Philanthropic Giving

Ingersoll Rand Global Citizenship Council

Ingersoll Rand strives to embody best practices in corporate citizenship. We work tirelessly to ensure that the impacts of our business activity, together with the involvement of our employees as friends and neighbors, contribute to a better quality of life in all of the communities in which we operate. The Ingersoll Rand Global Citizenship Council aligns our businesses and employees with this vision. The council’s mission is to make recommendations that focus resources on areas where we truly can make a difference.

This mission reflects our preference for making charitable contributions and involving employees as volunteers to achieve targeted results. Instead of providing charitable support for “worthy causes,” our objective is to make resource investments that lead to measurable, observable changes in people, communities and our environment.

Ingersoll Rand Foundation

The Ingersoll Rand Foundation serves as the focal point for our corporate philanthropic activity. The Foundation’s purpose is to develop charitable partnerships that help build comfortable, sustainable, efficient and educated communities. These partnerships help make our communities better places to live and work, while building employee morale and engagement and nurturing trust in Ingersoll Rand.

The Ingersoll Rand Foundation is engaged in five programs that align with our business and extend our enterprise vision — a word of sustainable progress and enduring results — into the communities where we live, work and operate.

Priority Issue Grants

This program makes available general grants, and is open to requests from all employees and 501(c)(3) designated nonprofit organizations. Grants for consideration must address at least one of the Foundation’s four priority issues: energy and natural resource efficiency; housing and shelter; science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM); and nutrition and food waste reduction.

Matching Gifts

All Ingersoll Rand locations have the opportunity to set up a United Way annual employee giving campaign. Money donated by employees during campaigns will be matched dollar for dollar by the Foundation. Although United Way campaigns are primarily held within the United States, our locations in India and Puerto Rico have also taken part in the program. In addition, the Foundation will match contributions to educational institutions made by eligible employees up to an annual, aggregate maximum of $15,000 (USD).

Natural Disaster Relief

Ingersoll Rand is a longstanding partner with the American Red Cross. This partnership accelerates support for disaster relief efforts worldwide, and ensures that our employees will receive relief from the Red Cross in the event of a natural disaster. It also facilitates employee giving to Red Cross relief efforts in disaster-stricken areas.

Educational Scholarships

The Ingersoll Rand Scholarship Program fosters employee goodwill by rewarding, recognizing and supporting the academic success of our employees’ children throughout their college careers. High school juniors and seniors are eligible for merit scholarships of up to $2,500 (USD) annually for one to four years per recipient. The program is available on a global basis. In addition to academic accomplishments, financial need is an important factor in selecting award recipients.


Named “Dollars for Doers,” our volunteer program rewards individuals and employee teams who donate their time to community causes with a gift from the Foundation to eligible nonprofit organizations. The amount of the donation corresponds with the number of hours volunteered and the needs of the organization selected.

Philanthropic Core Principles

Our culture of giving advances the quality of life in communities around the world, while building employee morale and engagement and nurturing trust in Ingersoll Rand. By establishing priorities and guidelines for our charitable giving both the Ingersoll Rand Global Citizenship Council and Foundation translate the following core principles into action:

  • Achieving Impact: Our objective is to make resource investments that lead to measurable, observable changes in people, communities and the environment.

  • Advancing Business-Community Synergy: Corporate citizenship for its own sake is intrinsically valuable. Our philanthropic efforts are responsive to both our communities and our business interests, and effectively use our unique resources.

  • Community Responsiveness: Our philanthropic efforts are responsive to identified needs in the community that are appropriate for our involvement.

  • Employee Preference: The interests and preferences and volunteer efforts of our employees are recognized in the community programs we support.

  • Globalization and Diversity: Awareness of people, issues, communities and environments around the world, is an important element of our corporate citizenship responsibility.

  • Inspiring Progress and Sustainability: Working toward sustainable solutions requires an integrated view of a community and the various issues and indicators that link that community’s environment, society and economy.

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