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Philanthropy and Community Involvement

Recognizing the importance of our responsibility beyond our business operations, we encourage and support our colleagues globally in their efforts to make positive contributions, through financial gifts and volunteerism, to the communities where they live and work.

Our Culture of Giving

True to our Decentralized, Entrepreneurial Culture, our colleagues are empowered to support the organizations that mean the most to them. Key elements of ITW’s colleague giving program include:

  • $3 for $1 corporate match for qualified charity giving by our colleagues in the U.S. and Canada.
  • A volunteer match program that provides a $10 corporate donation for every volunteer hour submitted by our colleagues in the U.S. and Canada.
  • Every dollar given to United Way as part of our annual campaign is matched by ITW to amplify our colleagues’ gifts.
  • A scholarship program for high-achieving colleague dependents in the U.S. and Canada seeking post-secondary education.

At the ITW enterprise level, ITW gives to important causes in our communities through multi-year pledges, annual operating grants, sponsorships and in-kind donations.

 

Support for United Way

For over 60 years, ITW has partnered with United Way to make a meaningful difference in our communities. Each year, we engage thousands of ITW colleagues across our U.S. and Canadian divisions, with 72 percent of colleagues contributing to the annual United Way campaign in 2020, resulting in a total of $5.96 million invested back into the communities where our colleagues live and work.

Building off the success and impact of this longstanding partnership, in 2020, ITW expanded its relationship with United Way into the U.K. Led by ITW Construction Products UK/Nordics, the team provided volunteer time and financial contributions to four charitable organizations supporting various causes, including homelessness, youth employment, women’s aid and children with disabilities. The team is proud to serve as a positive role model in the community and plans to scale up this partnership to include more ITW businesses in the U.K. and Europe in 2021.