Community Involvement 

PPG’s STEM Support Statement

PPG’s strategy for support of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) initiatives is defined by the emerging macro-trends (i.e. energy, environmental, consumer, security, new materials) which predicate our core markets, product offerings, and technology needs. Consequently, PPG will judiciously support STEM programs which align with our Strategic Business Units and their respective technology needs and evolving product offerings. Realizing a finite resource pool, PPG supports STEM initiatives for non-profit and governmental organizations reflecting our global footprint, emphasizing diversity and under-represented populations, focusing on programmatic initiatives in preference to capital requests or promotional opportunities, and tiered relative to type of support and eligibility at the local, state, regional, national, and global levels.

The STEM Support Matrix highlights these protocols for submitting STEM solicitations.

Type of Support Beneficiaries Criteria (per STEM Support Statement)
Direct Grants Non-Profits,
Colleges &
Programmatic requests in preference to capital requests.
More information is available at Guidelines & Application
Employee /
Employee or
Selected Non-
profit &
Matching Gifts - Incentive for employee giving
Grant Incentives for Volunteerism by PPG
Employees & Retirees (GIVE) - Recognizes on-going volunteerism
Public Education Leadership Community Grants (PELC) - Employee grant opportunities for
enriching education
More information is available at Programs for PPG Employees and Retirees
Public & Private
Volunteer activities emphasizing STEM education initiatives
Examples Include:
  • Mentoring
  • Science Demonstrations
  • Job Shadowing
  • Facility Tours
More information is available by email request to SciEd@ppg.com


PPG Research and Development Facilities

PPG Industries Inc. is based in Pittsburgh, PA with research and manufacturing locations throughout the world.

Today's PPG has over 100 manufacturing locations in 23 countries, including subsidiaries, joint ventures and minority affiliates.  The Chemical, Coatings, and Glass R&D facilities are located near Pittsburgh, PA.  Fiber Glass R&D is located in Shelby, NC, and Aerospace R&D is located in Burbank, CA.

We touch virtually every major facet of the world economy, from transportation, construction and chemical processing to consumer goods and health care. To learn more, visit our products and services section on the web. We continuously work to develop and look for new applications of science.

From the outset of your career as a PPG research professional, you will be given responsibility for carrying out significant projects. No matter what area of research you elect, your ideas and suggestions for new projects and current ones will be recognized and rewarded. As part of the PPG team, you will be challenged to realize your full potential.


Chemicals R&D


Coatings Innovation Center


Glass R&D



Fiberglass R&D - Shelby, NC


Aerospace R&D - Burbank, CA