Bright Funds and Jefferson Awards Foundation Partner to Expand Corporate Social Good Programs and Promote Public Service

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The partnership will support corporate public service, encouraging employee giving and volunteering throughout communities nationwide.

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The Jefferson Awards Foundation strategically works with companies and non-profits who share their vision of powering and celebrating public service.

Bright Funds, a technology partner of leading companies running high-impact employee giving and volunteering programs, today announced a new national partnership with the Jefferson Awards Foundation, the nation’s most prestigious and longest-standing organization dedicated to powering and celebrating public service. The partnership will enhance the ways companies working with Jefferson Awards Foundation engage their employees through charitable giving and volunteering, expanding public service in communities nationwide.

Through the partnership, Jefferson Awards Foundation clients will have access to the Bright Funds enterprise platform, which provides employees with giving, matching and volunteering programs. The Jefferson Awards Foundation works with over 200 Champion organizations — organizations that share the foundation’s vision and values — employing 6.4 million people to amplify successes and share stories to drive greater impact.

“Bright Funds was created to empower donors and volunteers with the tools to unlock their potential for good and create lasting change. Our technology supports the Jefferson Awards Foundation by inspiring, enabling and celebrating service among its corporate champion communities,” said Ty Walrod, CEO of Bright Funds. “This partnership is particularly special because together with the Jefferson Awards Foundation, we can activate the incredible capacity and spirit of employees to do good — at scale.”

Bright Funds provides a comprehensive offering to companies that connects employees to causes they care about and facilitates more impactful workplace giving and volunteering. Currently serving over 30 companies, the Bright Funds enterprise platform enables employees to choose their causes and give to individual nonprofits or exclusively available "funds” comprised of multiple nonprofits. Currently, over 1.6 million nonprofits are accessible through Bright Funds.

"The Jefferson Awards Foundation strategically works with companies and non-profits who share their vision of powering and celebrating public service," Hillary Schafer, Executive Director of the Jefferson Awards Foundation, said. “A partnership with Bright Funds innovates our non-profit model by offering unique resources to our corporate Champion partners – companies that have shown themselves to be dedicated to true service for themselves and their employees. Together, we deliver tools companies need to activate and celebrate public service.”

About Bright Funds
San Francisco-based Bright Funds helps leading companies and their employees change the world through impactful social good programs, and in doing so, make their businesses more successful. Bright Funds enables employees to choose their cause and give to individual nonprofits or exclusively available “Funds” comprised of multiple nonprofits. In one platform, Bright Funds brings together the power of research, the reliability of a trusted financial service, and the convenience of centralized contributions and company reporting. Employees, recruits, customers, investors, and worthy causes appreciate companies that use Bright Funds for employee-empowered giving. For more information, please visit

About the Jefferson Awards Foundation
The Jefferson Awards Foundation is America’s gold seal of public service. Like their namesake, they believe engaging in social good inspires purpose - and drives lasting solutions for our communities and the nation. Their five programs accelerate and amplify public service. JAF delivers tools for collective engagement and empowers anyone to make an impact. They train and activate Americans to take action and to be leaders in schools, communities, workplaces and the world. The Jefferson Awards Foundation is the country’s most prestigious and longest standing public service award. With celebration, they say thank you. In sharing the stories of America’s best citizens, they empower them to do more and inspire all to take action. To learn more about the Jefferson Awards Foundation, visit: or engage with our community on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

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