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Corporate Sustainability

Philanthropy and Social Responsibility

Johnson Controls Foundation
Johnson Controls Foundation

The Foundation provides financial gifts to select U.S.-based organizations located in the communities where we have a presence. Each year, the Foundation distributes millions of dollars in grants to support our local communities. Please refer to the guidelines and the online application to submit a grant proposal.

Safe & Smart Matching Gift Program
The Foundation’s matching gift program is available to eligible Johnson Controls employees and retirees. The Safe & Smart Matching Gift Program guidelines and application are available online.

College Scholarships
The Foundation promotes higher education for children of its employees by awarding scholarships to those youth who demonstrate a balance of academic achievement, leadership and civic involvement.

Sponsorships and Events
We proudly sponsor various events in our local communities each year. Events range from luncheons and galas to trainings and networking functions. To apply for Johnson Controls sponsorship, please complete the online application.
Disaster Relief
Disaster Relief

Johnson Controls is a member of the American Red Cross Annual Disaster Giving Program (ADGP). This program represents a select group of leading corporations that provide the highest level of support to Red Cross Relief efforts - providing comfort and safety for those impacted by disasters and ensuring sustainable relief efforts. Johnson Controls has donated $500,000 annually since 2012.

Employee volunteerism
Employee Volunteerism

Our employees worldwide generously contribute their talent, resources and time annually to make a difference wherever Johnson Controls operates.

  • Blue Sky Involve provides grants to encourage employee teams to volunteer with local non-profit organizations all around the world in support of the arts, education, environment, health and social service.
  • The Community Leadership Program seeks to connect individual employees to opportunities that leverage their skills and interests. Efforts include outside organizational board and committee work, mentoring and tutoring.

Environmental Leadership Program (ELP)

The Environmental Leadership Program (ELP) is a signature Johnson Controls global philanthropy program that focuses the company’s values of environmental stewardship, leadership development and diversity to develop local youth and make a positive impact on local communities where we do business. The ELP engages hundreds of youth worldwide in summer volunteer projects that provide hands-on conservation experience and training to help students build their leadership skills, develop a strong work ethic and gain a personal sense of stewardship for the environment. The program takes place in Germany, Czech Republic and Slovakia. Participants in the program complete projects that range from environmental education to conservation work in parks and natural areas.

STEM Leadership Program

Johnson Controls supports K-12 education in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). STEM fields are the cornerstone of our business.  The program provides opportunities for experiential learning and mentorship to help develop the skills that will enable students to be successful in the future.