FT Cares Foundation is striving to transform lives and make an impact locally, nationally and globally. We do this through a diverse approach to our giving which includes highlighting one of 12 initiatives each month: Basic Needs (clothing, food, water, shelter); Senior Support; Children's Health & Welfare; Service and Therapy Animals; Global Action; Service Projects & Women's Issues; Military, First Responders & Their Families; Education & Child Development; 9/11 Memorials & Survivor Support; Health Issues/Cure Research; Thanksgiving; and Christmas Traditions & Sharing.
The First Trust Cares initiative was born in 2006 as a way for employees of First Trust Portfolios to give back by raising funds and supporting various charities and organizations. Since 2006, each year the number of initiatives we've participated in has grown. In May 2012, the IRS granted 501(c)(3) status to FT Cares Foundation making contributions to the FT Cares Foundation tax deductible.
The FT Cares Foundation torch represents the light we are bringing to others as we work to transform lives. Each of us is a torch bearer in our own way. As we go through time together, we are committed to carrying our torches and, with the power of many, bringing hope and help to those in need.