The grant recipients and funding purposes were:
- American Association of University Women: $6,000 to sponsor young women from across Alabama to attend the organization’s Tech Trek science and math camp;
- Cap & Gown Project: $1,000 to fund college tours for high school students requiring full financial aid to attend college;
- Madison City Schools (to be managed by the City of Madison, Ala.): $5,000 for Project Lead the Way, which is the nation’s leading provider of K-12 science, technology, engineering and math programs that create activity-, project- and problem-based curriculum and teacher professional development models that help students develop the skills needed to succeed in the global economy;
- Free 2 Teach Foundation: $1,000 in free student supplies and classroom resources for public school teachers in Madison County, Ala.;
- GreenpowerUSA Foundation: $5,000 for a project-based science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) learning initiative based around designing and building a single-seat electric powered racecar;
- John Stallworth Foundation: $7,000 in scholarships for deserving, academically gifted students who are unable to pay for college due to diverse economic circumstances;
- Merrimack Academy for the Performing Arts: $1,000 toward a pottery studio for children and adults with special needs;
- Much Is Expected: Nearly $1,000 to support STEM education focused on designing, building and racing an electric car;
- National Center for Advanced Technologies (to be managed by the Aerospace Industries Association): $10,000 to support an educational program for middle school students focused on STEM, the aerospace industry and future aerospace and defense careers;
- U.S. Space & Rocket Center Foundation: $15,000 to sponsor AVIATION CHALLENGE teams for summer and scholarships for children with financial need to attend Aviation Challenge programs;
- University of Alabama Huntsville Foundation: $5,000 in scholarships for underprivileged girls to attend Girls Science and Engineering Day;
- Village of Promise: $5,000 to support the Summer Freedom School Program, which combats summer reading and learning loss in children from low-income families.
The PPG Foundation also donated more than $69,000 to 14 organizations in other PPG U.S. Aerospace plant communities during 2017.