BUILDING STRONG COMMUNITIES BY GIVING BACK

Rooted in our core value of A Spirit of Caring, AvalonBay has a long-standing history of building strong communities by giving back. We deepened our commitment in 2015, and launched our Building Strong Communities philanthropy program and community engagement strategy, which focuses on community preparedness and disaster relief, affordable housing, and support for at risk populations.

In 2020, we contributed $2.2 million cash and in-kind donations (including volunteer hours) to more than 260 charitable organizations across our markets. Our tradition of sponsoring an annual Spirit of Caring Month also continues to be an important aspect of our philanthropy strategy and in 2020, we celebrated our first ever Spirit of Caring Season, extending into two months,November and December.

FOCUS AREA 1: COMMUNITY PREPAREDNESS & DISASTER RELIEF

AvalonBay believes in helping those in need during times of natural and human disasters. We do this by partnering with the American Red Cross and supporting them with a $1 million donation as a Disaster Responder Partner. As part of our partnership, we have hosted over 350 blood drives at our communities and offices and donated over 7,000 pints of blood, which could help save more than 21,000 lives. 2021 marks the 7th year of our partnership, which continues to focus on community preparedness and disaster relief. To learn more, click here to view a video about our national partnership with the American Red Cross.

FOCUS AREA 2: AFFORDABLE HOUSING

AvalonBay believes a safe, comfortable home provides a strong foundation for all else in life. We do this by funding:

Mid Atlantic

Boston

Denver

Long Island

Los Angeles

New York City

Northern California

Pacific Northwest

San Diego & Orange County

FOCUS AREA 3: SUPPORT FOR AT-RISK POPULATIONS

AvalonBay believes in supporting at-risk populations in our local communities to improve their quality of life. We do this by supporting regional charities such as:

Mid Atlantic

Boston

Connecticut

Denver

Long Island

Los Angeles

New Jersey

New York City

Pacific North West

San Diego & Orange County

Southeast Florida

Virginia Beach