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Philanthropy and Community Involvement

Recognizing the importance of our responsibility beyond our business operations, we encourage and support our colleagues in their efforts to make positive contributions, through financial gifts and volunteerism, to the communities where they live and work. In the spirit of ITW’s commitment to “do what we say,” we strive to positively impact and influence others through our support of critical initiatives.

Our Culture of Giving

Our divisions and colleagues have the flexibility to contribute to organizations and causes in ways that are meaningful to them and align with the needs of their community.

Key elements of our colleague giving program in the U.S. and Canada include:

  • ITW Gift + Volunteer Match Program, which provides:
    • A 3:1 match for qualified charitable giving by
      our colleagues.
    • A $10 per hour match for qualified volunteering hours
      reported by our colleagues.
  • A corporate match to United Way and its partner agencies for every dollar contributed through our annual employee giving campaign.
  • Scholarship programs for high-achieving dependents of ITW colleagues pursuing a post-secondary education.

In addition to amplifying our colleagues’ giving, ITW strategically invests in our focus areas of education, workforce development and arts and culture through key partnerships in the community.

 

Doing More in Our Communities

The renewed focus on issues of inequities has inspired ITW to do more to contribute to a more just and equitable society for all. As part of ITW’s commitment to “Listen More, Learn More and Do More,” we are expanding our investment and engagement in organizations, programs and partnerships that improve access to a high-quality education and to meaningful long-term employment opportunities for marginalized communities.

 

Support for United Way

For over 70 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 approximately seven out of every 10 colleagues contributing to the annual United Way campaign, resulting in a total of $6 million invested back into the communities where our colleagues live and work.

In addition, United Way UK has helped our ITW Construction Products UK/Nordics business understand and identify opportunities to have impact in its local communities through volunteerism. In 2021, more than 50 colleagues volunteered their time at two local schools to assist with summer renovations, including renovating playground equipment, gardening, painting and fence installations. The team also continued to provide volunteer time and financial contributions to four charitable organizations supporting various causes, including homelessness, youth employment, women’s aid and children with disabilities.

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