Together we can help our communities thrive.
Our commitment to social responsibility
We believe everyone should have the opportunity to live a full and healthy life. Our focus on social responsibility is a key part of how we can help make it happen.
We fund a range of education programmes, including scholarships and mentoring, in the North West. We are proud to support local charities doing important community work — from mental health support to blood transport volunteers — through donations and volunteering.
Making a positive difference
Our work in the local community focuses on creating opportunities for people to develop their potential.
We donated almost €200,000 to charities, including blood transportation charity BloodBikes and charities supporting those experiencing homelessness and mental distress (Alone and Pieta House) in Ireland as they face hardship during the COVID-19 pandemic.
In 2019, almost 1,000 team members have given up time to help local causes, raising more than €250,000.
Doubling our impact
The United Health Foundation matches Optum employee contributions, euro for euro, to nearly all charitable organisations, doubling their impact. Additionally, employees can earn a charitable grant after tracking 30 hours of volunteer time.
Supporting our communities
Developing the next generation of talent
Our work in the local community focuses on creating opportunities for people to develop their potential. We fund a range of education programmes, including scholarships and mentoring programmes in the North West. We are proud to help support Ireland’s next generation of health care and technology talent.
Developing a diverse workforce
We are helping to support Ireland’s next generation of technology talent, including young women who are often under-represented in tech roles. Optum Ireland’s Health Care Scholarship Programme supports people in County Donegal access college and university education in health, delivering €7,000 scholarships in partnership with LYIT, NUI Galway and Ulster University.
We work with schools and school leavers to promote STEM careers, including funding a year-long certified coding programme at Loreto Secondary School — Letterkenny’s largest girls school — and running careers sessions for female final-year students to help encourage them to consider tech as an option.