PPG Employee and Retiree Programs 

(Registration for programs may be made by calling 877-443-8234 or by visiting http://PPGFoundation.ppg.com )

The PPG Industries Foundation
helps put into action the PPG Blueprint value of supporting local communities where the company operates. Its programs for U.S. employees and retirees help ensure money goes to organizations that PPG employees and retirees actively support.

Matching Gifts Program
The Foundation matches gifts of PPG employees and directors to qualified institutions of higher education, private secondary schools, cultural institutions, special education institutions, and the United Negro College Fund. The Matching Gifts program also matches employee donations to the American Red Cross for a period of 90 days after any declared national or international disaster.

Visiting cultural performers conduct classes for local schools and community centers.
Grant Incentives for Volunteerism by PPG Employees & Retirees (GIVE)
GIVE is a grants incentive program to encourage PPG employee and retiree involvement in volunteerism. The GIVE program recognizes personal involvement by active PPG employees and PPG retirees who volunteer on their own time by providing grants to eligible institutions in the U.S. It addresses the most frequently cited priorities for civic and social responsibility today.

Volunteers at the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank.
Public Education Leadership Community Grants
Public Education Leadership Community Grants offer a formalized process for providing financial resources to public schools where employees are involved. Any employee may sponsor a request to the foundation for a grant request of up to $1,000 for a project that:
    1. Promotes systemic change;
    2. Cannot be paid for with tax dollars;
    3. Directly benefits and engages students;
    4. Demonstrates results that motivate students to learn;
    5. Total project budget may not exceed $5,000.

A Public Education Leadership Community (PELC) grant was awarded to fund a program for the first grade class at Cherryville Elementary School, near PPG’s Shelby, N.C., USA, fiber glass facility

PPG CARE Fund (Concern, Assistance & Relief for Employees)
It is a PPG priority to help meet the needs of our employees whose lives have been disrupted by disasters. The Foundation has established a fund within The Pittsburgh Foundation for this purpose and money raised will be available through a Pittsburgh Foundation committee process for affected PPG employees. PPG Industries Foundation will match contributions made by PPG employees. Retirees, vendors, other business partners and members of the general public may also make non-matched donations to the fund. Contributions to the fund will be available for future disaster victims.

2013 Pittsburgh-area National Merit Employee-Child Scholarship winners.
National Merit Employee-Child Scholarship Program
This scholarship program was established for sons and daughters of PPG Industries, Inc., employees. The annual Merit-Scholarship Competition is conducted by National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), an independent, not-for-profit organization. The Merit Program's purposes are to identify and honor exceptionally able high school students. All aspects of the selection of winners and the administration of their awards are handled by NMSC. Each PPG Industries Foundation NMSC scholarship stipend is $1,500 per year for up to four years of college undergraduate study or until baccalaureate degree requirements are completed, whichever occurs first. Employee children must take the PSAT/NMSQT test and apply in the junior year of high school.

To enter your child into the 2015 PPG Industries Foundation Scholarship Program for Children of Employees (for students who will complete high school and enter college in 2015), simply follow the procedures outlined below:

  1. Read the scholarship program brochure in its entirety (confirm that you have read and understand the program procedures by marking the check box at the bottom of the page).
  2. Confirm that your child meets all participation requirements for the 2015 competition by marking the appropriate check boxes.
  3. Complete the online 2015 PPG Industries Foundation Scholarship Program Entry Form.
  4. Review the Entry Form for completeness and accuracy, read the Submission Agreement and submit your child’s Entry Form for the 2015 competition.
  5. Submit your child's entry for the 2015 competition.
  6. Print and retain a copy of the "Submission Confirmation" for your records.
CLICK LINK TO BEGIN THE ENTRY PROCESS - http://programentry.nationalmerit.org/DFTLKCGQ

Plant Community Scholarship Program - PPG Industries Foundation, mindful of the role of education as a continuing process contributing to the betterment of the community, offers community scholarship programs to major PPG facilities. It is a four-year college scholarship to an outstanding student, from the area, graduating from high school. The Community Scholarship winner is selected by National Merit Scholarship Corporation. Each scholarship stipend is $1,500 per year for up to four years of college undergraduate study or until baccalaureate degree requirements are completed, whichever occurs first.


National Achievement Scholarship Program - PPG Industries Foundation awards two scholarships per year to outstanding African-American students in this program. Each stipend is $1,500 per year for up to four years of college undergraduate study or until baccalaureate degree requirements are completed, whichever occurs first.