At Ball, we believe it is important to take a strategic approach to our charitable giving by supporting organizations that solve problems central to our company values and business strategy. In late 2010, we began our transition from corporate philanthropy to impact-driven community investment when we formed the Ball Foundation. Ball now directs the majority of its corporate giving in the U.S. through the Ball Foundation, and Ball locations outside the U.S. are encouraged to follow the Foundation guidelines wherever possible when supporting local non-profit and community organizations.
The Ball Foundation’s mission is to provide financial support to not-for-profit organizations that sustain the communities in which we live and operate by improving and promoting education, recycling and community engagement.
The Ball Foundation's Grants program provides grants to certain eligible, charitable organizations that meet the Foundation's guidelines and are located in the U.S. The Ball Foundation focuses its grant making investments in organizations with measurable plans to improve communities where our associates live and work. To be considered for a grant, applicants must be tax-exempt, nonprofit organizations as defined under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or an accredited public or private school or university.