In Support of Human Services

Human services continue to be a priority for the foundation. A large portion of the Foundation’s grants in this category are to United Ways in communities with concentrations of PPG employees. Participation in federated giving programs and the volunteer allocations process they represent are the foundation's preferred means of providing resources to people in need. Other grants are allocated to provide capital support to upgrade facilities and expand access for persons with special needs.

PPG Dover plant kicks off United Way of Delaware campaign with $6,000 donation Corporate foundation provides early-commitment funds to encourage employee giving

PPG Industries’ architectural coatings manufacturing facility in Cheswold recently kicked off its 2012 annual fund-raising effort for United Way of Delaware when employees and campaign co-chairs Bev Cherriman (left), accounting services coordinator, and Lynn Glanden (right center), human resources administrator, presented an early-commitment contribution of $6,000 from the PPG Industries Foundation to Deborah Armstrong, Kent County director for United Way of Delaware (left center). Armstrong visited the plant with Zach Hahn of the YMCA Back on Track Program (right) to provide information about United Way-supported organizations and encourage PPG employees to contribute to the annual campaign.

Funding from companies such as PPG enables United Way of Delaware to support programs focused on improving education, income and health in Kent, Sussex and New Castle counties.

In addition to funding a network of health and social service programs, UWD is engaged in Live United 2015, a long-term strategy to improve the quality of life for all Delawareans. UWD is leading efforts to help children and youths achieve their potential, to promote financial stability and independence, and to connect Delawareans in need with health-care resources.

PPG and its employees are strongly committed to enhancing their communities, especially by supporting the great work of the many United Ways throughout the U.S.