For decades, the Goodrich Foundation has enhanced local communities with financial support, making a difference in the communities where our employees live and work. In 2012, Goodrich Corporation and Hamilton Sundstrand combined to form UTC Aerospace Systems as part of the United Technologies family. The company continues to support communities in two ways: 1) through our local business units and Headquarters giving; and 2) through the Goodrich Foundation.
Charitable Giving Focus Areas for the Goodrich Foundation
At UTC Aerospace Systems, we know it is important to invest in the communities where our employees live and work. Because of this, our charitable giving is focused in key areas that support UTC’s business, community and environmental objectives:
Advancing STEM Education: K-12 and higher education Science, Technology, Engineering and Math programs focused on the next generation of engineers and scientists.
Supporting Vibrant Communities: Emphasis on programs involving Community Revitalization, Health & Social Services, and Arts & Culture.
Building Sustainable Cities: Focused on environmentally sustainable practices, projects and urban green space.
The Goodrich Foundation is very specific in the areas that it supports. The Foundation primarily supports national groups (such as FIRST Robotics, United Way and Wounded Warrior Project) or organizations that have the potential to have widespread impact (such as university engineering programs or science-oriented museum programs). The Goodrich Foundation meets four times per year to consider funding requests; its two application deadlines are March 1 and August 1 of a given year.
The Goodrich Foundation funds only organizations based in the U.S. For funding consideration outside the U.S., please contact your local UTC Aerospace Systems business unit. See our Locations Guide to find the facility nearest you.
Note that the Goodrich Foundation generally will not support:
- Multi-year grants
- Individuals, private foundations, endowments, churches or religious programs, fraternal, social or labor organizations
- Grants to groups with unusually high fundraising or administrative expenses
- Political parties, candidates or lobbying activities
- Travel funds for tours, exhibitions or trips by individuals or special interest groups
- Local athletic or sports programs or equipment, courtesy advertising benefits, raffle tickets and other fundraising events involving purchasing of tables, tickets or advertisements
- Organizations that receive sizeable portions of their support through municipal, county, state or federal dollars
- Individual United Way agencies that already benefit from UTC/ UTC Aerospace Systems local support to the United Way campaign
How to apply
The Goodrich Foundation receives far more requests for funding than it can support. To streamline the process and provide requestors with a faster response time, we accept applications online only. Mailed applications will not be considered.
To request Goodrich Foundation funding, please submit a Foundation application. We require the following supporting documentation: Current IRS determination letter proving 501(c)(3) status, current year program budget, annual report or current year financial statements and a contact list of key staff and board members.
Have you already started your online application for funding? If so, please complete your saved application.