Community investment


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 and community engagement strategy, which focuses on community preparedness and disaster relief, affordable housing, and support for the disadvantaged.

Our tradition of sponsoring an annual Spirit of Caring Month also continues to be an important aspect of our philanthropy strategy. Last year, we contributed over 3,300 volunteer hours to over 58 charitable organizations across our major markets. This year, we celebrated Spirit of Caring Month in May. Throughout the month, associates joined together in volunteerism and giving back, dedicating over 4,400 hours to building strong communities.

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.

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

Long Island

New Jersey

New York City

Northern California

Pacific Northwest

Southern California

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

Long Island

New Jersey

New York City

Northern California

Pacific North West

Southern California

Virginia Beach