Throughout our history as a public company, we have been guided by a fundamental belief that we will do well as a company by doing good – for our own people and for the communities where we operate. This philosophy has been instrumental in our continuing growth and prosperity across the United States and in our operations in Mexico and the Bahamas. Our stewardship begins with people, continues with our land and extends outward to our neighbors and communities, where we believe that it is essential that we always serve as good citizens who are engaged with the community. 

 

2020 Highlights

We leveraged the Vulcan Materials Company Foundation and company funds to support food banks, healthcare services, childhood education remote learning programs and other initiatives designed to lessen the difficulties experienced in many of our communities. Our Foundation pledged an additional $1 million over originally budgeted amounts to support COVID-19 relief and diversity and inclusion initiatives. With these additional funds, we provided significant help in a number of ways, including contributions to support Wi-Fi and hotspot access to thousands of students in need across the country — in many cases we’re enabling connectivity for students not just in 2020, but through the 2021 school year. We also procured hundreds of laptop computers for remote students.

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California

Chula Vista

Western

“Our relationship with Vulcan is kind of one of those heavenly drops,” said Battalion Chief Sean Lowery, noting that more than $70,000 has been raised through the partnership. “Our Chula Vista Firefighter’s Foundation has benefited tremendously.” The Foundation provides relief to families who face tragedy and often lose their belongings after disaster strikes.

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Leveraging the Vulcan Foundation and corporate giving to support employee volunteerism.

Established in 1988, the Vulcan Materials Company Foundation supports a wide range of vital community programs across the United States, with a focus on education and workforce development, environmental stewardship, and civic and charitable programs where our employees are deeply engaged. Our Matching Gifts Program uses company funds to match the charitable contributions of our employees on a one-for-one basis. In the case of donations to schools, we will match gifts on a two-for-one basis, which triples the impact. As a key employee benefit, gift matching is one of many ways we leverage the strengths and giving spirit of our own people with the strengths and business ethic of our company, to build and sustain positive, long-lasting relationships. 

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Giving Benefits a Variety of Worthy Causes

Foundation Giving By Focus Area (2011-2020)

Focused on Education, Culture and Health

Matching Giving By Focus Area (2011-2020)

$37.14MM

Community Giving & Support (Foundation, Non-Foundation and Matching Gifts)

2016-2020

814

Foundation & Matching Gift Recipients

2020

$2.41MM

Matching Gifts

2016-2020

 

California

Sun Valley

Western

“When the kids see him, they’re just ecstatic,” said pre-kindergarten teacher Dana Fikes. “They get very happy and excited and they want to take photos. When corporations and businesses, such as Vulcan, come in to support us, it makes you smile first of all because you thought about us. And when you guys show up, you show up incredibly.”

Committed to serving and supporting.

Our people believe in their company and our philosophy of community involvement, and it shows in their actions. We are committed to serving and supporting the neighborhoods and communities where we live and work. When COVID-19 pandemic precautions are not in place, our employees volunteer their time and talents in many ways from helping to fight hunger and disease to supporting pre-K and elementary education through high school, college and adult learning. Our people are also among the first to come to the aid of their communities when disasters hit. We also support and engage with a variety of environmental and conservation non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and initiatives.

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Conserving Ecosystems

In Playa del Carmen, Mexico, we work closely alongside NGOs, scientific research institutes, government officials and local communities in the conservation of the Mesoamerican Reef.

Bringing STEM Learning to Life

Our employees show children how we use science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) learning every day.

519,772

Meals Donated To Feed The Hungry

2020

623,726

Pounds of Food Donated To Feed The Hungry

2020

225

Partner Schools

2020

704

Scholarships Awarded

2016-2020

$2.61MM

Scholarship Funds Awarded

2016-2020

108,562

Visitors To Vulcan Facilities

2016-2020

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11,369

Quarry Crusher Run Participants

2016-2020

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$591,384

Raised for Charity By Quarry Crusher Run Series

2016-2020

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25

TV/Film Shoots Hosted

2016-2020

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Community News

Community

Bridging the Student Digital Divide

We’ve always been a steadfast supporter and partner in promoting and advancing student learning in our communities. So as local…

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Community

Welcome to Medina

Vulcan’s newest quarry, Medina Quarry in Hondo, Texas primarily serves the San Antonio and Houston markets with products aggregate and…

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Community

Loop 202

When the State of Arizona needed aggregates and asphalt to construct its largest freeway project in state history, Vulcan answered…

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Community

Grand Opening

Joined by over 150 neighbors, stakeholders and customers, Vulcan’s Southeast Division celebrated the grand opening of its new aggregates quarry…

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Vulcan Highlights

Alabama

Southern & Gulf Coast Division

Community

"Thinking of You"

Meet Amy, Area Plant Office Administrator in Alabama. She wanted to bring some positivity to the residents of Barfield Health Care in Guntersville, AL. With the help of some local students from DAR Middle School, they made and delivered more than 50 “thinking of you” cards to the residents. Great work Amy!

Community

National EMS Week

This National EMS Week, we say thank you to all those who keep our teams and communities safe.

South Carolina

Lexington

Southeast Division

Community

Shot of the Day

That’s our entrance. Customer trucks at Lexington Quarry in South Carolina.

North Carolina

Mideast Division

Community

Geology at Work

Going live in 3-2-1… For years, our North Quarry in North Carolina has partnered with Kaleideum North, a local science museum, to promote STEM education for future generations. Adapting to the COVID-19 pandemic, the museum took its “Geology at Work” program virtual. The sessions give students a cool way to learn how aggregates are the building blocks of our communities.

North Carolina

Mideast Division

Community

Earth Day Challenge

This April, our North Carolina team participated in the Corporate Earth Day Challenge with EarthShare North Carolina. Our team was among over 400 volunteers from 28 companies who took time out of their week to plant seeds, remove trash, move mulch, and make an impact for the NC environment through in person and virtual projects. Vulcan team members and their families partnered with the Carolina Raptor Center to create bird enrichment items for their raptors at the center.

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