Responding with empathy, so we all emerge stronger

Superheroes among us: the Purple Paladins
Grant Thornton’s Purple Paladins program invests in, recognizes and celebrates early-stage nonprofit social entrepreneurs who tackle challenges like disease, hunger, poverty and inequality. Our firm supports these innovators through funding, volunteerism, business guidance and by leveraging our platform and relationships to accelerate their work—from startup, to unstoppable. See below for the highlights of our activity in 2020.

Coming Up Rosies

Giving art supplies to kids with hair loss due to medical issues

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Sneakers for Soldiers

Providing athletic shoes to service members in dangerous areas

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Pal Experiences

Making venues more accessible to guests with disabilities

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Invisible Hands Deliver

Delivering essential items to those at higher risk of COVID-19

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Weird Enough Productions

Using media to defy stereotypes and empower young people

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  • $240,000+ donated
  • 300+ GT volunteers
  • 4.8M media impressions
HDM: Brad Preber

“Community isn’t about place, it’s about what we do for one another. Each of us – regardless of race, gender, background or ability – can effect positive change when we are empowered, included and supported. That is what Grant Thornton’s Purple Paladins program is all about.”

Brad Preber, CEO

Guided by our values, and committed to a bright future

For nearly 100 years, the people of Grant Thornton have been dedicated servants to our clients and caring stewards in our communities. We have worked earnestly to provide confidence to the financial markets that underpin the broader economy; to help our clients succeed in their chosen fields; and to ensure our business has a positive impact on the people and communities we serve.

In addition to our national, signature Purple Paladins initiative, we are proud to be a founding partner of IMPACT 2030, a private-sector led coalition that aims to direct the collective skills, experience and passion of corporate volunteers towards helping the United Nations achieve their Sustainable Development Goals. These global goals are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity. IMPACT 2030 was founded in response to a United Nations resolution that called upon nations to engage with the private sector and Peter Bodin, Global CEO, Grant Thornton International, Ltd. serves as Chair of the IMPACT2030 Board of Directors, leading efforts to harness the power of these volunteers to increase their impact on critical societal issues.

volunteers distributing food packages