Blackstone Charitable Foundation

Our mission is to foster economic opportunity and career mobility for historically underrepresented groups. The Blackstone Charitable Foundation deploys its financial and human capital in support of programs that bridge opportunity gaps and support more equitable and thriving communities. Special emphasis is given to regions where we live and work.

Blackstone City Harvest Volunteers

Our Programs

Blackstone LaunchPad works with colleges across the United States to help students launch successful careers through entrepreneurial skills-building programs and opportunities to intern at organizations in our network, including Blackstone, our portfolio companies and select startups.

Since 2010, Blackstone LaunchPad has supported students on more than 75 college and university campuses, now with a focus on Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) and community colleges. In 2023, LaunchPad engaged more than 40,000 students.

Blackstone LaunchPad Participants at Table
Blackstone LaunchPad Participants
Blackstone LaunchPad Participants
Blackstone Connects is our global employee engagement program – a vehicle for Blackstone employees to support their local communities through volunteering and giving.

Through Blackstone Connects, we currently support nonprofit organizations across 20 countries with a focus on skills for success and thriving communities. Nearly 90% of our employees participated in annual firm-sponsored charitable activities in 2023.

Blackstone Volunteers with City Harvest Truck
Blackstone London Volunteers at Habitat for Humanity
Blackstone Volunteers with Project Sunshine Bags
Maura Pally, Executive Director of the Blackstone Charitable Foundation

“I’m thrilled about the opportunity to bring together Blackstone’s incredible scale and resources — along with the Charitable Foundation’s signature programs — to build on our commitment to serving the communities where we live and work.”

Maura Pally

Executive Director, Blackstone Charitable Foundation