Giving Back

Philanthropic partnerships that have endured for decades or random acts of kindness—serving the communities where we live, work, and visit is more than what we do, it's part of who we are.

Making a profound difference 

Our giving back efforts run deep. They're ingrained into Commonwealth's mission and embraced by our home office employees, advisors, and advisor support staff. Together, we give our time, talent, and financial support to causes that make our world—or a corner of the world—a better place. To make the most of our efforts, we formed Commonwealth Cares, a 501(c)(3) charity, in 2010, supporting a wide range of causes.  

Giving Back – The Family Learning Center

Advisors and Commonwealth staff refurbish furniture at the Family Learning Center in Vail, Colorado.

Meeting the moment

We stand arm in arm with our communities in times of need and times of change.

Close to home 

Commonwealth employees in our home offices in Waltham, Massachusetts, and San Diego, California, dedicate their hearts and time to helping those in our immediate communities.

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At home with our advisors 

No matter the size of their practice, our advisors embody Commonwealth's spirit of giving in their own hometowns. Sponsoring chili cook-offs and staffing 5K races, if charity begins at home, we're glad our home is . . . everywhere. 

Our philanthropy is part of our fabric. We've always been progressive and empathetic when it comes to social impact. We believe we must make a profound difference in the communities in which we work and live.
Paula O'Shaughnessy Manager, Employee Relations at Commonwealth

In our homes away from home 

We're fortunate to host our advisors, their families, vendors, and staff at educational conferences in communities the world over. In turn, we give thanks to our gracious hosts—attendees join forces to assist local and grassroots nonprofit organizations. 

Causes we support 

Here are just a few of the organizations we've had the opportunity to back through Commonwealth Cares and beyond. All operating and administrative expenses for Commonwealth Cares are borne by Commonwealth. One-hundred cents of every dollar contributed goes directly to the causes we support.

Commonwealth Cares has supported 363 organizations and counting.

See who we serve and how to get involved.