Committed to Our Communities
Supporting communities is an inherent part of the JBG approach to development. But the company’s support of the local community doesn’t end at the ribbon-cutting. Since The JBG Companies was founded in 1960, it has been committed to giving back to the communities where it does business. Whether it is through monetary or in-kind donations or hundreds of hours of volunteer work, JBG Cares — and is working to make a difference.
JBG Cares is dedicated to making a difference in communities across the Washington metropolitan region. In sharing our time, talent and resources, it is the mission of JBG Cares to support programs that provide affordable housing, encourage and support education, respect the environment and sustainability, provide food for those in need and advance the arts in communities.
A JBG Cares Team works year-round to match employee interests with volunteer opportunities. In celebration of the firm’s 50th anniversary, it launched an annual Days of Giving community service campaign that provides paid time off to participate in a coordinated volunteer effort. JBG has recorded 90 percent participation among employees, company-wide and has provided thousands of hours of volunteer time.
JBG firmly believes that volunteers gain from the experience of giving back just as much as the charities and their clients benefit from the community service.
The JBG Companies, corporately and through individual donations, contributes generously and frequently throughout the Washington area. Beneficiaries are both prominent and private, and often reflect participation by company employees on the boards of local charities and nonprofit organizations. Company officials also volunteer personal time and energy to support deserving causes, supplementing the good work performed by community organizations.