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 $6,099
Interfaith Social Services and the 18th Annual Feed the Hungry Gala
Interfaith Social Services is an organization devoted to assisting those in need on the South Shore by providing food, clothing and comfort to over 20,000 individuals each year.

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Amount donated $4,527
Roxbury YMCA
The Roxbury YMCA is a cornerstone for community life in Roxbury –from infants to seniors, the YMCA impacts hundreds each day and is one of the community’s leading social service providers.

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Amount donated $5,000
Massachusetts Soldiers Legacy Fund
The Massachusetts Soldiers Legacy Fund is a charitable trust that seeks to honor Massachusetts fallen Servicemen and Servicewomen, who were killed while deployed on Operations Enduring and Iraqi Freedom, by providing educational assistance grants to their children.

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Amount donated $4,838
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul offers tangible assistance to those in need on a person-to-person basis, helping some 12 million persons annually in the United States. This aid may take the form of intervention or consultation, often through direct dollar or in-kind service.

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Amount donated $4,819
Woodruff County Animal Rescue Friends
Woodruff County Animal Rescue Friends is a non-profit organization devoted to helping the homeless dogs of Woodruff County find forever homes in New England.

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Amount donated $5,264
Harvest Hope Food Bank | Columbia, South Carolina
The mission of Harvest Hope Food Bank is to provide for the needs of hungry people by gathering and sharing quality food with dignity, compassion and education.

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