Ecolab Foundation: Grants for Climate Change

OVERVIEW: Ecolab Foundation, the philanthropic arm of its corporate namesake, gives to a broad swath of programs and interests, including education, community development, the environment, and arts and culture. 

IP TAKE: Ecolab Foundation is a hearty supporter of environmental conservation programs, particularly those that have a community education component. In order to qualify for a grant, your program must serve in an Ecolab region. While the foundation does not prioritize non-wild animal welfare, it occasionally funds small projects.

PROFILE: The Ecolab Foundation was established in 1986 by its corporate namesake, a company that describes itself as a “global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies and services.” The foundation invests in “educational, cultural, environmental, and community development programs that are good for business and good for society.” 

Ecolab Foundation invests in climate change through its Environment and Conservation. The foundation is particularly interested in supporting "hands-on environmental learning programs."

The foundation supports organizations based in the St. Paul, Minnesota area (where Ecolab is headquartered) or one of the corporation’s 17 regional communities located throughout the U.S. Recent grantees include the Environmental Initiative and the GOBI Energy Transformation Project

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