Ball Foundation Grants

Ball Foundation

Grant amount: Up to US $104,000

Next anticipated deadline: Apr 1, 2019

Later anticipated deadlines: Sep 15, 2019

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Applied Project / Program

Location of project: Counties in Colorado: Adams County, Arapahoe County, Boulder County, Broomfield County, Clear Creek County Expand all

Location of residency: United States

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Ball Foundation Grants

The Ball Foundation funds programs that create a positive, measurable impact in four key areas linked to Ball Corporation’s business and strategy: STEM education, recycling, disaster relief and food security. Specifically, grants are awarded in the communities in which we operate in the United States.

STEM Education

Ball Corporation believes education is vital to social and economic development because it gives people in our communities the knowledge and skills they need to achieve employment and economic security in our rapidly changing, global economy. To help keep communities and business competitive and prosperous, Ball supports formal educational opportunities for K-12 education, higher education, business-education partnerships, and other local needs. The Ball Foundation focuses its education funding the areas of:

STEM education with a special focus on K-12 and higher education programs geared towards encouraging and preparing students for careers in engineering.


Programs that support diversity by providing opportunities for educational achievement and diverse thought regardless of racial and ethnic background, gender or economic status.


Recycling is critical to the future of our business, society and planet. Its benefits include saving significant amounts of energy and natural resources. The Ball Foundation supports programs that increase metal packaging recycling rates, improve collection processes and provide education about the benefits of recycling.

Community Engagement

An important part of the cultural values of Ball Corporation and The Ball Foundation is to be a good neighbor, corporate citizen and employer of choice in communities where Ball has a presence. The needs in our communities are many; The Ball Foundation focuses on food security and disaster relief initiatives. 

The Ball Foundation funds specific projects and programs rather than sponsorships (i.e., tables, golf tournaments, etc.). Funding to individual schools is limited to higher educational institutions, except when the Foundation matches qualifying contributions made to schools through manufacturing facilities. Ball reserves the right to deny funding to organizations at any time.

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  • All requests for grants and/or charitable funding in the U.S. must be made through the Ball Foundation and should not be directed to Ball Corporation or any of its operating units, including Ball Aerospace.
  • All agencies or organizations whose applications are approved by the Foundation’s board of directors must sign a letter of agreement regarding the terms of the respective grant. 
  • Agencies or organizations that receive Ball Foundation funds will be required to complete follow-up reporting so that the Foundation can evaluate program impact and benefits as well as ensure proper use of Foundation funds. 
  • Organizations that have been denied funding by the Foundation must wait one year before being eligible to reapply for funding for the same program. 
  • Organizations that are currently funded by the Foundation that wish to apply for additional funding for a new or different program must submit a separate application for each program. 
  • Organizations that are currently being funded may apply for continuation of the program being funded (if applicable), but must follow all procedures implemented by the Foundation during the course of the program to be eligible to receive continuation funding. 
  • We focus our grant making in the areas surrounding metro Denver, including Broomfield, Colorado, where our corporate headquarters are located and where 25 percent of our global workforce lives.
  • We do targeted match programs in the other U.S. communities where Ball operates.
  • Eligible organizations include 501(c)(3), tax-exempt public charities and accredited public or private schools or universities.


  • The Ball Foundation does not support organizations that discriminate against a person or a group on the basis of age, political affiliation, race, national origin, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, disability, sexual orientation or religious belief.
  • In order to maintain its focus and achieve a greater impact through the use of its funds, the Ball Foundation also will generally not support: 
    • Individuals.
    • Religious groups for religious purposes.
    • Programs targeted for people with specific physical, medical or psychological conditions.
    • Medical research.
    • Grant requests for production of audio, film or video.
    • Grant request for capital campaigns or projects.
    • Grant requests for museum exhibits or similar displays.
    • Requests to support travel.
    • Lobbying, political or fraternal activities.
    • Organizations not exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the IRS code or unaccredited public/private schools.
    • Programs or organizations for which the Ball Foundation is asked to serve as the sole funding source.
  • Generally, a particular program or organization will not be funded for more than three consecutive years. After that time the organization must wait 12 months before reapplying.

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