Empowering employeesto make a difference

The Odyssey Group Foundation is committed to giving back to the communities in which Odyssey employees live and work. Since its inception 15 years ago, the Foundation and its business affiliates have pledged over $62 million to more than 450 charities around the world.

Our charitable distributions in 2021 totaled $4.7 million, which provided much needed resources to communities that were still suffering from the pandemic, as well as those affected by the multiple natural disasters that occurred across the globe. Of the $4.7 million, $2.5 million was directed to 110 organizations around the world as part of our biennial Employee Nomination Campaign. These recipients of this campaign are listed below.

Odyssey Group will continue to support organizations focused on disaster relief, cancer research, healthcare, human services and education via long-term grants as well as corporate and employee-matching donations. The Company has historically pledged 1% of its annual pre-tax earnings for charitable purposes. Effective in 2022, Odyssey is increasing its charitable contribution rate to 2% of annual pre-tax earnings.

Odyssey’s Employee Nomination Campaign is another example of our unique culture and spirit of giving. It is an incredible experience for an employee to distribute funds to a charity that is meaningful to them. We could not be more proud of this initiative. Alane Carey Executive Vice President of Odyssey Group and Grants Review Officer for the Foundation
Keeping patients safe Health and Medical 50%
Helping those who need it most Community and Human Services 14%
Rebuilding communities Disaster Relief 12%
Providing hope Research 10%
Preventing hunger Food and Shelter 9%
Educating the leaders of tomorrow Education 5%

employee nomination campaign CHARITY RECIPIENTS

ABCF Mucoviscidose

Abilis Inc.

Abraham House, Inc.

Alliance for Community Empowerment Inc.

Alzheimer’s Research UK

American Bladder Cancer Society Inc.

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention


Autism Speaks

Ayuda y Solidaridad con las Niñas de la Calle I.A.P

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwestern Connecticut

British Heart Foundation

Building One Community

Calvary SDA Church Community Service Ministry

Care Community Services Society Singapore

Caring Hand for Children

Centro de Investigación en Comunicación Comunitaria AC

Child Advocates of Connecticut

Child Guidance Center of Southern CT, Inc.

Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Colchester & Ipswich Hospitals

Columbus House

Committee on the Shelterless

Community Action of Napa Valley, CA

Community Center of Northern Westchester

Community Solutions Inc.

Cornelia de Lange Syndrome Foundation, Inc.

Crisis Center

Crossroads Community Services, Inc.

Daily Bread Food Bank

Dementia Singapore Ltd

Diarq, IAP

Dream Factory of Kansas City

Dyspraxia Foundation

Easton Volunteer Fire Company No. 1

Edgewater Athletic Association Corp

Emmaüs France

Family House, Inc.

Ferguson Library

Föerderverein Tierpark Hamm e.V

Fondation Tel-juenes

Franciscan Bread for The Poor, Inc.

Friends of Karen

Fundacion John Langdon Down

Greater Chicago Food Depository

Greater Vancouver Food Bank


HCA Hospice Care

Hearing Charities of America

Heartbeet Lifesharing, Inc.

Hire Heroes USA

His House, Inc.

Homes With Hope

Hope Community Services Inc.

Inspirica Inc.

Institut du Cerveau

Institut Pasteur

Interfaith Food Pantry Network

Kenneth Muhlenbruck Foundation

Kidney Dialysis Foundation Limited

Little Havens

Lupus Foundation of America

Lutheran Pastoral Counseling Ministry, Inc.

Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital

Malta House Inc.

Mercy Learning Center of Bridgeport Incorporated

NAIA Institute

National Council of Social Service: Community Chest

New Canaan Country School Inc.

New York Metro Blind Hockey Inc.

NEWS-Domestic Violence & Sexual Abuse Services

Northern Illinois Food Bank

Nutmeg Big Brothers Big Sisters, Inc.

Operation Breakthrough Inc.

Patachou Foundation, Inc.

Paws of War

Prostate Cancer Foundation

Providence House, Inc.

Prudence Crandall Center

Railway Children

Rape Crisis

Red Dust

Redwood Empire Food Bank

RHI Foundation Inc.

Royal National Theatre

Safe Child Thailand

Saint Francis Hospice

Salvation Army

Sisters Servants of Mary Nurses of the Sick, Inc.

Southend Estuary Explorer Scouts

St Helena Hospice

St. John’s University

St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance

Stamford Public Education Foundation Inc.

Stephen Siller Tunnel To Towers Foundation

Surfers Against Sewage

Team Foster

The Bloom Group

The Brain Tumour Charity

The Felix Project

The Fraternal Order of the Umbrella Club


The Riverbrook Regional Young Mens Christian Association Inc.

The Sick Children’s Trust

Throgs Neck Little League Inc.

United We Om Inc.

University of Connecticut Heath Center Auxiliary

Westchester Medical Center Foundation

World Central Kitchen, Inc.

YMCA of Wallingford Inc.