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Taking care of our employees

At Iron Mountain, we understand that our impact extends beyond the walls of our facilities. We believe in taking care of our employees and contributing positively to the communities in which we operate. In order to carry out that support we leverage the following mechanisms:

Iron Mountain Living Legacy Initiative

The Living Legacy Initiative is Iron Mountain’s corporate philanthropy program. We provide grants and in-kind services to nonprofit organizations focused on cultural and historic preservation and accessibility. This program is funded by Iron Mountain and overseen by Iron Mountain’s Community Engagement Manager. You can learn more here.

Moving Mountains

Moving Mountains is Iron Mountain’s corporate volunteer program. We encourage all of our employees to volunteer in their communities with charitable organizations focused on causes that matter the most to them. All eligible full and part time employees are provided paid time off to enable them to give the gift of time to their communities.

The Iron Mountain Charitable Foundation

The Iron Mountain Charitable Foundation was created by Iron Mountain to provide financial support to Iron Mountain employees and their families as well as communities in crisis.

Richard Reese Employee Relief Fund

The Richard Reese Employee Relief Fund is a public 501c3 charity focused on helping employees and their families recover and transition from events that are outside of their control. More information about the Fund is below.

John Jamison Education Fund

The John Jamison Iron Mountain Education Fund exists to encourage and recognize scholastic achievement. The fund is available to children of eligible Iron Mountain employees that have completed high school/secondary school and plan to enroll or are enrolled in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited university or vocational-technical school. More information is below.

Supporting our mountaineers

The Richard Reese Employee Relief Fund and the John Jamison Education Fund are two ways employees can receive direct financial support. Click below to learn more about each fund.

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Supporting our employees in times of need

The Richard Reese Employee Relief Fund supports Iron Mountain employees during times of tragedy. Its purpose is to help employees and their families recover and transition from events that are outside of their control, particularly those that affect their ability to pay for basic living expenses.

Originally, the Relief Fund provided support for Iron Mountain employees affected by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Wishing to support their fellow employees in time of need, Mountaineers from all over the world generously donated to a centralized fund. Today, this Fund continues to offer short- term financial assistance to any Mountaineer and his/her/their family impacted by a catastrophic event. The Fund continues to thrive today thanks to ongoing support from Mountaineers across the globe.

In 2014, the Mountaineer Employee Relief Fund was changed to the “Richard Reese Employee Relief Fund,” after Iron Mountain’s long time CEO, Richard Reese. Richard Reese served as CEO of Iron Mountain from December 1981 to June 2008, returning to the role in 2011-2012. During his tenure, Richard not only grew the company and its revenue, but he also demonstrated formidable loyalty and dedication to his employees. The Richard Reese Employee Relief Fund is a 501c3 organization.


Richard Reese

Iron Mountain CEO
1981–2008, 2011–2012


Executive Chairman

The Richard Reese Iron Mountain Employee Relief Fund is a shining example of the Iron Mountain culture and the Mountaineer spirit.

How has the Richard Reese Employee Relief Fund helped employees?

Beginning with those employees affected by Hurricane Katrina, the Relief Fund has helped employees affected by natural disasters around the world. In addition to natural disasters, the Fund also helps after tragedies such as house fires, funerals and condemned/uninhabitable housing. From 2020 – 2022, the Relief Fund supported thousands of employees through the COVID pandemic. In 2022, the Relief Fund provided financial support to our employees and their families affected by the crisis in Ukraine.


Please contact Richard Reese Employee Relief Fund at with any questions or to make a donation via check or wire transfer.

Make a donation

The Relief Fund Is Made Possible Due To The Generosity Of People Like You!
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If you are a US-based employee and would like to make a recurring donation via payroll deduction, please access the benefits portal through My MAP and see the Life Events menu. You can make changes at any time.

Encouraging education through scholarships

Congratulations to the Recipients of the 2022 John Jamison Education Fund Scholarship!

The John Jamison Iron Mountain Education Fund exists to encourage and recognize scholastic achievement. The fund was founded in 2004 as a way to help the children of Iron Mountain employees pursue their goals in higher education.


  • Application period starts on April 4th, 2023.
  • The Deadline to Apply is May 19th, 2023.


Scholarship awards of $2,000 (USD) will be awarded to selected applicants. Awards are for undergraduate study only.


  • Applicants to The John Jamison Iron Mountain Education Fund must be: Dependent* children, up to age 24, of full-time employees at the Director level and below who have a minimum of one year of employment with the company as of the application deadline date. *Dependent children are defined as natural or legally adopted children or dependent stepchildren primarily supported by the employee (the employee provides more than 1/2 of the child’s total support during the calendar year.)
  • Children of deceased employees are also eligible if the full-time employee was classified as Director level or below at the time of death.
  • High school/secondary school seniors or graduates who plan to enroll, or students who are already enrolled, in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school for the entire upcoming academic year.

The scholarship program is administered by Scholarship Management Services, a division of Scholarship America. Scholarship Management Services is the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship and tuition reimbursement programs for corporations, foundations, associations and individuals.

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How to Apply:

  • Applicants must submit online applications through Scholarship America.
  • Only online applications will be accepted.
  • Applications are required to provide documentation of their enrollment and performance. Please allow time to request and receive this information, applications are not complete without it.

Selection of Recipients

Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of academic record and financial need. In addition to providing documentation regarding their academic achievement applicants are also selected based on:

  • demonstration of leadership
  • participation in school and community activities
  • work experience statement of goals and aspirations
  • unusual personal or family circumstances

Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship Management Services®. In no instance does any officer or employee of Iron Mountain play a part in the selection. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender, disability or national origin.


Awards are nonrenewable. Receiving a nonrenewable award does not disqualify the recipient from applying in future years provided the applicant continues to meet eligibility requirements.

Contact us

Call: 1-507-931-1682and ask for The John Jamison Iron Mountain Education Fund


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