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Nov 15, 2013

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Visa Responds to Typhoon Haiyan

Visa Inc. today announced a commitment to help the people of the Philippines following the devastation caused by Typhoon Haiyan. Visa will make a donation of $200,000 to the Red Cross to support relief and recovery efforts. Visa also will match employee donations to Red Cross relief efforts on a two-to-one basis through mid-December.

Further, in conjunction with its clients, Visa will waive interchange fees on donations made through December 31, 2013 to a select group of major U.S.- and Canada-based charities that are providing support to relief efforts. Eligible charities are:

United States

  • American Red Cross
  • AmeriCares
  • CARE
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Mercy Corps
  • Oxfam America
  • Save the Children
  • US Fund for UNICEF
  • World Vision

Canada

  • Canadian Red Cross
  • CARE Canada
  • Humanitarian Coalition Canada
  • Oxfam Canada
  • Oxfam-Quebec
  • Save the Children Canada
  • UNICEF Canada
  • World Vision Canada

Finally, Visa will donate the revenue it generates from eligible contributions to the crisis through December 31, 2013 directly to the Red Cross.

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Posted by: Douglas Sabo, Head of Corporate Philanthropy & Responsibility, Visa Inc. on November 15, 2013 at 4:22 pm

Nov 4, 2013

Welcome to Visa’s Second Annual Global Volunteer Month!

 

On November 1st, Visa kicks off of our 2nd Annual Global Volunteer Month. In this focused month of volunteering, employees around the world are finding meaningful ways to give back.

Last year, more than 2,100 employees improved the communities where we live and work, serving over 87 nonprofits in 28 markets spanning 18 countries. This November, we are excited to extend our impact to 23 countries as we focus on needs in our communities—from a team in Singapore that will teach financial literacy to high school students, to employees in Nairobi who will plant trees in a local forest, to Sao Paulo volunteers who will deliver supplies to a local school.  In our headquarters community around Foster City, we have more than 40 events planned, including teams of employees who will be alleviating hunger through engaging with local food banks, beautifying parks in San Francisco, volunteering at local schools and so much more.

Since its launch in 2008, the global Visa Volunteers initiative has been a core component of our Corporate Responsibility program. At Visa, we believe it’s important to enable and empower our employees with opportunities to give back. The Visa Volunteers program helps employees around the world connect with nonprofit partners, create team events and track their volunteer hours. We also recognize exceptional commitment and service through the Visa Volunteer Award, honoring the personal volunteer service of our employees.

It’s going to be a great month, and we look forward to highlighting how our employees have made a difference! Employees can tweet photos from events using the #VisaGivesBack hashtag.

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Posted by: Jamie Horst, Corporate Initiatives, Visa Inc. on November 4, 2013 at 9:19 am

Nov 1, 2012

One Day. One Month. One Visa.

Today, Visa celebrates the kick-off of our inaugural Global Volunteer Month. Throughout November, our employees around the world will come together to give back to their local communities through volunteerism.

In 30 offices spanning 23 countries, thousands of Visa employees will be supporting a variety of projects to help those in need and improve our local communities. In Singapore, our employees will volunteer with youth at a local science center. In Johannesburg, employees will be teaching financial literacy to youth. While our employees in Sao Paulo will be collecting and distributing toys to children, our team in Toronto will be volunteering at a local food bank. In our headquarters region of the San Francisco Bay Area, employees will be participating in a number of volunteer events, including projects at local homeless shelters, food banks, job-readiness nonprofits and parks.

Our global Visa Volunteers initiative has been a core component of our Corporate Responsibility program since its launch in 2008. At Visa, we believe in the importance of supporting the local communities and neighborhoods in which we all live and work. Our Visa Volunteers program helps employees around the world find local opportunities, create team events and track their volunteer hours. We also honor our leading employee volunteers with the Visa Volunteer Award, recognizing their personal contributions to their communities

We look forward to sharing with you highlights from the Visa Global Volunteer Month.

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Posted by: Douglas Sabo, Visa Corporate Responsibility on November 1, 2012 at 3:54 pm

Oct 31, 2012

Visa Inc. Responds to Hurricane Sandy

Hurricane Sandy was a storm of historic scale that is disrupting the lives of millions of people. Our thoughts are with those impacted as they manage through this difficult time.

As part of our ongoing commitment to being a responsible corporate citizen, Visa is supporting humanitarian efforts in the following ways:

Corporate contribution: Visa is making a contribution of $300,000 to the American Red Cross to support immediate relief and recovery efforts.

Employee matching gift program: Visa will match employee donations to disaster relief efforts on a two-to-one basis through the end of November.

Interchange fee waive: As part of Visa’s response, interchange fees on U.S. domestic Visa transactions will be waived through the end of November for a select group of U.S.-based charities providing support to Hurricane Sandy relief efforts. Eligible charities include:

Finally, Visa also will donate our revenue generated from these eligible contributions to the American Red Cross.

We are hopeful that together we can help recover from this disaster and start the rebuilding process.

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Posted by: Douglas Sabo, Visa Corporate Responsibility on October 31, 2012 at 4:15 pm