Northrop Grumman's philanthropic initiatives focus on building meaningful partnerships that transform our communities. Working with our dynamic partners, we strive to support the diverse needs of the communities where we live and work through giving from the company, the Northrop Grumman Foundation and employees. Our core areas of focus include education, military and veterans, health and human services, and the environment.
Northrop Grumman Commitment to Social Justice and Unity
We have a responsibility to enable change in our communities. To underscore our commitment, we have established a Social Justice Campaign through the Northrop Grumman Foundation. We are giving $1,000,000 to the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, and we matched up to $1,000,000 of employees’ personal donations to organizations that focus on social justice and equality.
Commitment to Communities During COVID-19
Northrop Grumman is answering the call to support COVID-19 relief efforts, including funding for food banks; to support frontline healthcare workers, first responders and service members; and to get students access to technology for virtual learning. When the Northrop Grumman Foundation announced a match program for COVID-19 relief donations, employees contributed nearly $1,000,000 to local, national and global organizations.
Our corporate contributions support accredited public schools and 501(c )(3) non-profits nonprofits within our areas of focus. These partnerships align with our strategic priorities which include education, culture, reputation and communities.
Our Areas of Focus
Our education strategy focuses on supporting engineering and technology-based programs and initiatives, primarily focused on middle school through university students, that increase workforce readiness with an emphasis on diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Serving those who serve is also a key area of our company giving. We assist military, veterans and their families through initiatives dedicated to supporting work force transition, homelessness eradication, appreciation, and those who are wounded, ill or injured.
Our focus on health and human services addresses critical local needs and disasters that impact our communities.
We are committed to promoting conservation and inspiring the next generation of environmental stewards.
Giving in Support of Volunteerism
Employees are a key component of our company's Corporate Citizenship initiatives. Whether tutoring students in math, preparing care packages for our service members or cleaning up our waterways, the passions of our employees help transform our communities.
We encourage employees to support the local community through volunteerism and we reward their efforts with Community Service Grants to the organization for which they volunteer. Eligible employees must volunteer 40+ hours with a school or a 501(c)(3) non-profit during the yearly grant cycle.
Employees Charity Organization of Northrop Grumman (ECHO)
Through the Employees Charity Organization of Northrop Grumman (ECHO), employees have the ability to make turnkey payroll contributions to qualifying charities and schools of their choice. In addition, ECHO accepts grant requests from organizations within participating communities and provides grants to selected organizations through employee funded Community Outreach Funds.
The Northrop Grumman Foundation
The Northrop Grumman Foundation is dedicated to increasing STEM educational opportunities for students so they can fill future workforce needs for talented and diverse professionals. Our education strategy focuses on supporting engineering and technology-based programs and initiatives, primarily focused on middle school through university students, that increase workforce readiness with an emphasis on diversity, equity, and inclusion. Additionally, we support our employee's contributions to qualified educational institutions through the Northrop Grumman Foundation Matching Gifts for Education program.