Access to quality education is a priority for MGM Resorts. We fund programs that support underserved or low-income students in our communities, such as:
We support programs focused on science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics:
MGM Resorts offers educational assistance for students pursuing post high school education through:
We contribute meaningfully to the social and economic progress of the communities where we operate. Our projects aim to reflect, sustain, and build on the best of a community, creating good jobs, strong wages, resilient skills, and workforce development opportunities for diverse communities of people.
MGM Resorts collaborates with the public sector, policy makers, educators, and nonprofit organizations to promote the social and economic advancement of those in our community.
In the area of employment and vocational training, we support organizations such as the Culinary Training Academy, Tech Impact and Foundation for an Independent Tomorrow. We also partner with organizations such as the Boys and Girls Club of Atlantic City, Junior Achievement of Greater Washington and the Las Vegas Metro Police Department’s training center to ensure a sustainable infrastructure and economic growth.
In addition, we provide workplace learning and development programs that empower our employees with the skills they need for career growth and economic mobility.
We are committed to expanding our investment in post-secondary educational opportunities for all our employees through the College Opportunity Program.
In partnership with the Nevada System of Higher Education, eligible MGM Resorts employees have certain costs covered for courses in designated online degree or certificate programs.
Our company engages with agencies that support minority and women-owned businesses including Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) and DisabilityIN. In addition, we support the local Latin, Urban, and Asian Chambers of Commerce as well as the national Black, Hispanic, Pan-Asian and Gay and Lesbian Chambers of Commerce.
In 2016, in partnership with Three Square Food Bank, the Company launched the flagship portion of the Feeding Forward program: an innovative food donation process that simultaneously combats food waste and food insecurity at scale. This food donation process was first introduced at Aria Resort in Las Vegas when unserved food from catered events was rescued, frozen and then safely donated to people in need. In 2016, we expanded our partnership by announcing a two-year grant of $768,000 to Three Square, with an initial grant in 2018 of $286,000 to help build the core infrastructure to expand our Feeding Forward program to include an innovative food donation process that combats food waste and food insecurity at scale by collecting and preserving unserved, untouched event food from MGM Resorts. Three Square freezes the collected food using blast-chilling technology and stores it in their warehouse freezer until a community need arises.
More than 120 hunger relief agencies, serving food-insecure people in Southern Nevada10, have selected prepared, frozen meals from Three Square’s online ordering system. Since its launch, Feeding Forward has expanded to include unprepared kitchen ingredients and unused minibar and warehouse items.
MGM Resorts donated more than 1.1 million meals in 2020, amounting to a cumulative total of 2.6 million meals donated since the Feeding Forward program began in 2016. When our resorts were closed during the pandemic, the company donated more than 662,000 pounds of food to the communities in which we operate.