Why Work at Fannie Mae

Why Work at Fannie Mae

If you enjoy working with a diverse group of people who are committed to giving back through their jobs – and beyond – then you’ve come to the right place.


Join Fannie Mae and you’ll join a company with a deep and proven commitment to diversity and inclusion – in the workforce, the workplace, and the marketplace.

To encourage diversity and inclusion across all levels, we
  • Offer a variety of tools and resources, such as diversity training.
  • Ensure that pay, benefits, and career development meet the needs of a diverse employee base.
  • Leverage the experiences of our employees through 10 diverse Employee Resource Groups.
  • Develop initiatives to bring more people with diverse backgrounds into our industry.
  • Increase opportunities for diverse suppliers to do business with Fannie Mae.

Fannie Mae was recognized as one of the 50 Best Companies for Latinas to Work in the United States by LATINA Style for 2011 – the 10th year in a row.

Learn more about diversity at Fannie Mae.


Fannie Mae’s employees are passionate about volunteering. To help them help their communities, we have a robust volunteer program that offers
  • Up to 10 hours of paid leave per month for volunteer work.
  • Grants to organizations where employees volunteer.
  • A matching gift program that doubles or triples employee gifts to eligible nonprofits.

Our volunteerism takes center stage on two special days – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service in January and the September 11 National Day of Service and Remembrance, which kicks off our Corporate Month of Service. Activities include
  • Clothing drives.
  • Packaging first-aid kits, toiletries, and other supplies for nonprofit organizations.
  • Packaging and delivering meals for the elderly and infirm.
  • Preparing and serving breakfast for the homeless.
  • Organizing and bagging groceries at food banks.
  • Repairing and painting the homes of disabled people.
  • Renovating playgrounds, parks, and other facilities that serve our communities.

More than half of our employees volunteered through Fannie Mae's SERVE (Serving, Engaged, Ready to Volunteer Employees) program in 2010. Together, they donated more than 69,000 hours of service to nearly 1,000 nonprofit organizations, schools, and community groups across the country.

Corporate Charitable Giving

Fannie Mae’s charitable giving is focused on the nation’s toughest housing challenges, including helping struggling borrowers avoid foreclosure, working to stabilize neighborhoods, providing affordable rental housing, striving to prevent and end homelessness, and creating strong neighborhoods.

Our Help the Homeless Program (HTH) is a public awareness program that raises funds to support nonprofit organizations and charities working to prevent and end homelessness in our nation’s capital and across the country. The initiative also encourages volunteerism in service to the homeless and those at risk of becoming homeless.