Verizon Communications Inc. (Verizon) is a holding company that, acting through its subsidiaries, is one of the world’s leading providers of communications, information and entertainment products and services to consumers, businesses and governmental agencies. With a presence around the world, the company offers voice, data and video services and solutions on our wireless and wireline networks that are designed to meet customers’ demand for mobility, reliable network connectivity, security and control. Formerly known as Bell Atlantic Corporation, they were incorporated in 1983 under the laws of the State of Delaware. They began doing business as Verizon on June 30, 2000 following their merger with GTE Corporation. They have a highly diverse workforce of approximately 177,300 employees.
The Verizon Foundation is focused on accelerating social change by using the company's innovative technology to help solve pressing problems in education, healthcare and energy management. Since 2000, the Verizon Foundation has invested more than half a billion dollars to improve the communities where Verizon employees work and live. Verizon's employees are generous with their donations and their time, having logged more than 6.8 million hours of service to make a positive difference in their communities.
The Verizon Foundation is focused on using technology to solve critical social issues in the areas of sustainability, education, and health care. Through the support of their employees and resources, they address the needs of communities around the world.
Leveraging technology to improve access to a variety of educational experiences and extend learning beyond the classroom walls
Developing tools that lead to improved student performance in the classroom
Connecting the education community, which includes teachers, students and parents to enhance collaboration
Supporting the smart collection and analysis of data to improve the teaching/learning process
Providing greater access to treatment information and critical patient data for healthcare professionals
Supporting the development of life-empowering assistive technologies
Improving access to healthcare services for those in need
Enhancing communication between doctors, patients, and emergency response services
Supporting innovations that enable more efficient, productive farming
Promoting environmental solutions for a greener, more sustainable future
Restoring habitats by removing pollution and providing clearer water
Reducing energy consumption by data monitoring leading to better energy choices