The CenturyTel Clarke M. Williams Charitable Foundation

CenturyLink Clarke M. Williams Foundation

CenturyLink's vision is to improve lives, strengthen businesses and connect communities by delivering advanced technologies and solutions with honest and personal service. CenturyLink extends this vision through the CenturyLink Clarke M. Williams Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to contributing to endeavors that improve the well-being and overall quality of life for people throughout CenturyLink's communities. Named after CenturyLink's founder Clarke M. Williams, the Foundation is endowed by CenturyLink to support community initiatives that encourage our employees to use their time, talents and resources to strengthen the communities in which they live and work.

In 2013, the Foundation will fund the following programs and initiatives:

Matching Time Grant Program

Employees who volunteer 40 or more hours in a six month period for a 501(c)(3) organization in good standing with the IRS can earn a $500 grant for that organization. Employees may earn two grants per year to support the agencies and causes about which they are passionate.

Employee Giving/United Way Campaign Match

Employees can support the causes and organizations that mean the most to them by donating through this nationwide campaign. Through payroll deduction and other methods, they can give to any 501(c)(3) in good standing including United Way. The Foundation will match employee contributions with a donation to their local United Way.

Annual Food Drive

CenturyLink hosts an annual food drive to help fight hunger in our markets. In 2012, the Foundation matched employee and community donations with a $1,000,000 donation to local food banks.