In Our Communities

As we have expanded our global reach and impact over the past 50 years, we take pride in giving back to the communities where we live and work through financial support, volunteering, and partnerships.

Charitable Giving

Our colleagues passionately care about people and the planet. We have several programs that let us share our spirit of generosity with the causes that matter to our colleagues.

RRA 50 Forward Fund

The RRA 50 Forward Fund is our charitable foundation, a registered 501(c)3. Established in 2019 in celebration of our firm’s 50th anniversary, the 50 Forward Fund provides the means for our colleagues to support the causes most important to them.



I have been donating to Médecins Sans Frontiers to bring medical humanitarian assistance to victims of conflict, natural disasters, epidemics, and healthcare exclusion.

Emily Gong



Emily Gong
Project Coordinator | Hong Kong


RRA Gives Back Colleague Giving and Matching Grant Program

In March 2022, we launched the RRA Gives Back donation platform, a colleague-led charitable donation platform that empowers our people to explore and support the charitable causes most important to them. The program also partners with our Inclusion Networks to spotlight charities relevant to their interests, such as those supporting Pride Month, Hispanic Heritage Month, Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month, International Women’s Day, and Black History Month in the US and the UK.

Since the RRA Gives Back program launch, RRA colleagues have supported more than 500 charities around the world.

We also offer a matching grant program with support from our 50 Forward Fund. This initiative is our way of showing our colleagues that what matters to them matters to us. By matching donations to our colleagues’ causes, we’re working together to create a collective impact in our local communities.


Sustainability programs at RRA


RRA Giving Week 2022

RRA colleagues from across the globe came together to support 200+ organizations throughout Giving Week in November 2022. Colleagues from 29 offices participated, and with support from RRA’s donation matching program, we contributed over $50K to charitable organizations.


Responding to Crisis

Through the 50 Forward Fund and RRA Gives Back, we act quickly to support people around the world in crisis. Recent examples include supporting relief organizations in Ukraine through Crown Agents, and contributions to Go Gives One, a COVID-19 fundraising campaign by the WHO Foundation, and Gavi COVAX AMC, which funds COVID-19 vaccines for lower-income countries.

Employee Hardship Fund

Our colleagues are committed to helping each other deliver on our full potential and lift each other up during challenging times. Backed by the 50 Forward Fund, we set up the Employee Hardship Program in 2022 to offer financial support to colleagues so they can quickly get back on their feet in the wake of a disaster or personal crisis.


Sustainability programs at RRA



I donated to Amazi, which supports training and employment as a solution to structural unemployment problems that particularly affect people in South Africa’s lowest income areas, so-called townships. Amazi empowers unemployed women through a holistic professional skill-building program through which trainees are enabled to develop the necessary competencies to become financially and socially independent.

Matthias Oberholzer



Matthias Oberholzer
Managing Director | Senior Leadership Team, Zurich

Community Engagement & Volunteering

We’re united by a global spirit of giving and a commitment to volunteering close to home. Many of our offices have longstanding commitments to community service. Our localized approach allows us to address issues in the places we live and work, as well as share our time, skills, resources, and winning spirit for the greatest impact.



Between 2023 and 2030, RRA commits to 100,000 working hours of volunteer service to community-based programs.

RRA London and The Prince’s Trust

The RRA London office partners with The Prince’s Trust to support underrepresented and disadvantaged young talent at the earliest stages of their careers. Work skills events allow RRA colleagues to have a direct impact on a young person’s entry into the world of work. RRA colleagues directly share their professional experience and expertise, and in doing so, directly invest in the next generation with the aim of improving workplace representation in the UK in the long-term.



Having been born in Angola, and seeing inequality around me, I’m aware of my privilege. This feeds my passion for social impact work. Today, I volunteer with an organization in Barcelona called Top Manta which helps African immigrants with employment- related services including CV development.

Jackie Bastos



Jackie Bastos
Research Analyst | Barcelona



Multi-Office Initiative and Adopt-A Family

In December 2022, three offices collaborated on an “Adopt-a-Family” initiative to share the spirit of giving with their local communities. In partnership with local organizations, the Chicago, San Francisco, and Washington, DC offices each committed to support a family in need by providing gifts and essential items to brighten their holiday season. In partnership with the National Immigrant Justice Center, the Chicago office provided gifts and additional support to a local family of nine. The DC office donated over $2,000 worth of gifts to a family through a partnership with the Edgewood/Brookland Family Support Collaborative. The San Francisco office delivered over 80 gifts to three families in partnership with Compass Family Services.


Community partnerships are crucial to fulfilling our purpose. Through these connections, we can move sustainability forward faster. Our expertise in people and leaders has positioned us to contribute to various leadership events including the Black Corporate Directors Conference and through partnerships with Crown Agents, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and Ariel Investments. We are also a founding partner of the 30% Club Future Female Directors program aimed at ensuring that 30% of directors on S&P 100 boards are women. We’ve also participated in the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) since 2019 to drive meaningful progress toward the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030. Learn more about our corporate partnerships here.

We know that our purchasing power can have a compounding positive impact on our communities. We are currently evaluating opportunities to strengthen our relationships with certified small and minority-owned business.



It’s our honor to serve Houston through volunteerism with arts, education, community health, and other organizations. Beyond doing good for others, volunteering builds office camaraderie and creates leadership roles for colleagues who champion the causes they’re passionate about. Giving back also means celebrating community leaders. At our recent CEO/Leadership Dinner, we presented awards to inspiring local leaders who are successfully addressing homelessness and housing insecurity in Houston.

Hans Roth



Hans Roth
Managing Director | Office Leader, Houston








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