- The milestone was reached at a volunteer event maintaining Greening of Detroit’s Lafayette Gardens, which was followed by a team member celebration.
- Detroit-based team members accounted for more than 700,000 of the 1 million hours volunteering in Detroit since the organization’s move to the city.
DETROIT, June 13, 2023 – The Rock Family of Companies and Rocket Community Fund today announced that the organization’s team members have now spent 1 million hours volunteering with community organizations and nonprofits. Team members have participated in more than 150,000 volunteer events with more than 4,800 organizations nationwide.
“We are lucky to have thousands of team members who give of their most valuable resource – their time and talents – to impact countless lives and help make our communities stronger,” said Laura Grannemann, Executive Director of the Rocket Community Fund. “Achieving the milestone of 1 million volunteer hours is a direct testament to our team members and their belief in our Ism of ‘do the right thing.’”
Volunteer engagement and giving for the “Rock Family of Companies,” which refers to Rocket Companies, Bedrock and other related companies, are managed by the Rocket Community Fund.
More than 70% of the 1 million volunteer hours were conducted by Detroit-based team members. That includes more than 100,000 hours spent with food resource organizations, including Gleaners Community Food Bank and Forgotten Harvest. Additional high-hour categories where team members shared their talents include housing-based volunteerism and skilled mentorship programming/tutoring.
“Rocket Companies invests in Detroit through its business, philanthropy and workforce, along with the tens of thousands of team members who help mentor our youth, ensure our food banks are stocked, connect our residents to critical housing resources and more,” said Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan. “We are thankful to Dan Gilbert and the entire organization for their unwavering contribution to Detroiters and residents in their other home cities.”
The milestone was reached at a volunteer event through The Greening of Detroit at Lafayette Gardens in downtown Detroit, where ten team members volunteered Tuesday morning, before attending a surprise organization-wide celebration at the 1001 Woodward Avenue Building.
The Greening of Detroit is a non-profit organization focused on enhancing the quality of life for Detroiters by planting trees, providing job training and involving youth in the education of the natural environment. Rock Family of Companies team members have contributed nearly 20,000 volunteer hours to the organization.
“We are grateful for the thousands of hours of outstanding volunteerism from Rock Family of Companies team members, who are directly improving the quality of life of Detroiters through their work,” said Lionel Bradford, President of The Greening of Detroit. “The entire Greening of Detroit team is thrilled to be the location for this historic occasion of 1 million volunteer hours reached, and we want to thank Dan Gilbert and the entire organization for their commitment to our community.”
Volunteerism by the numbers
- 1 million hours
- 150,583 volunteer events
- 35,687 team members
- 4,813 organizations
- Top categories include food resource, housing, skilled mentorship/tutoring and environmental sustainability organizations
Detroit-specific team member volunteerism:
- 712,626 hours
- 126,407 volunteer events
- 27,096 team members
- 3,297 organizations
About the Rocket Community Fund
The Rocket Community Fund aims to simplify complex and inequitable systems to ensure that every American has access to stable, healthy housing. It also invests in people and practices that provide meaningful opportunities for education and employment.
Through its For-More-Than-Profit model, the Rocket Community Fund recognizes that business and community are inextricably linked, and it purposefully harnesses team member talent, technology, policy advocacy and philanthropic resources to invest in comprehensive community development in Detroit and across the country.
Alongside financial investments, the Rocket Community Fund has organized Rocket Companies, Bedrock and other team members to provide more than 1,000,000 volunteer hours nationwide, including more than 720,000 in Detroit.
For more information, visit RocketCommunityFund.org.
About Rocket Companies
Founded in 1985, Rocket Companies is a Detroit-based fintech platform company consisting of personal finance and consumer technology brands including Rocket Mortgage, Rocket Homes, Amrock, Rocket Money, Rocket Loans, Rocket Mortgage Canada, Lendesk, Core Digital Media, Rocket Central and Rock Connections.
Rocket Companies’ mission is to be the best at creating certainty in life’s most complex moments so its clients can live their dream. The Company helps clients achieve the dream of home ownership and financial freedom through industry-leading client experiences powered by its simple, fast and trusted digital solutions. Rocket Companies ranked #11 on Fortune’s list of the “100 Best Companies to Work For” in 2023 and has placed in the top third of the list for 20 consecutive years. For more information, please visit our Corporate Website or Investor Relations Website.