GraniteCares

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 $33,000,000 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:

$2,550,000
for
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
$1,500,000
for
Brigham & Women's Hospital
$1,000,000
for
Boston Children's Hospital
$350,000
for
South Shore YMCA
$290,000
for
Alzheimer's Associations
$200,000
for
ALS (Lou Gehrig) Disease
$163,000
for
Animal Rescue League of Boston
$145,000
for
Autism Speaks
$100,000
for
Children's Hospital: Clarity
$50,000
for
Boston Medical Center
$50,000
for
New England Wildlife Center
$25,000
for
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 $5,000 to $10,000.

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 $4,780
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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Amount donated $4,535
Walk Now for Autism Speaks
Walk Now for Autism Speaks is Autism Speaks' signature fundraising and awareness event, taking place in communities across the United States, as well as in Canada.

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Amount donated $2,894
National Prion Disease Pathology Surveillance Center
The National Prion Disease Pathology Surveillance Center (NPDPSC) was created in 1997 as the national center to examine tissue for human cases of suspected prion disease occurring in the United States, most notably Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD).

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Amount donated $4,666
KidsPeace
KidsPeace is a private charity dedicated to serving the behavioral and mental health needs of children, families and communities.

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Amount donated $4,184
The Scituate Animal Shelter
Operated by the Friends of the Scituate Shelter, Inc., the Scituate Animal Shelter is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, no-kill animal shelter that is primarily volunteer run and funded solely by private donations.

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