Northrop Grumman Foundation Matching Gifts for Education Program

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The Northrop Grumman Foundation's Employee Matching Gifts for Education Program is designed to acknowledge and support our employees' commitment to education. Please check the eligible/ineligible education support lists below to assure that your organization will be considered.

Matched on a dollar-for-dollar basis, verified donations for education from $50 to $1,000 are eligible. The Foundation will match four gifts, per employee/donor, per calendar year. The match total will not exceed the maximum of $1,000 for all donations. If you need further clarification, please reference the Matching Gifts FAQ.

The matching gifts process has two important steps:

  1. Registration of the donation by the employee/donor
  2. Verification by the school/organization

After verification, the Foundation can deny or approve the donation.  If approved, the matching gift check will be sent directly to the educational institution. Regardless of the date of the employee/donor donation, the date upon which the submission is processed is the official date of the Foundation match.

The Northrop Grumman Foundation may change, suspend, or terminate this program at any time and reserves the right to determine whether any donation is eligible to be matched.

General Information

Eligible participants

  • Active Full-time Employees
  • Part-time Employees (20+ hrs/Week)
  • Northrop Grumman Board of Directors

Ineligible participants

  • Retired employees
  • Employees on Leave of Absence
  • Contract employees
  • Spouses or children of current full time employees

Eligible Education Institutions

  • U.S.-based public and private elementary and secondary schools
  • U.S.-based private and public not-for-profit, degree-granting, two- and four-year colleges or universities, graduate schools, dental, medical or law schools, and vocational or technical schools accredited by a nationally recognized regional accrediting association or listed in the Higher Education Directory of Colleges and Universities published by the U.S. Office of Education
  • Alumni foundations, fund raising entities or support groups (PTA, PTO, PTSA, etc.) must be affiliated with a qualifying U.S.-based school and have a separate 501(c)(3) status or comparable tax-exempt determination
  • The gift is recognized as tax deductible by the Internal Revenue Service and the institution is not a private foundation defined by Section 509(a) of the Internal Revenue code

All recipients of an Employee Matching Gift for Education grant must be recognized as a tax exempt organization under the U.S. Internal Revenue Service's section 501(c)(3).

Eligible Education Support

This list includes, but is not limited, to:

  • Scholarships (not awarded to designated individuals)
  • General Fund
  • Annual Fund
  • Donations to specific departments (i.e., Engineering, Humanities, Business, Dental)

Ineligible Education Support

NOTE: The Foundation provides matching funds to schools and organizations affiliated with schools. Some worthy organizations such as medical institutions, food banks, DonorsChoose and World Vision, etc., are not eligible for this program:

  • Athletic teams, support organizations or scholarships designed to benefit student athletes
  • Religious schools, colleges/universities or departments (within eligible schools) whose primary focus is to promote religious beliefs (includes seminaries)
  • Tuition, books or student fees (for individuals with which you are personally affiliated)
  • Fundraising events such as banquets/dinners, auctions, raffles, (dance-a-thons, walk-a-thons, jog-a-thons), cookie/bake sales
  • Choirs, bands or drill teams (no instrument or uniform matches)
  • Instruments and uniforms
  • Missions trips
  • Endowments (income-generating investments such as endowed chairs)
  • Capital Campaigns (building projects or expansion/renovation of existing facilities)
  • Campus student organizations (such as fraternities, sororities, honor societies)
  • Pledges (that have not yet been given)
  • In-kind donations (donations in lieu of cash)
  • Bequests
  • Subscriptions (such as public radio campaigns) or Membership Dues or Fees (alumni organizations)
  • Advertising or underwriting expenses
  • Home schools and home school support organizations

Application Process