Giving Back With Domain’s MyCommunity Program in 2018

At Domain Companies, we are committed to engaging with and giving back to the communities in which we build. We strive for the highest level of corporate citizenship by maximizing impact and positive change in our communities through our MyCommunity program. We support at-risk populations, workforce development, and community renewal on the local level. MyCommunity encompasses corporate donations, volunteerism, support, and advocacy.

The MyCommunity program partners each of our properties with three local nonprofit organizations. We facilitate donations and volunteer opportunities between our residents and the nonprofits. Upon lease signing or renewal, residents assign a monetary donation from Domain to one of these partners, creating steady and significant financial support. 2018 donations from resident lease signings and renewals totaled $48,696 (1,948 nonprofit selections), while additional contributions and sponsorships totaled $128,931.

Each property further strengthens this relationship through ongoing volunteerism, specialized holiday programs, collection drives, and more.

MyCommunity also includes resident services efforts, where dedicated resident services coordinators plan programs to improve the livelihoods of our at-risk residents. Ongoing employment literacy, life skills training, health and wellness workshops, and family focused events are regularly provided. In 2018, 393 resident events were held across our participating properties, with 2,799 residents in attendance at these varied events.

Supporting employees as they pursue their philanthropic passions is an important part of Domain’s culture. Our team makes a maximal impact in each community by sharing marketing, development, and maintenance skills and knowledge with MyCommunity partners, in addition to scheduling volunteer time-off days. In 2018, our team worked over 1,012 volunteer hours, which totals $24,986 in volunteer hours value at $24.69 per hour.

Read on for more information on each region’s MyCommunity partners and visit the organization websites to learn about ways to support and read about our 2019 partners here.


Louisiana MyCommunity Partners

New Orleans

CASA New Orleans | Foster Care Advocacy

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) advocates for the best interests of abused and neglected youth living in foster care.

Eden House | Support for Victims of Human Trafficking

Aims to eliminate human and sex trafficking by providing a home and recovery services to victims.

KID smART Arts Enrichment

Partners with K-8 New Orleans public schools to embed professional teaching artists in classrooms.

Louisiana Green Corps | Job Force Training

Provides environmental education and career-building opportunities to help people aspiring to improve their lives and communities.

Louisiana SPCA Animal Protection Organization 

Provides care for over 36,000 homeless and companion animals annually, in addition to a wide range of services.

Odyssey House Louisiana | Addiction Treatment Advocates

A non-profit behavioral health care provider with an emphasis on addiction treatment.

Operation Spark Software Training

Presents the fastest route to a career in software development with software training for low-opportunity individuals.

Ronald McDonald House | Housing Program for Hospitalized Families

Provides a place to stay for families of hospitalized children in addition to programs that give comfort, compassion, and care to children and their families.

The Roots of Music | After-School Music Program

An educational organization which operates as a free after-school program providing academic tutoring and musical mentoring for at-risk students ages 9-14.


Baton Rouge

Companion Animal AllianceAnimal Protection Organization 

Focuses on improving the lives of shelter animals, finding good homes for as many of them as possible, and upgrading shelter operations.

CASA Baton Rouge | Foster Care Advocacy

(Court Appointed Special Advocates) recruits, trains, and supervises community volunteers who advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected youth living in foster care to help them reach safe, permanent homes.

SBP Baton Rouge | Flood Preparation and Repairs

SBP provides rebuilding services as well as technical support, capacity building, and best practices to weather-related recovery organizations operating in the Baton Rouge region.


New York MyCommunity Partners


Brooklyn Information and Culture | Arts and Media Training

(BRIC) presents free programs in contemporary art, performing arts, and video, as well as free media training to all people.

East New York Farms Food Justice Organization

Works with youth, farmers, and entrepreneurs to build a more just and sustainable community.

Open Space Alliance | Public Park Restoration and Beautification

Responsible for maintenance and beautification of over 100 parks and green spaces in North Brooklyn.

New York Common Pantry Food Justice Organization

Works toward the reduction of hunger and food security through an array of programs that function to establish long-term independence.

Odyssey House NY | Addiction Treatment Advocates

A non-profit behavioral health care provider with an emphasis on addiction treatment.

Tribeca Film Institute | Arts Education

(TFI) is an arts education organization that motivates young storytellers from low-income communities to be catalysts for change through in-school educational programming, mentorship, and citywide screenings.


Staten Island

Community Health Action | Community Assistance

Provides Staten Island residents with free access to health care, drug treatment, and social services.

H.E.A.L.T.H. For Youths | Youth Education

Strives to combat community deterioration and juvenile delinquency by offering educational, sports-related, and volunteer service opportunities to school-aged youth.

Staten Island Museum | Museum Access

The museum schedules free and reduced admission events and is also easily accessible by public transportation.