Corporate Contributions Guidelines

Corporate Contributions Guidelines 

Note: Our June 30th deadline for requesting funding has passed and our system is no longer accepting unsolicited requests. The system will be available again on February 1, 2017.

Northrop Grumman Corporation recognizes our obligations to our shareholders, employees, customers, and communities. Through the Contributions Program, the Company seeks to address critical issues and needs by providing financial assistance to accredited schools and 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations. We are committed to be a responsible corporate citizen and support communities, projects and organizations, particularly where our employees live and work, with financial, in-kind and volunteer resources.

The company focuses a substantial portion of its contributions on programs which address education, services for veterans and the military, health and human services, as well as the environment.

As a rule, we do not provide grants to: religious organizations; political groups; fraternal organizations; individuals; athletic groups or activities, including charity-benefit sporting events; charter schools*; bands or choirs; capital campaigns; organizations providing services primarily to animals; communities outside of the United States, organizations whose programs discriminate based on race/ethnicity, color, national origin, ancestry, sex/gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, marital/parental status, pregnancy/childbirth or related conditions, religion, creed, age, disability, genetic information, military service/veteran status, disabled veteran, recently separated veteran, other protected veteran, Armed Forces service medal veteran, or any other characteristic protected by law.

*Consideration for support for Charter Schools will be given to those with 1) open enrollment and those 2) held to the same standards as other public schools. 

Requests for funding will be accepted beginning February 1 through June 30. All requests will be approved or denied by October 31 and the organization will be notified of their grant status no later than December 1.

How to Submit a Request for a Financial Contribution

Grant requests should be submitted using this web site. To apply for a grant, you will be asked to enter the organization’s Tax Exempt Number, which will be automatically validated with the IRS database. You also will be required to include the following information in your application.

  1. Non-profit contact name, title, address phone number, fax number.
  2. Brief history of the organization, mission statement, goals and objectives.
  3. Type and scope of services offered, and the geographical area serviced.
  4. Specific details as to how requested funds would be used.
  5. Project budget and amount requested.
  6. Demographic impact.
  7. Current operating budget including latest financial statement.
  8. List of other corporate funders.
  9. List of directors and/or officers, and their affiliations.
  10. Northrop Grumman employee sponsor, if applicable (name and phone number).
  11. Contact information
  12. Completed W9