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Johnson Controls Foundation Grants

Grants to USA Nonprofits for Health, Education, Arts,
Civic, and Social Services Programs

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Grants to USA nonprofit organizations in the areas in which the funding source does business for programs in the areas of education, social services, health, arts and culture, and civic activities. Priority is given to proposals for programs that benefit the Milwaukee, Wisconsin community.

More details on the program areas are as follows:

Health and Social Service
Assistance to federated drives, e.g., United Way, hospitals, youth agencies and other health and human service agencies. Ordinarily, operating support of health and social service agencies is reserved for Johnson Controls communities, and generally directed through contributions to United Way.

Contributions in this category will be made to public and private higher educational institutions, adult education and training programs, and education related organizations. Included in this area is the funding of a scholarship program for children of employees of Johnson Controls, Inc.

Culture and the Arts
The Foundation recognizes that arts and cultural activities enrich the quality of life in communities. To assist such programs, it will consider contributions to visual, performing, and literary arts, public radio and television, libraries, museums, and other related cultural activities.

Civic Activities
Assistance to programs in the areas of justice and law, community and neighborhood improvements, the environment, civil rights and equal opportunity, citizenship and safety.

Among the factors considered in evaluating proposals are the organizations’ general structure, objectives, management capacity, its relationship to the community, the population to be served, and its position relative to organizations performing similar functions.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 162237

Term of Contract:

Most grants awarded are one-time grants. There are no automatic renewals of support given in any one year. Approved multi-year grants may specify payment over two or more years.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The Foundation contributes to organizations in the United States that operate not for profit and are recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as tax-exempt institutions.

The following criteria is taken into account when deciding to make a contribution:
- Meets one or more of the Johnson Controls Foundation funding priorities
- Benefits communities where Johnson Controls, Inc. has operations and employees work and live
- Involves Johnson Controls employee’s in either board leadership or volunteer engagement

Special consideration is given to those requests which impact the Milwaukee communities of Westlawn, Havenwoods, and Thurston Woods.

The Foundation shall not participate or intervene in any political campaign on behalf of any candidate for public office, or any political organization. No gifts will be made to any municipal, state, federal agency, or department, or to any organization established to influence legislation.

No distribution will be made to a private individual for support of personal needs.

No gifts will be made to sectarian institutions or programs whose services are limited to members of any one religious group or whose funds are used primarily for the propagation of a religion.

In general, no gifts will be made for testimonial dinners, fund raising events, tickets to benefits, shows, or advertising. Grants are not made to provide monies for travel or tours, seminars and conferences or for publication of books and magazines or media productions.

Grants are not usually made for specific medical or scientific research projects.

No gifts will be made to foreign-based institutions; nor will any grants be made to institutions or organizations for use outside of the United States.

Grants are not made to fraternal orders or veteran groups. The Foundation does not donate equipment, products or labor. Grants are not made to private foundations or to endowment funds.

Pre-Application Information:

The Foundation operates on a calendar year. Grant proposals submitted after October 1, 2017, will be reviewed the following calendar year. Notification of final action may take up to 120 days. Commitments for funds are not made verbally, and personal visits and phone calls to the Foundation are not encouraged. Grant proposals must be submitted online.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply online:

Johnson Controls
5757 N. Green Bay Ave.
P.O. Box 591
Milwaukee, WI 53201


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