In 2016, Johnson Controls gave nearly $13.8 million in the areas represented at left. The Johnson Controls Foundation gave more than $8.9 million to U.S.-based nonprofits that improve our communities. We also continued our five-year, $2.5 million commitment to the Annual Disaster Giving Program of the American Red Cross, offering the highest level of corporate support.
Just as they go above and beyond for our customers, our employees generously contribute their time, talent and resources to change lives around the globe. Supported by a culture of commitment, they live the Johnson Controls values, making communities better because we are there.
Blue Sky Involve provides $100–$2,500 grants—totaling more than $700,000 in 2016—that empower employees worldwide to lead volunteer projects with local nonprofit organizations.
The Community Leadership Program recognizes and supports employees’ individual volunteer efforts on behalf of the company. Efforts include outside organizational board and committee work, mentoring, tutoring and other opportunities.
The Environmental Leadership Program (ELP) offers high school and university students environmental stewardship experience and leadership development in locations around the world. In 2016, 343 youth participated in the United States, Europe and Mexico.
Environmental education and natural habitat protection for local species were part of a two-week ELP experience in Liberec, Czech Republic. Students from a dozen countries shared work tasks as well as cultural experiences and traditions.
The STEM Leadership Program supports education and experiential learning through employee mentorship for students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
Tyco’s support of firefighters and the fire service reaches beyond fire protection to honor the lives of fallen firefighters and support their families. As a partner of the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF), Tyco has regularly sponsored and participated in an annual national memorial for fallen firefighters, held by the NFFF and the Department of Homeland Security’s U.S. Fire Administration.