Cultivating a culture of philanthropy.
Established in 2013 with financial commitments from the GEM partners, the GEM Foundation is an employee-led organization that grants annual philanthropic gifts to Charlotte-based nonprofits. The GEM Foundation is 100% internally managed, with grant decisions made by a small, rotating board of GEM employees. As we do with our investment managers, we seek to become a partner supporting the nonprofit organizations we work with. In doing so, our aim is to improve our community and catalyze our colleagues’ careers as active and engaged philanthropists. Since its inception, the Foundation has made 11 grants totaling over $300,000.