2021 saw our philanthropic focus broadening from the humanitarian crisis triggered by the onset of the global pandemic to include a more proactive, strategic philanthropic program.
We thoughtfully aligned our giving and community support to strategically advance our purpose and impact. Among our main interests: empowering makers, advocating racial and gender equity and engaging our employees as advocates and ambassadors.
Our strategic philanthropy team partners with our DE&I team to identify and activate nonprofit engagements to drive change, with a focus on inclusion and racial equity. Our people continue to work as catalysts for needed change with community organizations doing a world of good.
To amplify the generosity of our people, the company matches dollar for dollar up to $20,000 of individual employee donations.
Upskilling Tomorrow’s Makers
In 2021, we committed up to $25 million over a five-year period to fund the skilling/reskilling of makers in communities of need by supporting vocation/trade programs of select nonprofits and U.S. public schools.Let’s Close the Gap
STEAM Education for Girls
We have worked with greenlight for girls and Girls for Technology to fuel STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) education and have partnered with Girl Scouts USA to expand our progress.greenlight for girls
United Nations’ #EqualEverywhere
The world needs makers, yet women make up less than 10% of the skilled trade workforce. Our commitment to #EqualEverywhere extends to helping close the jobs gender gap by supporting women and girls in STEAM careers.Learn More
Partnering with MetroKids Africa
In celebration of International Girls Day, several employee resource groups (African Ancestry, Working Parents & Caregivers and Women’s Network) partnered with MetroKids Africa to support Engaging Minds in Uganda.
Making a Profound Impact
Collaborating for Community Impact
Our strategic philanthropy and DE&I teams collaborate on engagements that have led to scholarships at Historically Black Colleges & Universities and initiatives with Out & Equal, Autism Speaks and A Better Chance.
Lending a Hand
Around the world, we’ve partnered with Red Cross organizations, streamlining our disaster response strategy for a more rapid response. And we’ve expanded our relationship with ToolBank USA to assist with rebuilding.
Sometimes numbers speak louder than words.
See our progress.