The Arbella Insurance Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the Arbella Insurance Group in Quincy, Massachusetts, has announced that it awarded grants totaling $2.8 million in 2015 and that Arabella employees provided sixteen hundred employee hours to nonprofit organizations in New England.
During the year, Arbella awarded more than $133,000 in support of a range of causes championed by its employees; contributed $778,000 in partnership with its independent agents in support of a variety of local causes; and provided more than $85,000 as a corporate sponsor of Project Bread's annual Walk for Hunger. The foundation also helped fund a number of local youth and development organizations, including local YMCAs, Boys & Girls Clubs, and Greater Fall River RE-CREATION, which provides residents of and disadvantaged youth in Fall River, Massachusetts, with educational and developmental programs. In addition, the foundation and Arbella employees supported a range of homeless and hunger programs, veterans causes, and driving-safety initiatives.
"Our employees and independent agents are enormously valuable because of their outstanding work both in the office and in their communities," said John Donohue, chairman, president, and CEO of Arbella Insurance and chair of the Arbella Foundation. "Our foundation finds great value in working with and supporting Arbella employees and agents because they give us a deeper understanding of local causes and our neighbor’s needs. Their compassion and proactivity enable us to allocate our funds directly to where there is need."