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Our Communities

We are dedicated to delivering positive impact in our regions by helping to maintain a high quality of life and improving the community's ability to respond to challenges.

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Priorities

We work to keep our regions strong and ensure they are ideal places to live, work and visit. We prioritize the issues and causes where we can have the greatest impact through our community engagement focus areas.

CORPORATE GIVING
CAPACITY BUILDING
VOLUNTEERISM

Strategy

Beyond being a major economic contributor that spurs tourism, jobs and tax revenue to fund social programs, we invest in addressing key issues and initiatives that promote a thriving local community through Sands Cares, our community engagement program.
  • HARDSHIP RELIEF
    FOOD SECURITY
    Partner with food-relief organizations to provide resources that alleviate hunger
    HOMELESSNESS
    Provide immediate relief, create lasting solutions and support advocacy efforts to combat youth homelessness in the United States
    DISADVANTAGED POPULATIONS
    Address region-specific social issues that promote quality of life and access to basic services
  • LOCAL BUSINESS AND PARTNER DEVELOPMENT
    BUSINESS GROWTH
    Provide platforms and support initiatives that build local business and small and medium enterprise success
    NONPROFIT ADVANCEMENT
    Accelerate nonprofit capability through collaboration, mentorship and skills-based consulting
  • CULTURAL AND NATURAL HERITAGE
    LOCAL ASSET PRESERVATION
    Invest in attractions, events and traditions that perpetuate our region's unique culture, identity and heritage
    NATURAL ENVIRONMENT
    Preserve the local ecology through environmental education and advocacy, community conservation initiatives and nature-focused activities
  • DISASTER RESPONSE AND PREPAREDNESS
    DISASTER RESPONSE
    Provide critical relief to minimize community impact
    CRISIS PREPAREDNESS
    Contribute resources and volunteer time to ready our local communities for times of crisis
  • EDUCATION
    MENTORSHIP AND SKILLS DEVELOPMENT
    Empower students, at-risk youth and people with special needs to create a future with opportunities
    EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES
    Enable students to reach scholastic goals and close gaps in access to knowledge and tools
    ACADEMIC INFRASTRUCTURE
    Support programs that advance educational systems and promote a vision for 21st century learning success

Our Program: Sands Cares

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More than just philanthropy, Sands Cares manifests our dedication to working hand-in-hand with our communities to inspire positive impact. Through Sands Cares, we integrate corporate giving, nonprofit capacity building and Team Member volunteerism to address the priorities we’ve identified in our communities.

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Corporate Giving

We extend our hospitality leadership by being a good corporate citizen that helps our communities solve problems and capitalize on opportunities. Through philanthropic giving to nonprofit organizations, we address important social issues and support people in need.

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Capacity Building

A core focus of Sands Cares is helping build the capability of nonprofit partners to advance their programs and goals. We help them address growth opportunities and serve as a catalyst to support their development. 

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Volunteerism

Our volunteer program extends our service in the community and helps our nonprofit partners advance their missions, while providing opportunities for Team Members to make a difference and develop their skillsets.

Our Work

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We have identified a set of priority issues that are most important to our communities.

Learn more about work in these areas:

  • Hardship Relief
  • Local Business and Partner Development
  • Cultural and Natural Heritage
  • Disaster Relief and Preparedness
  • Education
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Resources

Read more about our impact, and access important tools and disclosures.

ESG Reports

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ESG Material Issues Brief

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Corporate Giving Guidelines

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Sands Diversity Statement 2023

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Assurance Statements

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GRI Indices

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