Ball’s monetary and in-kind donations to non-profits and volunteer hours grew in 2018 over the previous year. Collectively, The Ball Foundation, Ball Corporation and its employees supported more than 2,000 non-profit organizations around the world and logged more than 42,000 hours of volunteer service.
Ball’s community investments in 2018 were highlighted by:
- A global recycling program in which Ball employees help increase recycling rates, raise awareness about the benefits of recycling and address global environmental concerns;
- A donation of a record 1.86 million meals to citizens facing hunger through Ball’s “Let’s Can Hunger” canned food drive in North America;
- Alleviating human suffering through global support of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, and the American Red Cross. Ball provided funding that supported 300 relief efforts worldwide and helped build resilient communities, as well as donated millions of cans of water to disaster victims;
- Inspiring the next generation of STEM career professionals through multiple preK – higher education initiatives, including mentoring programs and hands-on activities.
The Ball Foundation continued its strategic focus on four funding pillars in 2018, investing nearly $1.5 million in community programs that make an impact in areas of recycling, disaster preparedness and relief, food security and STEM education in the US.
Globally, Ball continued to donate millions of cans of drinking water for disaster relief efforts. Outside of the US, Ball employees – located in more than 100 locations in 34 countries – donated thousands to many events and activities, such as recycling, food and school supply drives, to benefit causes and charitable organizations in their local communities.