At Bridge, we are more than just owners. We are entrenched in the communities in which we operate. Our people and capital enable high-quality, affordable housing, inspire hope and the well-being of children and youth, and better the environment in which we all work and live.
From its founding, Bridge has dedicated itself to the preservation and rehabilitation of affordable housing and believes enabling high-quality housing for our workforce is the key to enhancing social mobility. Our multi-decade partnerships with Project Access and NeighborWorks help to create thriving, vibrant communities and empower our residents.
Our “Bridge to Education” program provides college scholarships to high-potential residents living in our properties. As a lead sponsor of the nationwide “We Got your Back” campaign, Bridge leverages the collective strength of our communities to help improve the quality of life and inspire hope for homeless youth.
Bridge believes that the health of our world is an aggregation of the sustainability and environmental soundness of our local communities. We are committed to improving the efficiency and stability of our communities through our “Green Initiatives Program” and support organizations that address vital environmental issues.
Our story is woven and intertwined with the buildings, people and communities where we are invested.
The Mission of Bridge Investment Group is our commitment to people. People are the lifeblood of our business. Through our partnerships and unique initiatives, Bridge brings people, ideas and capital together to serve our communities and enhance their well-being.
Bridge to Education
Each year, Bridge awards scholarships to high-potential, college-bound residents in multifamily communities owned and operated by Bridge. Our “Bridge Scholars” come from diverse backgrounds, experiences, and geographies, yet share an enthusiasm and passion for learning.
The We Got Your Back initiative provides homeless youth with a simple but essential tool for survival: a backpack. By filling new, high-quality backpacks with necessities and easing the worry of losing all of one’s belonging at any given moment, We Got Your Back seeks to give homeless youth the strength and means they need to reach out for help from our partner nonprofit organizations Covenant House and Volunteers of America.
Bridge is a market leader in providing extensive on-site social and community programs for our residents. Our partnership with nonprofit organization Project Access allows us to enhance the quality of life for our residents and meet their most pressing needs.
97% of our adult resident survey participants have said our programs improved their current life situations with respect to financial literacy, credit score enhancement, job training, English as a 2nd language, tech knowledge, parenting and/or health. Among other metrics, Bridge targets that at least 75% of our youth participants improve their report card grades, test scores and academic performance year-over-year.
Bridge subsidizes the provision of a dedicated social and community center at each of our Workforce and Affordable Housing properties.
Our Volunteer Work
Bridge designates one day a year for individuals from our offices all over the country to work in partnership with local nonprofit organizations on team-based volunteer projects.
The Bridge Employee Matching Gift Program matches employee donations to eligible nonprofit organizations dollar for dollar to incentivize employee giving and community engagement. Each employee is encouraged to take advantage of an annual Bridge Gives day to engage with and volunteer in their surrounding communities.
Members of the Bridge NYC office provide career counseling at Covenant House in June 2018.
Members of the Bridge Atlanta office help feed 250 homeless youth in July 2018.