Quick Facts About Our Corporate Citizenship


What is the role of the Corporate Citizenship team?

The Corporate Citizenship team builds meaningful partnerships that transform our communities by connecting the passions and talents of employees to community partners. Our strategic priorities include education, employee engagement, reputation enhancement and community strengthening.

What types of organizations does the company support through philanthropic giving and what is the criteria for funding?

The company has four focus areas of giving which align directly to our strategic priorities. These focus areas include programming and organizations which support K-12 STEM education, military and veterans, health and human services and environmental stewardship. Use these links to learn more about our philanthropic giving and contributions criteria.

Does the company provide gifts to organizations employees support or tools to assist employee giving?

Northrop Grumman encourages and recognizes our employees’ volunteerism and giving and offers additional support in the following ways:

  • Matching Gifts for Education*: Each year the Northrop Grumman Foundation will match employees’ eligible gifts of $50 up to $2,500. Matching gifts are only eligible for educational institutions.
  • Community Service Grants: Northrop Grumman provides Community Service Grants on behalf of employees who volunteer with a school or a 501(c)(3) nonprofit throughout the year. To qualify for a Community Service Grant, employees must volunteer 40+ hours during the annual grant cycle with one eligible organization and log their volunteer hours in the My Giving portal. The grant is $400 and will be provided directly to the non-profit organization or public school.
  • Excellence in Volunteerism Awards: This volunteer recognition program honors Northrop Grumman employees who have demonstrated exceptional dedication and commitment through their consistent volunteerism. Eligible organizations are encouraged to nominate a Northrop Grumman employee or team of employees for an Excellence in Volunteerism Award. Nominations will be reviewed by an independent partner and 10 organizations will be selected annually to receive a $5,000 grant from Northrop Grumman, in recognition of that employees’ volunteer efforts. Applications are open April 1 through April 30 and a link to apply can be found on the website during that timeframe.
  • Employees Charity Organization of Northrop Grumman (ECHO)*: Employees are encouraged to support their local charities and schools through philanthropic giving. Through ECHO, employees may sign up to make turnkey payroll contributions to qualifying charities and schools of their choice on the My Giving portal.

*At this time, the Matching Gifts for Education program and ECHO are not available to the Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems sector.