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Advancing Social and Racial Equity  

Our employees spoke, and we listened. More than 60 years ago, Enterprise founder Jack Taylor included a commitment to diversity and inclusion in our guiding principles. In November 2020, we expanded on that commitment in response to employee feedback and social discourse.

As part of the Enterprise ROAD Forward initiative, the Enterprise Holdings Foundation pledged $55 million to organizations that advance social and racial equity. Donations are intended to increase Respect, Opportunity, Achievement and Diversity (ROAD) for young people of color in underserved communities through a focus on early childhood development, youth health and wellness and career and college preparation. 

The Foundation also partnered with four national nonprofit organizations – The Obama Foundation’s My Brother’s Keeper Alliance, United Negro College Fund, Girls Inc. and Parents as Teachers – for this initiative. For more information, visit

Within our own walls

And we’re involving our employees in the effort as well. We are empowering employees to identify the most pressing issues in their communities and decide how to spend an additional $35 million over the next five years. In July 2021, we awarded our inaugural set of local ROAD Forward grants to 690 nonprofits, to the tune of $7.06 million. The grants will help address social and racial equity gaps in the communities we serve.

In addition to local grants, this includes support of 17 national organizations across Europe, such as National Literacy Trust (U.K.), The Girls Network (U.K.), Children's Books Ireland (Ireland), Children for a better World e.V. (Germany), Sport Dans la Ville (France), and Fundación MAPFRE (Spain), among others.

In a closely connected initiative, the Foundation pledged an additional $65 million to Enterprise Fill Your Tank, a program launched in 2016 to address food insecurity – an issue that also disproportionally affects people of color in our communities.

The ROAD Forward initiative mirrors our internal efforts to advance social and racial equity within our organization – from our mentorship programs, to introducing new training and development and diversity councils, to forums that drive honest dialogue on the issues we all face.

Giving back

Strengthening our communities and giving back in the places we do business is the foundation of who we are. We are committed to being involved in the support of community endeavors at a local level, and on a national scale.

To further support our employees in these efforts, Enterprise introduced a new benefit in 2020 called My Purpose. My Time. that gives each employee paid volunteer time each year toward an organization or cause of their choice. We hope this initiative further provides our employees with the chance to strengthen their community relationships. 

We also amplify our employees’ community service efforts by allowing employees to submit grant requests for nonprofits where they regularly volunteer. In fiscal year 2020, the Enterprise Holdings Foundation donated $57.5 million worldwide, with 98 percent of those grants fulfilling employee requests.

Enterprise “50 Million Tree Pledge”

Enterprise has committed to planting 1 million trees a year for 50 years to help restore public lands badly in need of reforestation.

Enterprise "Fill Your Tank" Program

Enterprise has pledged $115 million over 10 years to to address food insecurity around the globe.

American Red Cross Annual Disaster Giving Program

Enterprise has pledged $1 million annually to support preparedness and disaster relief efforts.

Fisher House

Enterprise has pledged $6 million over six years to support scholarship and housing programs for families of veterans.

“Routes & Roots: Enterprise Healthy Rivers Project”

Enterprise has committed $30 million over five years to help support The Nature Conservancy’s long-term water resource management initiative.

Enterprise "ROAD Forward" Initiative

Enterprise Holdings, through the Enterprise Holdings Foundation, is elevating its focus on diversity, equity and inclusion with a new five-year, $55 million commitment to organizations that advance social and racial equity in communities around the world.