For-profit businesses aren’t always known for their generosity.
But dozens of U.S. companies buck that trend every year, reaching into their deep pockets and giving money to help make a difference for some of society’s most vulnerable populations, including underprivileged children, victims of domestic abuse and hungry people.
A corporation’s generosity can be measured by its cash donations in a year and how that relates to how much profit it makes. Which companies give the most and have the biggest impact on some of the most difficult social issues?
Here’s a look at which companies are the most generous, taking into account their profits and contributions, according to the Chronicle of Philanthropy’s annual corporate giving survey.