Community Engagement

Our Purpose is to Help People Live Their Financial Best

While our data, technology and talent support this goal on a daily basis by enabling access to credit, the Equifax Foundation exists to help low-to-moderate income communities live their best through a focus on one core objective: Strengthen Financial Capability.

Good credit ensures the start of a strong financial life and journey. Bad credit prevents individuals and families from attaining the dream of a home, the stability of a job, and the planning for a safe financial future; so we invest in partners, projects and initiatives, to help people better understand how to effectively manage their financial resources by helping build their financial capability.

Ability to Act


Knowledge: The understanding of basic financial concepts (interest, inflation, credit, etc.)
Confidence: A consumer's confidence in their ability to achieve financial behavior
Motivation: The driver of financial behavior
Skills: Knowing how to find, process, and act on information (budgeting, saving, etc.)
 
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Opportunity to Act

Access: To quality, appropriate and affordable financial products, services, and policies

Putting Our Purpose Into Practice

Through our Foundation leadership and the philanthropic contributions of our team members, we are driving progress through financial capability by helping people better understand how to effectively manage their financial resources.

Volunteering

Philanthropy via our Foundation

Partnerships

Matching Gifts

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Purpose in Practice

Through our Foundation leadership and the philanthropic contributions of our team members, we are driving progress through financial capability by helping people better understand how to effectively manage their financial resources. 
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Partners

Our Partnerships Are Key

The Equifax Foundation relies on strategic partnerships to create shared value. Our unique assets, including data, technology and skilled volunteerism, position us to support community organizations in their efforts to help people—especially those in low-to-moderate income communities— build and manage credit and wealth. 
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Foundation Grants

Strategic Foundation Giving Support

In 2019 we gave $3 million to support Financial Capability, and through the second quarter of 2020 we’ve awarded more than $1.7 million with a strategic focus on giving that also supports COVID-19 response.
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Matching Gifts & Volunteerism

Our Employees Help Make the Difference

Our Matching Gift program matches employee donations dollar-for-dollar, up to $10,000 annually to eligible 501c3 nonprofit organizations. We also offer every employee up to 16 hours of paid time off for volunteerism each year.