The Ball Foundation
Our priorities: Education, recycling, disaster relief and preparedness
The Ball Foundation is the philanthropic arm of our efforts to build a better world. It awards grants to nonprofit organizations in U.S. communities where we operate. We devote 49 percent of our charitable resources to recycling efforts, 30 percent to advancing Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education, and 21 percent to helping communities prepare for disaster and rapid relief when it strikes.
Recycling: Cleaning up in Tampa
Recycling is core to Ball’s overall sustainability commitment, it’s good for the planet and important to our success. In addition to reducing our own environmental footprint, we work to educated employees and communities about the benefits of aluminum.
We are proud to support Can’d Aid, a long standing partner, at events such as River Crest Park, where volunteers collect trash and recyclables.
Education: Brothers with a Bright Future
Meet brothers Lazarus and Lawrence West, young men from challenging backgrounds on their way to careers in mechanical engineering and medicine. We’re proud to support the Denver Scholarship Foundation, and to have Lazarus continue his journey with Ball Aerospace.
Disaster relief & Preparedness: Standing with the Red Cross
Natural disasters are increasingly intense, and the damage they cause is widening by the year. By supporting organizations like the American Red Cross, Ball provides support ahead of disasters with materials and money to ensure those in crisis receive refuge, food and emotional support.
Our grantmaking focuses on programming that aligns strongly with our priority areas, education, recycling, and disaster relief and preparedness. We focus on specific, measurable projects and programs rather than offering broad sponsorships. Our deadlines to apply for 2021 are May 15 and September 21. (Funding Guidelines)
Broadening Strategic Partnerships Through Recycling
We partnered with Kroenke Sports & Entertainment, our partner at Ball Arena in Denver, to grow the Green Assists program, which teaches young people about the benefits of recycling.
Ball employees are united in our ongoing commitment to supporting communities worldwide throughout the challenging COVID-19 pandemic. We provide aid – in ways only Ball can because of our global footprint – including food, clothing, medical technology and more to at-risk communities.