Saint-Gobain Donates over $170,000 to 21 Greater Worcester Non-Profit Organizations

This week the Saint-Gobain North America Foundation donated more than $170,000 to 21 local non-profit organizations in the Worcester area, including Old Sturbridge Village, a living museum which recreates life in rural New England from the 1790s through 1830s. (Photo: Business Wire)

WORCESTER, Mass.--()--The Saint-Gobain North America Foundation is pleased to announce $170,000 in funding awards to the greater Worcester community through the Worcester Executive Fund and the Worcester Employee Impact Fund.

The community donations come only months after Saint-Gobain announced its global Grow and Impact strategy, which includes prioritizing corporate social responsibility and volunteerism in communities where the company does business.

Grants were awarded to 21 non-profit partners and aligned with the foundation’s funding priorities of STEM Education, Sustainability, Habitat, Workforce Development, and Community. Programs include STEM Centers, camp scholarships, and the creation of makerspace training programs and resources in Spanish. Awardees are:

Abby’s House
Alzheimer’s Association
Boy Scouts of America Heart of New England Council
Boys & Girls Club of Worcester
Camp Italia
Dismas House
Girls Inc. of Worcester
HMEA
Massachusetts Symphony
Northbridge High School
Old Sturbridge Village
Seven Hills Foundation
Shepherd Hill Music Parents Association
Technocopia
United Way of Central Mass
Why Me & Sherry’s House
Worcester Chamber Music Society
Worcester Historical Museum
Worcester Public Library
WPI
YMCA of Central Massachusetts

“Saint-Gobain North America is committed to investing in the communities where we work and live - we are delighted to continue this tradition through our Spring grant cycle. These non-profit partners align with our values of making the world a better home and I look forward to working with them, and more partners in greater Worcester, for years to come,” said Patrick Dwyer, Vice President, Saint-Gobain Abrasives North America.

The next deadline for the Fall cycle for the Worcester Executive Fund and the Worcester Employee Impact Fund is August 1. Non-profits with projects that align with funding priorities can apply here https://www.saint-gobain-northamerica.com/company/corporate-social-responsibility/our-foundation/direct-grants.

For 2023, the two-cycle deadlines are February 15 and July 15. For more information, please contact Melanie Bonsu, Community Relations Manager at melanie.bonsu@saint-gobain.com.

In addition to the Worcester Executive Fund and the Worcester Employee Impact Fund, Saint-Gobain is currently accepting applications until August 15th for the Sustaining Future, Raising Communities philanthropic program in which public, vocational, technical and charter high schools, public and charter middle schools and community colleges anywhere in Massachusetts can win donations between $5,000 - $50,000 to improve classroom spaces or programs through supporting material or supply donations. More information and project application are available by visiting https://www.sustainingfuturesraisingcommunities.com/.

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More than 166,000 employees, located in 75 countries
Committed to achieving Carbon Neutrality by 2050

Contacts

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Brenda A. Heller
Saint-Gobain Corporate Communications
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Contacts

Saint-Gobain in North America:
Brenda A. Heller
Saint-Gobain Corporate Communications
Media@saint-gobain.com