Philanthropy and volunteerism

Strengthening our communities

Programs designed for long-term, high impact

Investing in childhood

Pre-school age children interacting in a classroom setting. Vanguard supports many children like this through volunteer programs.

Strong Start for Kids theory of change

School age children of different ages walking down the street. Vanguard supports many children like this through our Strong Start for Kids and other volunteer programs.

Watch a brief video about the foundational principles that inform our approach to addressing persistent inequities in early childhood education.

Teaching financial literacy to the next generation

Vanguard supports children like these three school age girls through our financial literacy and other volunteer programs.

Crew's passion to serve

Skills-based Volunteering

Vanguard crew at a volunteer event.

Evolving community needs

Partnering for impact

Community 365

This video highlights our wide range of volunteer activities at all locations, connecting crew members with organizations that assist people in need.

Stewarding generosity

Vanguard strategically designs global programs and effectively deploys our crew’s time, talent, and treasure to strengthen communities.


in early childhood development grants has been committed by Vanguard Strong Start for Kids between the program’s 2016 inception and December 2022


of Vanguard crew in 11 countries participated in a community program in 2022


hours of global volunteer service by crew in 2022


children have been served through our financial literacy program for children, My Classroom Economy, since inception

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