Throughout 2020, 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 Give Teams, through global grantmaking and employee matching gifts, skills-based mentoring and volunteering.


PayPal GIVE Teams partner with local nonprofits around the world

In 2020, employees contributed a total of 51,200 hours to support charities around the world, including 16,600 volunteer hours through our #MakeItCount Campaign. Our 41 PayPal GIVE Teams around the world dedicate their time and resources to locally selected volunteering and fundraising efforts, such as working with Habitat for Humanity’s Almost Home Financial Readiness Program in Omaha, conducting a Sleep Out fundraiser to combat homelessness in Ireland and offering financial literacy workshops to high school students in Mexico.

We are 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. Opportunity Hack, founded in 2013 by two PayPal employees, hosted a virtual Hackathon in November 2020 where over 40 PayPal volunteers supported or joined hacker teams across North America, Asia, South America and Europe to create technical solutions for 10 nonprofits.

Through our partnership with Village Capital’s Finance Forward initiative, more than 70 employees from around the world donated over 170 volunteer hours to support 66 early-stage entrepreneurs focused on solutions to improve financial health.

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We are bringing community talent into PayPal

We firmly believe that diverse backgrounds and experiences make our global community stronger. We are investing in organizations like YearUp and Pivotal to help underserved youth in the San Jose community where we are headquartered build skills, join the workforce and attain long-term financial health. In 2019, we increased our cohort of YearUp interns by 30%, expanded internship opportunities to more PayPal global offices and converted about one-third of YearUp interns to full-time employees. 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.