Employees Charity Organization (ECHO) enables employees to make turnkey payroll contributions to their favorite 501(c)(3) charities. Schools, robotics clubs, animal shelters, food banks, conservation organizations and the United Way are just a few types of organizations employees support through ECHO. Northrop Grumman pays all the administrative costs, which ensures 100% of the tax-deductible donations go directly to charity.
- Active full-time employees
- Part-time employees (20-plus hours a week)
- International employees can also participate if the designated charity is based in the United States
- Retired employees
- Employees on leave of absence
- Contract employees
- Spouses or children of current full-time employees
Employees have three options to provide charitable contributions:
Employee Self-Selected Charities: Designated contributions to a wide range of tax-deductible charities are available. The minimum donation is $1 per organization, and contributions will start taking place on the employee’s next pay period. Donation amounts can be stopped or changed at any time. Contributors can donate to an unlimited number of organizations. Employees may select a charity organization by searching our online database, or they may request to add a new IRS-approved charity. Funds are distributed quarterly, and a letter accompanies the checks indicating the employee donor name.
ECHO Community Outreach Funds: In select communities with large employee populations, ECHO offers Community Outreach Funds. ECHO accepts grant requests from local nonprofits requesting funds to meet critical needs in that community. Led by employee volunteers, a committee from each community reviews and awards grants based on available funds. Employees can select to allocate some or all of their ECHO funding to an outreach fund, which, in turn, is pooled with other employees’ funding.
ECHO Holiday Funds: Employees’ contributions can provide grants to charities during the holiday season. Northrop Grumman will contribute $1,000 to each ECHO Holiday Fund that raises $1,000 or more.
For more information, please contact ECHO@NGC.com.