Cultivating Change in the Community
Since 1994, CIM has worked to enhance communities and create value for our stakeholders. In addition to the positive impact we make through real estate and infrastructure projects, we support communities through outreach, sponsorships, donations, employee-led initiatives and more.
CIM launched CIMpact in 2019 to formalize its ongoing commitment to corporate social responsibility, enhance communities and improve the lives of those who live there. CIM supports corporate and employee-led community service activities and partners with a variety of nonprofit organizations including those that support underserved populations, environmental initiatives, education and humanitarianism.
Discover more about our key focus areas, non-profit partnerships and employee involvement in this dynamic program.
We are dedicated to improving the economic and social conditions of those who are less fortunate.
We practice and encourage responsible stewardship of resources and are committed to supporting organizations with high environmental standards.
We support organizations that invest in the growth and development of individuals.
We contribute to organizations supporting human needs during public emergencies and disasters.
CIM proudly supports City Year Los Angeles, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving schools and communities suffering from systemic inequality. City Year and its members create personalized learning environments to help prepare students with the skills and mindsets to thrive and make a positive impact in their communities.
CIM and City Year Los Angeles host an annual mentorship program for the AmeriCorps members serving at our partner schools. Through the program, CIM employees assist the young professionals with career development, interview preparation, networking, resume building and more.
CIM is a proud supporter of Habitat for Humanity International which brings people together to build homes, community and hope. With CIM’s support, Habitat homeowners achieve the strength, stability and independence they need to build a better life for themselves and for their families.
View our press release here.
Through our partnership, CIM employees engage in hands-on volunteer activities including helping to build homes and playhouses as well as assisting with furniture and donations at Habitat for Humanity ReStores.
CIM partners with Project Destined, a social impact investment and education platform that provides apprenticeship-style training to students and military veterans seeking careers in the commercial real estate industry.
Through our partnership, CIM employees have the opportunity to mentor students who are developing a range of financial, technical, presentation, and leadership skills. The program is designed to aid the students in obtaining internships, certifications, and full-time employment to launch careers in commercial real estate.
View our press release with Project Destined here.
Employees in Action
CIM employees in Phoenix participated in a Habitat Team Build, where they worked alongside professionals to help build a home for a local family.
Through the organization Happy Hats for Kids in Hospitals, CIM employees in Los Angeles crafted whimsical felt hats and heartfelt messages for children fighting critical illnesses.
To help alleviate hunger, team members from CIM’s Phoenix office volunteered with St. Mary’s Food Bank to assemble emergency food boxes.
To enhance the Five Points MARTA station community garden in Atlanta, CIM employees planted, pruned, and repotted garden items through the AgLanta “Grows-A-Lot” program.
CIM employees donated their time with nonprofit organization St. Vincent de Paul to prepare and serve lunch for over 350 homeless people in downtown Phoenix.
CIM’s Partner Solutions Group also volunteered at St. Vincent de Paul’s urban farm, where they spent a day cultivating land and harvesting produce to feed community members in need.
During the past three years, CIM has raised over $150,000 for Arizona-based children’s charities in the annual Brokers for Kids fundraiser hosted by Scottsdale 20/30 Club.
Employees from CIM’s LA office volunteered at the Bresee Youth Center, where the group shared information on financial literacy and hosted mock interviews with high school seniors.
CIM’s Property Management team volunteered their time by preparing meals for Feed My Starving Children, a nonprofit organization that coordinates the packaging and distribution of food for people in developing nations.