Our Employee Service and Giving

All of us at Harvard Pilgrim contribute time, money—or both—to causes we care about in the places where we live and work.


Watch our video about our programs to see what happens when we put on our red shirts and go to work to make our communities better.


Making Good Happen 2: A tool-kit for building an effective employee service and giving program that tracks our experiences and learnings from our own programs.

Employee Mini-Grants

To honor the lives of the Harvard Pilgrim members that were lost in the attacks on 9/11 at the World Trade Center, the Foundation provides all staff the opportunity to give $500 to their favorite charities. These contributions go to schools, art centers, animal shelters, food banks and countlesss other organizations.

In 2019, 1,272 employee mini-grants totaling $592,500 were contributed to causes in more than 282 communities. $57,750 went towards healthy food focused initiatives.

Annual Corporate Service Days

Every year hundreds of us at Harvard Pilgrim leave our day jobs to volunteer together. We dig school gardens, stuff back packs with new school supplies, paint playgrounds, build school gardens, plant food for food banks and lead cooking classes for kids. 

In 2017, we logged a total of 3,652 hours of volunteer service to schools and local organizations across our region that make life better in the places we call home. 

Watch a video to see our employees in action.

Annual MLK Brunch & Service Event

Each January, we gather with colleagues, friends and family to remember and rededicate ourselves to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s message of equality and justice. His life of service to our nation inspires our community activities throughout the year.  



Community Spirit Awards

This prize honors the unsung community heroes among us at Harvard Pilgrim along wiith the many nonprofit organizations that work with us to make New England a great place to live and work.



Skill Based Volunteering

Disaster Volunteering

The Disaster Volunteer Program provides support for our members and the community impacted by storms and other disasters in partnership with long-standing community-based organizations including the American Red Cross. Through the program, employee volunteers are trained to assist with a variety of tasks including: setting up and staffing shelters, mass feeding and bulk distribution of emergency supplies. 

2020 Impact Reports

Connecticut Impact Report

Massachusetts Impact Report

New Hampshire Impact Report

Maine Impact Report