Verizon in Our Communities

At Verizon Pennsylvania, we believe deeply in the power of communications to change people's lives for the better. We are committed to bringing the benefits of our technology to as many places as we can, in a way that respects the rich diversity of our customers. We are building on a legacy of service that goes back more than a century. Our employees are continuing that commitment, serving millions of customers every day on the job and contributing their own time to the well-being of the communities where we live and work.

Our work is done through strategic partnerships with nonprofits, through informed grant-making that represents an investment in results, and through the exceptional volunteer spirit of Verizon's employees. Our goal is to help the people of Pennsylvania use technology to improve education, address the environmental footprint and help underserved communities and individuals use technology to address healthcare needs.

Browse the sections below to learn more about some more of our partnerships already in action...






Featured Grants & Events

Verizon is a proud supporter of Philly Play

Philly Play

Verizon is proud to join other local businesses like Independence Blue Cross, Comcast and the Philadelphia Eagles in supporting Philly Play. Led by Councilman Bobby Henon and his colleagues in the Philadelphia City Council, Philly Play offers free six-week programs for children ages 6 to 13 years old that provide access to healthy, active play activities for an hour each day at 10 local recreation centers throughout the city.

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 Verizon & PA-NJ-DE Minority Supplier Development Council (MSDC) Celebrate 2013 Fathers on the Field

Verizon & PA-NJ-DE Minority Supplier Development Council Celebrate 2013 Fathers on the Field

Verizon and the MSDC saluted ten fathers, showcasing the concept of "Fathers on the Field" as powerful, fulfilling and rewarding individuals. The touchdowns, made by dads in their children’s lives, promote healthy families and spark the importance of outreach, diversity and engagement in our communities.

The honorees include a tribute to E. Steven Collins - Radio One, Todd Rose – Telrose Corporation, Mike Pearson – Union Packaging, Sam Melendez – Paradigm Unlimited, Sam Patterson – PK Financial Group, Dr. Keith Leaphart – Replica Creative, Harold T. Epps – PRWT Services, Garry Maddox – A. Pomerantz & Co., Jim Smith, Jr. – Jim Smith Jr. International, and Blane Stoddart, BFW Group.

The honorees will be featured on air at 97.5 FM "The Fanatic" and through the end of NFL season.



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FiOS Quantum Internet Service Fuels Three Area Business Incubators

In support of Philadelphia’s business-incubator community during Greater Philadelphia Small Business Week, Verizon announced that an initiative is underway to provide the company’s ultra-fast FiOS Quantum Internet Service to three local business incubators. [ Learn More ]