Enterprise Holdings’ ROAD Forward was launched in 2020 and focuses on Respect, Opportunity, Achievement, and Diversity (ROAD) for youth and families.   -  Source: Enterprise Holdings

Enterprise Holdings’ ROAD Forward was launched in 2020 and focuses on Respect, Opportunity, Achievement, and Diversity (ROAD) for youth and families. 

Source: Enterprise Holdings

Enterprise Holdings, through the Enterprise Holdings Foundation, is awarding its ROAD Forward grants for the second year to nearly 700 local non-profit organizations. Totaling more than $7 million in 2022, the grants will be distributed across the organization’s operating groups in the United States, Canada, and Europe as part of a five-year, $55 million ROAD Forward commitment to advance social and racial equity.

The announcement advances the ROAD Forward program to allocate $35 million over five years to its 70-plus global operating teams. The grant program encourages the organization’s more than 75,000 employees to work on identifying social and racial equity issues in their communities and the local organizations best equipped to address them, according to Enterprise.

In addition to $35 million in local-market grants, the commitment includes $20 million across four non-profit organizations — The Obama Foundation’s My Brother’s Keeper Alliance, UNCF, Girls Inc., and Parents as Teachers — to support young people in underserved communities.

“At Enterprise, we feel immense responsibility to contribute to the health of the communities where we live and work,” said Carolyn Kindle Betz, president of Enterprise Holdings Foundation. “Employees are invited to nominate organizations driving meaningful impact in their hometowns. In the program’s second year, ROAD Forward’s local grants will enable nearly 700 non-profit organizations to drive progress in three key social equity areas: early childhood development, youth health and wellness, and career and college preparation.”

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