SF Gives Announces Corporate Philanthropy Playbook

Levi Strauss & Co.
May 12, 2015

Though Levi Strauss & Co. has been in business for more than 160 years, we continue to evolve. Powered by the pioneering spirit that started with the invention of blue jeans, we’re always learning and discovering new and different ways to make an even greater impact.

That’s one of the reasons we joined Tipping Point Community’s SF Gives last year — joining forces with Google, LinkedIn, PopSugar, Salesforce and many others to fight poverty in the Bay Area.

We’re lucky that giving back is part of our company’s DNA, extending all the way back to our founder Levi Strauss. We recognize, though, that philanthropy and corporate social responsibility can be challenging — from deciding how and where to give to creating partnerships and engaging employees.

These complexities are precisely why SF Gives has created its first Corporate Philanthropy Playbook, which was released yesterday. This resource was designed to help corporations optimize the impact of their philanthropic efforts.

Developed by Tipping Point in partnership with the Boston Consulting Group, the Playbook leverages the collective knowledge and experience of 20 SF Gives companies (including LS&Co.) to map out best practices that deliver real-world results. We’re grateful for the opportunity to share our experience and hope this resource will help others as they integrate giving back into their business cultures.

Our CEO Chip Bergh shared the following in an announcement about the playbook:

“We are fortunate to live in the Bay Area, which offers so much talent, creativity, innovation, entrepreneurship and technology. But I firmly believe that comes with a responsibility to leverage those talents and the resulting economy it drives to invest some back into the community to address the biggest social issues of our time.

We applaud SF Gives, the Tipping Point Community and the companies that have joined this movement for helping to facilitate these efforts and working tirelessly to make us smarter and more effective in the process.”