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 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 2022, LaunchPad engaged more than 35,000 students.
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. Our employees are highly engaged, with over 89% participating in annual firm-sponsored charitable activities in 2023.
Current Partner Organizations
Updates from the Charitable Foundation
Maura Pally Sits Down with LEADERS Magazine
In an interview with LEADERS magazine, Blackstone Charitable Foundation Executive Director Maura Pally discusses what drew her to the role, the firm’s culture of giving back and how the Foundation works to advance resilience among communities we serve. Our signature programs — Blackstone LaunchPad and BX Connects — support BXCF’s efforts to create economic opportunity in under-resourced communities through partnerships with campuses and nonprofit organizations.
“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