One of Nelnet’s core values is to give back to the communities in which we live and work. Every year, Nelnet associates do a world of good through volunteering and donations, and they are always encouraged to lend a hand where they can. Take a walk around one of our communities and it’s not very hard to spy where Nelnet is providing a helping hand.

Nelnet proudly supports a number of different nonprofits around the country, from United Way and Make-A-Wish Colorado to The River Food Pantry and 360 Communities. We also accept applications from nonprofits for funding year round and match associate donations to nonprofits for an even greater impact.

In addition to donating to nonprofits, associates also dedicate a portion of their time to volunteer. For example, every year hundreds of Nelnet associates participate in the Another popular volunteer opportunity is helping the Plus, Nelnet interns also participate in a community service project at a nonprofit of their choice.

We believe these donations and community involvement opportunities empower people to be the best version of themselves. Nelnet associates come to work every day with the comfort of knowing they are working toward a greater purpose: creating opportunities for people where they live, learn, and work.

Keep your eyes peeled around your community, and Nelnet’s generosity will surely be in view.