Ingersoll Rand’s community investments and initiatives align to our brands and our purpose to connect complex machinery, homes and buildings, and vehicles with people and their environments. Our aim is to put more back into society than we take out, applying our products, services and expertise to reduce climate impacts and food waste while improving the quality of life and strengthening operational productivity.
Our priority focus areas align with the greatest societal needs in the communities where we live and work, and reflect the diversity of our Climate and Industrial businesses and markets.
Ingersoll Rand excels at reducing the energy intensity in buildings and industrial processes, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, reducing waste of food and other perishable goods, and our ability to generate productivity for our customers, all enabled by technology and a skilled, highly engaged workforce. Our Foundation is engaged in six programs that align with our business and extend our enterprise vision, a world of sustainable progress and enduring results, into the communities where we live, work and operate.
Priority Issue Grants
This program makes available general grants, and is open to requests from all employees and 501(c)(3) designated nonprofit organizations. Grants for consideration must address at least one of the Foundation’s priority issues:
All Ingersoll Rand locations have the opportunity to set up a United Way annual employee giving campaign and employee volunteerism centered on creating sustainable communities. Money donated by employees during campaigns will be matched dollar for dollar by the Foundation. Although United Way campaigns are primarily held within the United States, our locations in India and Puerto Rico have also taken part in the program. In addition, the Foundation will match contributions to educational institutions made by eligible employees up to an annual, aggregate maximum of $15,000 (USD).
Natural Disaster Relief
Ingersoll Rand is a longstanding partner with the American Red
Cross. This partnership accelerates support for disaster relief
efforts worldwide, and ensures that our employees will receive relief
from the Red Cross in the event of a natural disaster. It also
facilitates employee giving and volunteerism with Red Cross relief
efforts in disaster-stricken areas.
The Ingersoll Rand Scholarship Program fosters employee goodwill by rewarding, recognizing and supporting the academic success of our employees’ children throughout their college careers. High school juniors and seniors are eligible for merit scholarships of up to $2,500 (USD) annually for one to four years per recipient. The program is available on a global basis. In addition to academic accomplishments, financial need is an important factor in selecting award recipients. (full list of 2019 scholarship recipients)
Named “Dollars for Doers,” our volunteer program rewards individuals and employee teams who donate their time to community causes with a gift from the Foundation to eligible nonprofit organizations. The amount of the donation corresponds with the number of hours volunteered and the needs of the organization selected.
Employee Relief Fund
Our program is called the “Helping Hand Fund” and it has been created to help associates who are facing financial hardship immediately after a qualified disaster or unforeseen personal hardship. The Ingersoll Rand Helping Hand Fund relies primarily on voluntary individual donations from associates and support from the Ingersoll Rand Foundation to fund this program.