Community Engagement

Employee engagement

Our employees paint the path to brighter communities

Employee engagement

A Colorful Communities project in Yucatan, Mexico

With the help of our thousands of employees, we have an opportunity to make many positive impacts in the places we call home. We know the most powerful way to make a difference is when our employees lead the way.

To accomplish this, each of our global regions offers tailored opportunities for employees to volunteer with our nonprofit partners. From painting alongside colleagues during a Colorful Communities project to teaching STEM concepts to young kids at an afterschool program, these efforts amplify our grants and deepen our impact.

Empowering community commitments 

PPG and PPG Foundation proudly support our generous employees through several programs:

  • Matching Gifts: When our employees donate to causes they care about, we double the impact.
  • GIVE: Our employees give their time to deserving organizations. We give $500 grants.
  • Innovative Classroom Grants: Employees sponsor $1,000 STEM grants to local schools to spark student learning.
  • Charity Partner: From bake sales to raffles and more, our employees raise funds for partner organizations to raise funds. We match their efforts dollar for dollar. 
  • National Merit Scholarship: We invest in the academic futures of our employees’ children and in students in our communities.
  • Volunteer Time Off: We enable employees to get out of the office and into the community with paid time off.

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Contributed by PPG and PPG Foundation to match employee contributions in 2019


Innovative Classroom Grants to support U.S.-based classroom STEM projects in 2019


Volunteer hours in 2019


Charity Partners at EMEA sites receiving employee funds and volunteer support in 2019

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Award winning PPG sites

Award winning PPG sites

All over the world, our employees are eager to have an active role in bettering their communities. Each year, we honor groups of employees who go above and beyond to make lasting differences in the lives of others with PPG Community Engagement Awards.

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Enikő Bartha-Szabó

PPG Marketing Director

Enikő Bartha-Szabó

Architectural Coatings, Hungary

In my daily job we work on getting results, achieving our targets, protecting and beautifying the world indeed; but to engage our employees in this kind of Colorful Communities project and to work with the staff at András Pető College, who were highly committed to making the children’s lives better, was another dimension.

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