MGM Resorts Foundation

The MGM Resorts Foundation is a 501(c) (3) entity that makes giving easy and convenient year-round for our 78,000 employees.

MGM Resorts Foundation

About the Foundation

The MGM Resorts Foundation is a 501(c) (3) entity that makes giving easy and convenient year-round for our 78,000 employees. Employee contributions provide 100 percent of the Foundation's funding for individual nonprofit designations or grants selected entirely by our employees.

If you would like to contact The MGM Resorts Foundation, please call 702.692.9643 or email foundation@mgmresorts.com.

The MGM Resorts Company pays all of the Foundation's administrative costs, so that 100 percent of our employees' donations reach the community causes they choose.

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Foundation Facts

  • 67.5% participation of MGM Resorts employees that pledged contributions to the employee-driven MGM Resorts Foundation Annual Campaign in 2017
  • $4.75 million was raised by employees through The MGM Resorts Foundation in 2017

2018 Foundation Grants

  • 85 grants totaling $2.8 million awarded by The MGM Resorts Foundation
    • 47 grants awarded by The MGM Resorts Foundation in the Southern Nevada region totaling $2,588,651
    • 20 grants awarded by The MGM Resorts Foundation in Detroit, Michigan totaling $91,610
    • 12 grants awarded by The MGM Resorts Foundation in Biloxi, Mississippi totaling $157,113
    • 6 grants awarded by The MGM Resorts Foundation in Tunica, Mississippi totaling $60,000
Corporate Giving Program

About the Program

Through our Corporate Charitable Giving Program, our Company donates a portion of our profits each year to build stronger host communities. This giving program is organized around these focus areas: public education, health and wellness, environmental sustainability, basic human needs of hunger relief and shelter, the cultural arts and gaming industry priorities. 

Highlights of our 2015 company giving agenda included: 

  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada
  • Keep Memory Alive
  • National Center for Responsible Gaming
  • One Drop Foundation
  • Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Southern Nevada
  • Brookings Mountain West Environmental
  • William F. Harrah College of Hotel Administration
The Spirit of Volunteerism

Every year our employees enthusiastically invest thousands of hours in a multitude of service activities across our community sectors. In 2017, 8,437 employees logged 114,954 community service hours through our Giving & Volunteering portal.

2017 On-Site Volunteering

As part of our company’s efforts to positively impact the communities where we live, work, and raise our children “on-sites” were created to bring a convenient, fun way for employees to donate their time. On-sites are volunteer opportunities hosted at the property which allow employees to make a positive impact, even at work! During these events, employees are able to work as a team while building relationships with community partners and giving back to their host communities. During 2017, 1,120 employees participated in on-site events which amounted to a total of 895 volunteer hours.

2017 On-Site Volunteering

  • 2,000 reading kits benefiting CCSD schools
  • 800 STEM kits benefiting CCSD schools
  • 8,000 produce bags benefiting Three Square Food Bank
  • 7,350 books cleaned benefiting Spread the Word Nevada
  • 530 care cards benefiting Ronald McDonald House
  • 861 decorated lunch bags benefiting Ronald McDonald House
  • 1,000 rolled silverware packets and 40 centerpieces created for the Salvation Army
Impact Month

Impact Month Stats

MGM Resorts empowers its employees to give back to their host communities through volunteering; hence, Impact Month was created to engage employees and inspire community service. In 2017, 2,864 volunteers participated in Impact Month which amounted to 14,247 community service hours logged.

  • Assembled and painted 90 chairs and 12 tables for at-risk elementary school gardens.
  • Packed 200,000 meals for food insecure children.
  • Served 2,363 hot meals to homeless and vulnerable men, women and children.
  • Helped host safe trick-or-treating for over 50 children with disabilities.
  • Collected 500lbs of trash at Mt. Charleston.
  • Packed 2,783 children's backpacks for the Bay Area food bank.
  • Made 16 blankets for a local hospital’s neonatal unit.
  • Created 60 cards for soldiers deployed overseas.
  • Helped provide materials for 70 blankets and 40 scarves for veterans, first responders and cancer patients.
  • Put together over 144 bags of groceries for those in need.
  • Put on educational activities for 1,200 students through Detroit Public Schools/Count Day at Munger Elementary.
  • Packed and distributed 2,400 coats, hats and gloves to students in need.
  • Donated 90 hours to raise money for Maryland Special Olympics
  • Packed 20,000 meals for families in Prince George’s county.
Initiatives Against Human Trafficking

Principles:

Effective April 22, 2014

MGM Resorts International recognizes that human trafficking is a crime of global proportions. In 2005, the International Labour Organization estimated that human trafficking is the third largest illicit moneymaking activity in the world (after drug dealing and the arms trade), inflicting forced labor, slavery or involuntary servitude, unlawful child labor and/or sexual exploitation against men, women or children. The United Nations estimates that 2.5 million people are in forced labor, including sexual exploitation, and an estimated 1.2 million children are trafficked each year. Human trafficking violates our Company’s core value that all people should be treated with respect and dignity. MGM Resorts accordingly supports the elimination of human trafficking and its destructive effect upon humanity and our communities across the globe. This commitment is aligned with our core Company values, as embodied in our Code of Business Conduct and Ethics, of conducting our business ethically and in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations.

OUR INITIATIVES AGAINST HUMAN TRAFFICKING:

We comprehend that eradication of human trafficking is a complex process that can only be fully achieved by constructive partnering among law enforcement at all levels, governments, nonprofit social service and other organizations, communities, business across industries and the public at large–worldwide. As a leader in corporate responsibility and provider of resorts of choice, MGM Resorts has an important role to play in combatting this pandemic. We have therefore adopted the following actions:
- MGM Resorts will not tolerate human trafficking in any of its global operations and facilities.

It is imperative that all of our resorts obey the law and ensure that their operations comply with the law and relevant standards of ethics and business conduct. It is our obligation to reinforce the understanding that human trafficking activity, if it were to occur at our properties, would not only put our brand reputation at risk, but also potentially endanger our employees and guests.

  • At our properties, MGM Resorts is committed to ensuring that human trafficking victims, if made known to us, are treated with dignity and respect and are provided resources to the appropriate social services. Our property staff will refer situations that may come to their attention in which human trafficking might be involved to our security departments, which are sensitive to human trafficking issues. In such circumstances, our security departments provide information about available social services and contact law enforcement as necessary.
  • Our Company-wide human trafficking task force—representing all relevant areas of our property operations, including hotel operations, security, government affairs, human resources, housekeeping, communications, corporate compliance, risk management, legal and public affairs—will continue to monitor our anti-human trafficking initiatives, such as ongoing messaging to increase employee awareness and training of key members of our operations staff. The task force will also make periodic presentations to the MGM Resorts Corporate Social Responsibility Committee of the Board of Directors.
  • MGM Resorts will promote employee and public awareness and education about human trafficking, and appropriate responses if it is detected in our operations.
  • MGM Resorts will continue to support collaborations across all sectors of our host communities to forge effective alliances and multidisciplinary approaches to this critical social issue, such as our support of the Southern Nevada Human Trafficking Task Force, public discussions and media coverage of this issue.

Please send donation requests and proposals to donations@mgmresorts.com.