Annual Grants

The Ball Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Ball Corporation. The Ball Foundation awards grants to nonprofit organizations operating in U.S. communities where Ball Corporation’s associates live and work, to fund programs that create a positive, measurable impact in three key areas education, recycling and community engagement. The Ball Foundation places special emphasis on nonprofits operating in the communities surrounding Broomfield, Colo., where the company is headquartered and where nearly 25 percent of its global employee base lives.

2016 grant recipients include:

A Precious Child
A Precious Child, Inc. is an organization devoted to making a positive impact in the lives of disadvantaged and displaced children and families in Colorado by improving their quality of life. The Ball Foundation provided support to A Precious Child’s Learning Center program to improve STEM-related educational outcomes for vulnerable children.

Achievement Rewards for College Scientists-Colorado
ARCS Colorado raises money to support outstanding young people in their goals of attaining the education necessary to enter science, engineering and medical careers. The awards are given to both graduate and undergraduate students and are administered by the institutions receiving the allocations: Colorado School of Mines, Colorado State University, University of Colorado - Boulder, University of Colorado - Colorado Springs, University of Colorado School of Medicine, and University of Colorado

American Red Cross
When disaster threatens or strikes, the Red Cross provides shelter, food and health and emotional health service to address basic human needs and assist individuals and families in resuming their normal daily activities independently. The Ball Foundation is a member of the American Red Cross’ Disaster Responder Program. Members of the Red Cross Disaster Responder Program pledge donations on an ongoing basis, in advance of major disasters, to help the Red Cross ensure an immediate response to meet the needs of those affected by disasters of all sizes, at no cost and regardless of income.

Can’d Aid Foundation
The CAN’d Aid Foundation is the non-profit side of Oskar Blues Brewery and is a public charity. The CAN’d Aid Foundation is “Raising a Recycling Revolution” CANpaign to ensure that aluminum cans are being recycled. This national initiative will focus on education and activation around recycling.

Bridge House
Bridge House’s mission is to address immediate survival needs of homeless and working poor individuals in Boulder, CO.

ColoradoFIRST inspires young people to be science and technology leaders by engaging them in exciting, mentor-based programs that build science, engineering and technology skills, that inspire innovation, and that foster well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication, and leadership.

Colorado Education Initiative
The Colorado Education Initiative works in partnership with the Colorado Department of Education and public education stakeholders to catalyze bold improvement in student achievement through innovation, collaboration, and capacity building. The Ball Foundation provided funding for the Colorado Legacy Schools Initiative local replication of National Math and Science Initiative’s proven Advanced Placement Training and Incentive Program that has an unprecedented record of closing the achievement gap and increasing college readiness in program schools across the country.

Community Food Share
Community Food Share is a Feeding America food bank, which has been serving Boulder and Broomfield Counties in Colorado for more than 30 years.

Denver Scholarship Foundation
Denver Scholarship Foundation’s DSF-Ball Foundation Scholarship Program aims to increase the percentage of DSF Scholars who persist and graduate from postsecondary institutions of higher education in STEM-related programs at a four-year college in Colorado.

Eco-Cycle Inc.
Eco-Cycle’s Green Star Schools program aims to move school in the Boulder, CO program as close as possible to Zero Waste.

Mile High United Way 2-1-1 Disaster Relief Call Center
The 2-1-1 Call Center provides information and referral services to Denver residents who are seeking housing, rental/utility bill assistance, childcare, food assistance can much more. It is also become a major resource for coordinated disaster relief in Colorado. The 2-1-1 infrastructure can be activated as an emergency service within minutes.

National Society of Black Engineers
The mission of the National Society of Black Engineers is to increase the number of culturally responsible Black engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally, and positively impact the community. The Ball Foundation provided funding for The Summer Engineering Experience for Kids in Denver. SEEK is an intensive summer camp that promotes engineering among kids who would otherwise not be exposed to engineering as a career.

Emergency Family Assistance Association
The Emergency Family Assistance Association serves as a hub of Boulder and Broomfield Counties’ emergency assistance network, helping those whose immediate need for food, shelter and other basic necessities cannot adequately be met by other means, and supporting their efforts toward financial stability or self-sufficiency.

I Have a Dream Foundation
I Have a Dream Foundation of Boulder County’s STEM Onwards & Upwards program is focused on development of literacy, science, and math skills that will lead Dreamers to successful completion of high school and entry into post-secondary education.

Sister Carmen Center
Sister Carmen Center is East Boulder County’s only comprehensive source of individual and family services. We have been serving our community for more than 30 years. We utilize a strengths-based approach in working with participants, recognizing that everyone has a collection of strengths upon which to build. Many programs will refer to helping their participants reach Self Sufficiency

University of Colorado-Boulder
The Ball Foundation supports several programs at CU-Boulder, including:
  • Scholarships and endowment funding for the College of Engineering and Applied Science’s Broadening Opportunities through Leadership & Diversity (BOLD) Center. Formed to lead the college’s diversity initiatives, the BOLD Center is committed to attracting and preparing talented and diverse students in STEM disciplines.
  • Leeds College of Business’ Business Minor Scholarships for Engineering students
  • Ball Presidents Leadership Class Scholarships provide distinctive experiences for PLC students committed to being exemplary leaders in their chosen disciplines and communities.