Selecting the causes where we will focus our giving and volunteer efforts for the next several years was the first step in the Mutual Impact process.
In 2015, a group of employees reached out to nonprofits in communities where we operate – Boston and Springfield, Massachusetts, Enfield, Connecticut, Memphis, Tennessee, and Phoenix, Arizona – to understand the challenges in these locations, and to identify which ones Mutual Impact would be best suited to address. Our team also researched a national cause that we could support through our employee network, regardless of office location.
MassMutual employees were presented with a short list of causes to provide a better understanding of the challenges faced by the community, and were asked to select the cause(s) that they feel passionate about. The cause(s) in each location receiving the greatest employee support became the focus of Mutual Impact for the next several years.
Our current areas of focus are: