Now in its seventh year, the Lemonade community has given back $8,160,775 since the program debuted in 2017
Lemonade, (NYSE:LMND) the digital insurance company driven by AI and social impact, announced its 2023 Giveback, marking the seventh consecutive year of giving back to dozens of local and global charities chosen by customers.
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The 2023 Lemonade Giveback. (Graphic: Lemonade)
This year’s Giveback saw $2,008,847 go to 58 nonprofits chosen by Lemonade customers across the United States and Europe, ranging from causes working on better healthcare, humanitarian crises, civil rights, climate education, global poverty, and more. The Lemonade community’s donations since the company’s first Giveback in 2017 now totals $8,160,775.
A cornerstone of Lemonade's business model, Giveback allows customers to support charitable causes of their choosing by directing leftover premiums to organizations in need. Any Lemonade customer can select the charity they’re passionate about when getting Lemonade renters, homeowners, car, or pet insurance policies.
“As a certified B-Corp and public benefit corporation, Giveback is just one way Lemonade is able to weave social impact into our products and business model, allowing our customers to do good simply by being part of the Lemonade community,” said Shai Wininger, co-CEO and cofounder, Lemonade. “As always, we’re grateful we can help out our customers in their time of need, but also have our customers be so impactful for communities in need around the world, and for our planet, which is in dire need.”
“The most impactful partnerships we have not only build giving into every aspect of the business, but also make generosity the easy choice for customers," said Scott Harrison, Founder and CEO of charity: water. "We're honored to partner with Lemonade and this community of policyholders to bring clean drinking water to over 12,300 people since 2017. Their support means communities are healthier. Dignity is restored. And instead of walking hours for water that isn't safe to drink, women and children can go to school, earn extra income, or simply spend more time with their families."
Quick highlights from the 2023 Lemonade Giveback:
- The Lemonade Giveback grew by 7.2% compared to 2022, in a year in which global giving dropped. 2023 was a rough year for nonprofits globally: total giving fell 3.4%, and the number of donors overall declined by 17% (Source: The Giving Index, Charities Aid Foundation, Giving USA)
- Since 2017, the Giveback donation amount has skyrocketed by 3,678% - and some of the nonprofits have grown alongside it. For example, in the first Lemonade Giveback in 2017, Lemonade provided 592 meals for the hungry, while in 2023 total meals donated by Lemonade grew to 60,676. And organizations like charity: water, a Giveback partner since 2017, will grant 12 schools in Bangladesh with clean, running water this year, bringing the total over the years to 43 fully funded clean water projects across Asia and Africa, supporting 12,300 people.
- Nearly a quarter of the 2023 Giveback is directed to local and global climate organizations. Over the years, Lemonade has donated $2,178,683 to our planet, resulting in the planting of 305,562 trees, provision of shelter, food, and veterinary care to 73,703 animals, and the construction of 43 water projects able to supply clean water to 12,434 people for life.
- A third of the 2023 Giveback went to civil rights. From causes supporting girls’ education (The Malala Fund and Code to Inspire) to LGBTQ rights (The Trevor Project, ACLU) and gun safety (March For Our Lives), the 2023 Lemonade Giveback supported a plethora of organizations working to ensure and protect individual rights around the world.
Lemonade offers renters, homeowners, car, pet, and life insurance. Powered by artificial intelligence and social impact, Lemonade’s full stack insurance carriers in the US and the EU replace brokers and bureaucracy with bots and machine learning, aiming for zero paperwork and instant everything. A Certified B-Corp, Lemonade gives unused premiums to nonprofits selected by its community, during its annual Giveback. Lemonade is currently available in the United States, Germany, the Netherlands, France, and the UK, and continues to expand globally.
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