Throughout 2021, we continued our long-standing tradition of building community resilience, engaging with entrepreneurs and stepping up to help others overcome financial hardship. Thousands of employees gave back to their communities through participation in events held by our PayPal Community Impact teams, through global participatory and employee matching gifts, skills-based mentoring and volunteering.

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Powering an equitable and inclusive global economy to advance our collective social impact

Following a record year of volunteerism and giving in 2020, PayPal employees once again demonstrated their generosity and desire to support their communities by volunteering over 80,000 hours and donating nearly $5 million (including matching) in 2021. Our PayPal Community Impact program mobilizes employees to further PayPal’s vision of powering an equitable and inclusive global economy. The program provides employees with opportunities to foster stronger relationships with their communities through volunteering, grantmaking and other activities. In 2021, we had more than 24,000 employees participate across 41 Community Impact Teams in 22 countries.

We're committed to skill building in our communities

Our employees around the world volunteer their time and expertise through a variety of skills-based programs and causes. In 2021, we launched our Skills for Good campaign to build the capacity of PayPal nonprofit partners through initiatives such as nonprofit board service, pro bono activities, coaching and mentoring. Through our Tech for Good program, over 100 volunteers in India participated in a month-long software development Hackathon where they worked on eight projects aimed at solving day-to-day problems facing local nonprofits focused on economic empowerment.

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We’re supporting our local communities

In late 2021, PayPal became a sponsor of San Jose Aspires, an invitation-based program for students at two local San Jose, CA high schools, many of whom are first-generation college students, to build college or career readiness and earn up to $5,000 to support their post-secondary educational goals. In Singapore, our PayPal Women Luminaries Program provides scholarships to offset tuition fees and grants internship opportunities and access to PayPal technical courses and workshops.