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Corporate Responsibility

Our core values are the foundation of the way we do business.

We're committed to caring for our people, our communities and our planet.

We recognize that today — more than ever — the investment community, our team members, community partners and our customers have an expectation for PENN Entertainment to serve as a good corporate citizen. And we remain dedicated to live up to that standard. Among the core values of all of us here at PENN are giving back to our team members, supporting and encouraging diversity, helping the underserved in our communities, promoting responsible gaming and being reliable stewards of our finite natural resources.

Learn about our environmental, social and governance (ESG) efforts — from recycling and water conservation to promoting responsible gaming and community engagement.

Download 2021 ESG report

Download 2020 ESG report

It's all

As a long-standing good corporate citizen, we understand the importance of investing time and resources and doing right by the people and communities we serve.

  • People

    We’ve created a culture where team members, regardless of their differences, can truly be themselves and belong.

  • Community

    We’re committed to giving back to the communities where we live and work. 

  • Planet

    We’re committed to creating a sustainable future for our planet.


Diversity Scholarship Fund

We support our team members by creating opportunity from within. That’s why we have committed $1 million annually to help fund scholarships for the children of our team members.

  • $1 M

    Annual commitment
  • 47

    Recipients in 2022
  • 58%

    First generation, college bound


Our myheroes rewards program provides our nation’s active-duty military, veterans and first responders access to exclusive discounts, offers and events. It’s our way of saying thanks for their commitment to our country and community.

  • 125,000+

    Members enrolled
  • $100,000

    Donated to military and first-responder organizations
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Caring for our planet

As part of our bold vision for the future, we’re dedicated to leaving the planet better than we found it. Through our sustainability initiatives, we’ve helped reduce waste at many of our destinations — with actionable plans to expand to the rest. 

*Total amount from each location **Hollywood Casino St. Louis

  • 45

    Tons of greenhouse gas eliminated
  • 11

    Tons of paper waste reduced**
  • 91%

    reduction in plastic water bottle use*
  • $6.5 M

    Hurricane relief to L'Auberge Lake Charles and community

  • $4M

    COVID-19 emergency relief fund

  • $4.6M

    Contribution from PENN to Barstool Sports Fund to support small businesses

PENN Entertainment Foundation

PENN Entertainment Foundation

Moving forward takes listening — and acting on it. From natural disaster relief to spurring local economic growth, our focus has always been on supporting our team members and the communities where we operate.
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Giving back. Pitching in. It's in our DNA.

The PENN Entertainment Foundation was launched in the wake of Hurricane Katrina to assist nearly 2,000 team members who were impacted by the storm — giving them much needed support, food, water, clothing and shelter.

Today, our foundation is proud to support countless local nonprofit organizations throughout North America. From community development efforts, like rebuilding playgrounds and promoting education, to health services and support for veterans and active-duty military, we’re focused on giving back to our people and our communities.

2021 Charitable
Giving Breakdown

We’re dedicated to offering the support and relief our team members need, when they need it. We also recognize the importance of looking to the future — focusing efforts on providing funds for education and community enhancements for our team members and locales across North America. 

  • 25%

    Community development
  • 24%

    Human services
  • 16%

  • 15%

    Cultural affairs and diversity
  • 11%

    Veteran and Military Support
  • 9%

    Health services

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Grant application process

In exploring all paths that lead us forward, we offer grants to address the broader needs of residents who live in our host communities. We help fund cultural affairs and community development projects like public safety, economic development and historic preservation. We also embrace our communities with grants for human services that address the needs of children, senior citizens and disadvantaged populations, educational programs, health services, and veteran and military support.

Download guidelines

Download application

Corporate responsibility policies and disclosures


Human rights policy

We support the international standards for human rights and are committed to enforcing those standards in all aspects of our business.

Animal welfare policy

The health and safety of horses at our racetracks is our top priority. We strictly enforce our Code of Conduct for all participants and team members.

Environmental policy

We are committed to reducing our carbon footprint as part of our daily operations through conservation, communication and continuous improvement.