Helping others is, and has always been, part of Granite’s mission. Since its inception, Granite’s owners have cultivated a culture of giving at Granite in many ways, including by personally and generously supporting certain flagship charitable causes. They have also instilled their spirit of generosity in others by regularly and actively encouraging all Granite employees to give time and /or money to hundreds of worthy causes, especially those in the local communities where Granite operates.

  • Granite has donated $39,100,000 to hundreds of charities in the local community over the past several years.
  • For the 5th straight year, Granite was marked among the top in most charitable companies in Massachusetts.
  • In 2014, Granite employees volunteered over 5,780 hours.

In 2014 Granite Raised:

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Brigham & Women's Hospital
Boston Children's Hospital
South Shore YMCA
Alzheimer's Associations
ALS (Lou Gehrig) Disease
Animal Rescue League of Boston
Autism Speaks
Children's Hospital: Clarity
Boston Medical Center
New England Wildlife Center
Boston Scholar Athlete Program

Main Granite Events

Granite Day

Granite’s signature annual fundraising event, the company sponsors a carnival-like family celebration at Granite headquarters with all fundraising to support Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

Jeans Day

Each and every week Granite employees select a local charity to support with $3 donations, employees wear jeans to work. Weekly donations range from $3,000 to $5,000.

Christmas Drive

Each year Granite partners with Father Bills/Mainspring Shelter to provide Christmas trees, gifts and financial aid to 15 local underprivileged families. In 2014 750+ gifts were purchased and $26,500 raised.

Sock Drive

Granite donated 1,342 pairs of socks. The drive was created to distribute socks to homeless men and women in Boston. Read More on "One Size Fits All"

Backpack Drive

Granite is working with a local shelter, DOVE, in Quincy that provides assistance for victims of domestic abuse and their children and a local elementary school grades K-5.

Jeans Day and Donations

Employees can wear jeans and t-shirts with a donation every Friday. Donations go to different organizations every Friday.

Most Recent Donations

Amount donated $4,045
Puppies Behind Bars
Puppies Behind Bars is a program that trains prison inmates to raise service dogs which are then given to wounded war veterans or become explosive detection canines for law enforcement. As the puppies mature into well-loved, well-behaved dogs, their raisers learn what it means to contribute to society.

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Amount donated $4,790
The Edward M. Kennedy Academy and their athletic program
The Academy is a college preparatory high school for Boston students exploring careers in health and health-related professions. The Academy provides a supportive learning environment that promotes respect and embraces diversity.

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Amount donated $4,583
Black Feather Horse Rescue
Black Feather Horse Rescue is a nonprofit organization that finds abused and neglected animals, particularly horses, and rehabilitates them in the hope that they will find new homes. The nonprofit also operates programs for sick and special needs children and their families to visit the horses and facilities.

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Amount donated $2,691
The Wellmet Project
The Wellmet Project is a unique program that operates group homes for individuals living with mental illness. The nonprofit strives to not only meet the basic needs of each individual, but to encourage growth, independence and self sufficiency.

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Amount donated $4,780
The Flora Epps Giving Fund
The Flora Epps Giving Fund is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that provides backpacks filled with school supplies to underprivileged children, in addition to giving Christmas presents and clothing to families in need.

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Amount donated $4,303
Best Buddies of Massachusetts
Best Buddies® is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

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