The Ball Foundation
Our funding 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. In 2022 we contributed 48% of our charitable resources to recycling efforts, 25% to advancing education, and 27% 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 educate 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 education in STEM, 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 working with our disaster relief partners at GlobalGiving and the American Red Cross, Ball can swiftly respond to disasters with materials and monetary contributions to ensure those in crisis receive refuge, food and emotional support.
Ball Foundation grantmaking focuses on programming that aligns strongly with our priority areas including: Recycling, Education, 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)