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.

2017 grant recipients include:

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.

The Ball Foundation supports the Casa De Esperanza program which is a comprehensive STEM/education support program for Hispanic youth in Boulder, CO.

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.

This initiative focuses mainly on all-inclusive recycling program in schools and on-site at the museum, positioning aluminum as the most sustainable package in the recycling stream. 

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.

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.

Curbside Value Partnership
The Ball Foundation has partnered with the non-profit to help address critical infrastructure holes that undermine curbside recycling of aluminum and steel cans.

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.

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.

The Career Pathways program is designed for disadvantaged students from Boulder, Lafayette, Louisville and Broomfield. This program has a large3 emphasis on computer science and expansion.

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.

The Ball Foundation supports the intensive summer camp held by the prestigious college, which focuses on middle school girls and encouraging and supporting their journey in STEM 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.