The Ball Foundation

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, 38 percent to advancing education, and 13 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.
Volunteer teaching a community course

Apply for a grant

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 2023 are May 15 and September 22. (Funding Guidelines)