Friday, October 24, 2014

ITW Foundation

The ITW Foundation is a U.S.-based, nonprofit 501c3 organization that serves as the charitable arm of the ITW corporation. Since its founding more than 100 years ago, ITW has become one of the world’s leading diversified manufacturers of specialized industrial equipment, consumables, and related service businesses.

ITW created the foundation in 1954 as a way to formalize the company’s philanthropic efforts. Today, the ITW Foundation provides generous pledges and grants each year to qualified health, human service, cultural, educational and environmental organizations. Combined with direct donations from the ITW Corporation, matching gifts, scholarships and United Way donations, beneficiaries receive in excess of $20 million annually.

The ITW Foundation has given special attention to STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) education. Scientific knowledge is critical for innovation, one of ITW’s core capabilities and values.

This would appear to be an outstanding funding source for BDPA chapters that are co-located with ITW ... such as BDPA Central Illinois or BDPA Chicago.

1 comment:

Wayne Hicks said...

All: BETF agreed to work with BDPA Chicago on a $5,000 grant proposal to the ITW Foundation. Wish us luck!