Creating positive change
A Commitment – A Promise – To Reinvest in the Community
Whirlpool Foundation also follows our collective impact model and contributes to the social concerns found in our home communities through grants, volunteerism and leadership. These contributions enable our company to express our spirit of social responsibility by investing into the very communities that drive our success.
Through its strategic grants, Whirlpool Foundation identifies outstanding programs that are centered on qualify family life, cultural diversity and lifelong learning. Since the foundation’s beginning, hundreds of organizations and programs have benefited from more than $195 million in grants.
Matching Gifts Program
The Matching Gifts Program is designed for Whirlpool employees, retirees and directors to support U.S.-based nonprofit organizations located within communities where Whirlpool Corporation operates.
Disaster Relief Program
When natural disasters occur, the people at Whirlpool are among the first to respond and extend their support. Whether in support of the Tsunami, Hurricane Sandy or flooding in our plant community of Amana, Whirlpool employees and retiree donations are supported and matched by the Whirlpool Foundation to help others.
United Way Campaigns
Whirlpool Corporation’s global and U.S. headquarter locations, manufacturing divisions and facilities across the United States participate every year in raising funds for local United Way campaigns. Whirlpool employees and retirees broke giving records for United Way pledging and fundraising in 2013. The total employee and retiree giving along with Whirlpool Foundation funding exceeded $3.4 million in donations in 2013.
Sons & Daughters Scholarships
Whirlpool Foundation annually recognizes and rewards children of employees for academic and personal achievements, leadership and community involvement. Since the first two scholarships in January of 1952, Whirlpool Foundation has provided more than 1,900 scholarships and honor awards worth over $16 million dollars to children of employees. Currently, over 100 Whirlpool Foundation scholarship and award recipients are pursuing degrees across the nation.