Fannie Mae's Community Investment and Engagement organization is responsible for the company's grant program, initiatives to combat homelessness, and employee volunteerism. We focus our investments on housing-related needs.
Fannie Mae’s Help the Homeless (HTH) program is the nation's largest fundraising effort focused on homelessness. Launched as a Washington, DC-centered initiative in 1988, HTH has distributed approximately $100 million to nonprofit partners working to prevent and end homelessness.
In 2012, HTH was introduced in five new cities – Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Philadelphia, and Los Angeles. About 700 local walks brought together Fannie Mae employees, neighbors, and beneficiary organizations committed to ending homelessness. The more than 100,000 participants raised $4.5 million to support organizations dedicated to serving those who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless, and raised awareness of the issue in their communities..
Our commitment to making a positive difference in the communities where we live and work is reflected in our mission, our people, and our long-standing spirit of volunteerism and community support.
Our employee volunteer efforts are aligned with and deepen the impact of Fannie Mae's business while helping to build and strengthen relationships with the communities we serve. In 2012, more than 2,000 Fannie Mae employees volunteered approximately 24,000 hours on a wide range of projects and initiatives to benefit 261 local community organizations.
Our 7 Days to SERVE program is a concentrated week of community service activities. Fannie Mae employees volunteer for hands-on projects and skills-based activities that support our nonprofit partners whose services address housing-related issues, homelessness, and building stronger communities.