Our Philanthropic Mission, Pillars, and Impact

Our Mission

To amplify economic opportunities for individuals, businesses, and communities. The LendaHand Initiative, made up of the LendingTree Foundation and LendingTree Philanthropy, will focus on empowering people to overcome obstacles — financial and others — in areas that align with LendingTree’s Core Principles, and leverage our expertise in financial wellness, entrepreneurship and innovation, homeownership, and upward mobility.

Our Pillars

The LendingTree Foundation was created to amplify and promote opportunities within the areas of our four pillars: financial wellness, innovation and entrepreneurship, homeownership, and upward mobility. By leveraging our expertise and focusing on these areas, it is our belief that we can achieve the greatest impact to improve the lives of all, in these areas and beyond, through our LendaHand Initiative.

Financial Wellness

To support and provide opportunities that promote the financial well-being of individuals, communities, and businesses through financial education, assistance, and resources in an effort to improve financial literacy and stability.

Innovation and Entrepreneurship

To support and provide opportunities that foster innovation for our current and next generations through creative methods and forward-thinking initiatives to enhance opportunities for entrepreneurship, modernization, and awareness for socioeconomic matters in our communities.

Upward Mobility

To support and provide opportunities that promote the upward mobility for individuals and communities to improve the livelihood and well-being for those facing unforeseen obstacles — financial and other — in effort to provide tools for growth, stability, and empowerment.

Homeownership

To support and promote homeownership for individuals in need, and otherwise unable, through opportunities that offer affordable housing, financial assistance, and resources in effort to create stability for individuals and communities.

Our Impact

The LendaHand Initiative, made up of the LendingTree Foundation and LendingTree Philanthropy, is committed to making an impact in our communities through efforts that focus on our pillar areas by leveraging our expertise, employees, and strategic partnerships. In addition to opportunities created and led by the LendaHand Initiative, we partner with several organizations, programs, and initiatives to achieve this.

2020 at a glance:

$1.766 MILLION IN TOTAL CHARITABLE GIVING

Our LendaHand Initiative, made up of all LendingTree, LendingTree Foundation and employee efforts, totaled over $1.766M in all giving and volunteering programs for 2020 with over 141 organizations impacted and 340 employee volunteer hours recorded.

$1.25 MILLION TO DISASTER RELIEF

To help those most affected by COVID-19, the LendingTree Foundation donated $1,000,000 to the COVID-19 Response Fund for the city of Charlotte and $250K to launch our LendaHand Employee Relief Fund.

COMPANY MATCH PROGRAM

A combined total of all employee and company matched donations by the LendingTree Foundation for 2020 was $238K, including $46K towards the Black Lives Matter Movement.

Financial Roots Program

Through our EverFi partnership, our Financial Roots program by the LendingTree Foundation continues to provide financial education for elementary and high schools totaling 6,458 students, 94 schools, and over 8,600 hours of learning for the 2019-2020 school year.