The grant recipients and funding purposes were:
- Academy for Learning and Character Development (ALCD): $750 in classroom supplies to the ALCD, which provides safe and affordable childcare in a developmentally appropriate environment to disadvantaged preschool and school-aged children;
- Alabama Aviation Education Center Incorporated: $25,000 for the development of the Discovery Space Exhibit Hall at Flight Works Alabama, which will provide learners of all ages the opportunity to be inspired and learn skills applicable to advanced manufacturing and aviation specifically;
- Enrichment Center: $750 in classroom supplies to support the Enrich & Impact Program, which provides professional counseling services to schoolchildren in Madison and Huntsville Counties;
- Family Services Center, Inc.: $750 to provide utility assistance to low-income, single-parent families enrolled in Family Services Center’s emergency shelter program, which provides comprehensive, prevention-based services designed to increase self-sufficiency and accountability;
- GreenpowerUSA Foundation: $5,000 for a project-based science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) learning initiative for high school students 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;
- Madison County Career Technical Center: $750 to provide transportation for students of Madison Country Career Technical Center to participate in an industry tour of PPG’s Huntsville facility in honor of National Manufacturing Day;
- Much Is Expected, Inc.: $5,000 for educational programs, including student camps, short courses and secondary STEM classes.
“PPG is committed to investing in educational programs that provide local youth with real-work experiences in STEM-related fields, which are important for the advancement of the aerospace industry,” said Tom Meyer, PPG plant manager, Huntsville.
PPG and the PPG Foundation aim to bring color and brightness to PPG communities around the world. We invested more than $9 million in 2018, supporting hundreds of community organizations across 28 countries. By investing in educational opportunities, we help grow today’s skilled workforce and develop tomorrow’s innovators in fields related to coatings and manufacturing. Plus, we empower PPG employees to multiply their impact on causes that are important to them by supporting their volunteer efforts and charitable giving.