Serving Our Communities

Grainger’s culture of service extends to the local communities where team members live and
work. In 2015, Grainger donated $27 million in cash and product to charitable ­organizations
around the world.

Grainger Matching Charitable Gifts Program

Grainger team members take pride in supporting their local communities. Grainger empowers team members in the U.S. to direct company funding through a generous three-to-one Matching Charitable Gifts Program. More than 1,900 team members directed approximately $2.7 million to more than 2,000 charitable organizations through the Grainger Matching Charitable Gifts Program in 2015.

Grainger Community Grant Program

The company is proud to participate in the Grainger Community Grant Program, an innovative program sponsored by The Grainger Foundation, an independent, private foundation that was established in 1949 by William W. Grainger, the company’s founder.

Established in 2007, the Grainger Community Grant Program helps address local community needs throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico by engaging the company’s Branch Leaders and Distribution Center Directors to identify charitable organizations within their local communities and make recommendations to The Grainger Foundation to fund grants. Grants through this Program normally range from $1,000 to $10,000. As a result of recommendations made in 2015, The Grainger Foundation made grants totaling more than $6 million to a wide variety of organizations in the areas of health and human services, food banks, disaster relief and technical education.

Through the Grainger Community Grant Program, The Grainger Foundation has contributed approximately $41.3 million to more than 4,700 charitable organizations since 2007.