JPMorgan Chase & Co. is a leading global financial services firm and one of the largest banking institutions in the United States, with $2.0 trillion in assets, $165.4 billion in stockholders' equity and operations in more than 60 countries as of December 31, 2009.
JPMorgan Chase is committed to managing its businesses to create value for its consumer and corporate clients as well as its shareholders, communities and employees and to being a responsible corporate citizen.
The mission of the firm's Foundation is to: Build vibrant, sustainable communities in our markets across the globe that support, engage, and enrich the lives of children, youth, and families.
The mission comes to life through the firm's investments in programs that fit within three areas of focus. The foundation defines these areas of focus in the following ways: Community Development, Education, and Arts & Culture.
The foundation addresses issues related to poverty and social exclusion by building economic infrastructure, promoting self-sufficiency, and supporting efforts to narrow social inequities.
The foundation ensures that all children, particularly those from disadvantaged backgrounds, have access to high quality educational opportunities with a particular focus on K-12 public schools that help them acquire the knowledge and skills needed to be productive, engaged citizens.
Arts & Culture
The foundation increases community access to engaging cultural resources that increase learning, foster creativity, and promote economic growth.