A. O. Smith Foundation Grants

A. O. Smith Foundation

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Grant amount: Up to US $200,000

Anticipated deadline: Oct 30, 2020

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Biomedical, Education / Outreach, General Operating Expense, Project / Program

Location of project: Anywhere in the world

Location of residency: Afghanistan; Algeria; Bahrain; Bangladesh; Belgium Show all

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NOTE: There is no deadline for applications, although proposals to be considered for the following year’s Foundation budget must be received by the deadline above. 

A. O. Smith Foundation

Established in 1955, the A. O. Smith Foundation has been supported by donations from the profits of A. O. Smith Corporation. The Foundation has provided over $40 million in financial support for worthwhile community organizations, institutions and programs. 

In 1985, the Foundation established a Matching Gift Program to encourage employees of the corporation to financially support education. The Foundation believes education to be one of the most important investments individuals can make in the future. Under the terms of the program, the Foundation matches dollar for dollar, up to a maximum of $3,000 per year, all employee contributions to qualified colleges, universities and high schools. 

The Foundation also supports a worldwide Scholarship Program to assist employees’ children who plan to continue education in college or vocational-technical school. Renewable scholarships are offered each year for full-time study at an accredited institution of the student’s choice.

Mission Statement

The A. O. Smith Foundation is committed to make our communities a better place to live and to work. We achieve this by partnering with and supporting higher education, cultural and social welfare, medical research, and improved health services in the communities in which we operate. At the same time, the Foundation encourages A. O. Smith employees around the world to live the company’s values through volunteerism and community involvement.

A. O. Smith Corporation is one of the world's leading manufacturers of residential and commercial water heaters and boilers, offering a comprehensive product line featuring the best-known brands in North America, China, and India.

The company was founded in 1874 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin where today the company is headquartered. A. O. Smith employs approximately 15,500 men and women at operations in the United States, Canada, Mexico, China, India, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, and Turkey, which has the global reach to serve customers worldwide. We also have sales and distribution in more than 60 countries around the world. 

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  • The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) and funds human services, education, civic and cultural, health and hospitals nonprofit organizations located in the communities where A. O. Smith employees reside in.