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Caterpillar Foundation

Grants for forest conservation, water resources, low-carbon energy, and other aspects of environmental management

Principal Office: USA

Caterpillar is a global manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, and industrial gas turbines.

The Caterpillar Foundation was established in 1952, and has since contributed over US$685 million worldwide as one aspect of the company’s charitable outreach.

Grant Programs for Agriculture, Energy, Environment, Natural Resources

Matching Gifts Program. The Foundation offers a year-round Matching Gifts Program to support employees, U.S. retirees and board of directors in their contributions to worthy causes.

Caterpillar participants may request an annual total maximum match of US$10 thousand each calendar year to eligible charities to which contributions are tax deductible.

APPLICATION: The program extends to eligible Caterpillar employees, U.S. retirees and the board of directors. Caterpillar employees in China; Russia & Kazakhstan and international Progress Rail employees may be eligible in a future phase of the program’s development.

Link to matching gifts

Geographical Distribution of Grant Activities in Developing Countries


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June 2021