PPG Industries Foundation: Grants for Public Health

OVERVIEW: The PPG Industries Foundation takes a broad approach to its public health-related grantmaking and often supports a diverse range of causes including, but not limited to, hunger relief and combating homelessness and poverty. 

IP TAKE: PPG’s process for grantmaking is opaque. This organization prioritizes smaller and local groups.

PROFILE: Founded in 1883, the PPG Industries Foundation is the charitable arm of PPG Industries. The foundation is committed to the communities in which its corporate sister operates. PPG partners with organizations that “help to ensure the longevity and resilience of local communities around the world.” In the public health space, it supports programs that meet the critical needs of those local communities. PPG does not name specific areas of focus, and prefers a broad approach in its funding. For example, in the past, the foundation supported local groups that focus on hunger relief, food security, homelessness, and poverty. 

PPG’s grants are typically modest and range from $1,000 to $15,000. This funder tends to spread its grant funding across a large number of organizations rather than limiting its awards to a handful of organizations. PPG also offers in-kind support. To receive more information regarding PPGs grantmaking programs, grantseekers should contact their local agents.

The foundation does not accept unsolicited grant applications or requests for funding.


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Grantmaking Focus

Community Sustainability