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Communities

Tackling COVID-19 together

The COVID-19 pandemic has shown that we must urgently address the inequities and barriers facing underserved communities across the world. During this unprecedented time, we have taken action by supporting our customers, Moody's Foundation partners and impacted communities.
$

21,000,000

Value of pro bono products and services offered to support policymakers, government agencies, small businesses and others
$

1,000,000

Support for Moody's Foundation partners and other nonprofits carrying out vital relief work
OUR COVID-19 RESPONSE

Our giving and foundation progress

The Moody's Foundation grants¹
Moody's charitable contributions²
Value of volunteer hours³
Employee-driven giving⁴
Dollars to support volunteer events⁵

2020 highlights

To measure the impact of our social investments, we use the Mission Measurement Impact Genome Project® methodology. See 2020 highlights below.

Empowering people

with financial knowledge

Through Moody’s Reshape Tomorrow™ program, we support women and entrepreneurs from underserved communities to grow their small businesses and create a better future for their communities.
Key impact metrics
$1.2M invested
22 countries affected
88% median efficacy rate
Total reach
2,500 beneficiaries
BENEFICIARIES DEMOGRAPHICS
64% female
36% male

Activating an environmentally sustainable future

Many communities face challenges related to climate change and the just transition toward a lower-carbon economy. Moody’s helps communities address these challenges by partnering with and providing grants to environmental organizations working at the local level.
Key impact metrics
$352,000 invested
30 countries affected
100% median efficacy rate
TOTAL REACH
60,000 beneficiaries
BENEFICIARIES DEMOGRAPHICS
68% female
32% male

Helping young people

reach their potential

We work with schools and nonprofits around the world to prepare students aged 15–24 for successful careers in finance, technology and economics via mentorship initiatives, skills development programs, internships and other educational opportunities.
Key impact metrics
$1.1M invested
49 countries affected
96% median efficacy rate
TOTAL REACH
17,000 beneficiaries
BENEFICIARIES DEMOGRAPHICS
66% female
33% male
1% non-binary
Data is reflective of programming that was active between January and December 2020 and is not reflective of all Moody’s grant partners. Efficacy rate refers to the percentage of beneficiaries who achieved the desired outcome of Moody's funding.

Our community stories

Women-led businesses

Women-owned businesses around the world continue to face barriers despite being pivotal drivers of sustainable economic growth. Through Moody’s Reshape Tomorrow™ program, we are helping women business owners gain better access to capital and markets, scale their enterprises, and promote greater prosperity and opportunity at every level of the market.

Providing financial training to women business owners

Moody’s and WEConnect International’s “Financing Your Growing Business” program supports women business owners through interactive boot camps and online training modules that focus on credit training and accessing markets and capital.

Online training module was accessible to 11,500+ women in 125 countries
Black entrepreneurs

As part of our Moody’s $1 million commitment over the next five years to promote equal justice, The Moody’s Foundation aims to support the growth of more than 200 Black entrepreneurs across the U.S. by the end of 2021 through our $100,000 commitment to Village Capital’s Resource program. In EMEA, we have committed $100,000 to Echoing Green to help Black-led enterprises scale their businesses. Members of Moody’s Black Inclusion Group will provide expertise and consulting to both programs.

Entrepreneurship in Latin America

We partnered with Village Capital to launch an investment readiness program in Latin America. “Finance Forward Latin America 2020” supported entrepreneurs who are building tech-enabled solutions to challenges in financial health, economic mobility, and community resilience through tailored engagements with financial institutions and experts in fintech.

Closing the gender gap in finance and technology

Together with Girls Inc. we created Generation Giga Girl (G3), the first-ever data analytics program for girls from low-income communities. The program addresses the gaps in STEM related to gender and racial and ethnic underrepresented groups.

1,177
girls reached since 2018
44%
of program graduates chose STEM majors in college (as of 2019)
Providing coding skills to LGBTQ+ youth

Our annual Queer Coders program with Hetrick-Martin Institute helps LGBTQ+ youth, aged 18–24, to develop coding skills, through guidance, mentorship and supportive services. In 2020, 19 LGTBQ+ youth took part in our virtual Queer Coders program.