John Hancock is proud to have called Boston home for over 150 years. Through our investments and volunteer efforts, we hope to ensure that our hometown remains a vibrant community of innovation, strength, and resiliency for generations to come.   

Signature Corps

John Hancock is committed to strengthening the communities where we live and work, and our employees are our most valuable resource in doing so. Our Signature Corps volunteers give their time and talents to more than 100 projects annually, working together to make a lasting difference in the lives of others.

United Way

The United Way brings together local organizations to help children enter school ready to learn, keep youth engaged in school so they graduate with options for the future, and help parents gain financial stability. Supporting the United Way continues to be one of the most effective ways John Hancock employees help build stronger communities. 

Pan-Mass Challenge

Founded in 1980, the Pan-Mass Challenge raises money for life saving cancer research and treatment at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute through an annual bike-a-thon that runs through 46 towns across Massachusetts. Cyclists choose from eleven routes of varying mileage, which are designed to cater to all levels of cycling strength and available time. John Hancock employees have been participating in the PMC since 2004, raising more than $1 million in the past 12 years. 

The 2017 ride marks the sixth year that John Hancock will serve as the official sponsor of the PMC Pedal Partner program, which pairs children who are actively receiving cancer treatment with a PMC ride team. John Hancock employees will once again volunteer in the Pedal Partners tent in Lakeville, MA, hosting fun games, activities, and arts and crafts for the children to participate in while they wait to reunite with their ride team.

Best Buddies

As a nine-year sponsor, John Hancock is once again serving as a proud sponsor of the 2017 Best Buddies Challenge on Saturday, June 3. Best Buddies is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting individuals with intellectual disabilities. This fund-raising program is a five-star event where participants can choose to cycle (100, 50 or 20 miles), run(5k) or walk(3k) along the South Shore to Cape Cod.  We are excited to have over 100 riders represent John Hancock in support of Best Buddies.

Corporate Giving

In addition to giving our time, we invest dollars in our communities to help make them strong today and achieve their greatest potential in the future. When selecting partners, John Hancock chooses to primarily support non-profit organizations that strengthen the Boston community, the home of our U.S. headquarters. We focus the majority of our community investments on connecting young people to opportunity, and promoting health and wellness.

You must meet the following criteria to be considered for support:

  • Organization is a registered 501(c)(3)
  • Donations do NOT benefit an individual or private entity
  • Organization is NOT a religious or political organization, unless operating with a mission of social welfare under a separate 501(c)(3)
  • Organization has policies in place that prohibits discrimination based on race, color, gender (including pregnancy), gender identity, genetic information, disability, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, veteran, or marital status.
  • Mission is aligned with John Hancock’s mission and strategic focus areas: Youth/Education and Health/Wellness
  • Programs benefit the Boston community

Before applying for financial support, we strongly encourage you to review our signature programs, MLK Summer Scholars and JH Boston Marathon Non-Profit Program to consider first if there is a potential fit.

**Unsolicited requests not submitted through an online application will not be reviewed.

  • Community Investment – Click here to request financial support for your organization’s program, project, or initiative.
  • Event Sponsorship – Click here to request sponsorship for a fundraising event.
  • In-Kind Support – Click here to request in-kind support (event space and/or other items).
A Year in Review: John Hancock & NTI
A Year in Review: John Hancock & NTI

In celebration of the UN designated International Day for Persons with Disabilities on December 3rd, we are reflecting on a year of successful working relationships with NTI.

Hear the Change, Be the Change: Samilla’s Story
Hear the Change, Be the Change: Samilla’s Story

United Way’s Family Nurturing Center provides access to early screening that can dictate the need for developmental resources from a young age, like Samilla’s son.

Hear the Change, Be the Change: Margie’s Story
Hear the Change, Be the Change: Margie’s Story

Margie was the first person in her family to go to college. The support she received from programs like United Way’s Chelsea Connect has inspired her to keep reaching for her goals.

Hear the Change, Be the Change: Marlene’s Story
Hear the Change, Be the Change: Marlene’s Story

By facilitating access to financial aid, United Way inspires teens, like Marlene to realize their full potential and pursue their passions.

John Hancock goes the extra MiLE for Military Employees
John Hancock goes the extra MiLE for Military Employees

From Gillette Stadium to the National Mall, meaningful gestures honoring our country’s veterans have headlined the news over the past week. A little closer to home, John Hancock is excited to announce the launch of the new Military Employee Community