Associate
Sherry Magee
Senior Director
Eric Marine
Deepika Nagpal
Jo’e Nakai
Associate Director
Gwendolyn Reddy
Dale Fleming Reese IV
Sr. Associate
New York
Nicholas Regester
Managing Director
Tammi Ryley
Oommen Thomas
Managing Director
San Francisco
Sthefanie Urquilla
Sr. Associate
San Francisco
Jennifer Villa
Managing Director
Los Angeles
Joseph Yang
Ella Brunsman
Pranali Aher
New York
Katherine McCutcheon
Associate Director
Amy Congalton
Associate Director
New York
Nancy Phillips
Executive Director
Washington DC
Phillip Bartlett
Managing Director
Jordan Harris
Sr. Associate
New York
Ryan Phelan
Sarah Hughes
Washington DC
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Contact Us

To learn more about the KPMG US Foundation, please send us an email to the KPMG US Mailbox (

The KPMG U.S. Foundation administrative office

Attn: Nora Wheeler

8350 Broad Street
Mclean, VA 22102

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