Hyatt Regency Pune awards community grant to Equal Community Foundation


As part of Hyatt Community Grants,a philanthropic program that empowers Hyatt associates to guide charitable giving, Hyatt Regency Pune announced on December 3 that it has awarded Equal Community Foundation with a $7500 grant to further the organization’s efforts in empowering young men to end violence and discrimination against women. The grant was given under the category of Personal advancement and health and wellness.

Hyatt Community Grants, a key component of Hyatt Thrive – Hyatt’s global corporate responsibility platform –encourages hotels around the world to identify and nominate local nonprofits for funding consideration through Hyatt Hotels Foundation. The program builds on Hyatt’s belief that no one better understands a community’s most pressing issues – and their solutions – that those that live and work there.

“Since beginning of 2012, we have been teaming up with Equal Community Foundation in supporting the organization’s work,” said Hemant Mehta, Executive Assistant Manager-F&B.. “We are fortunate that Hyatt Thrive gives us the means to identify and support their work, and we hope the people in Pune will help secure additional funding for Equal Community Foundation in the Facebook campaign – Vote.Give.Thrive., which runs through the end of the year.”

“Receiving this grant is a great honor, and we are thankful that Hyatt Regency Pune nominated our organization to be the recipient of this generous donation,” said William Muir, CEO, Equal Community Foundation “This funding goes a long way towards empowering men to end violence and discrimination against women, and we are looking forward to the chance to receive additional fund through support from people in Pune and abroad.”