Potential is distributed equally. Opportunity is not.

Giving Values


What we can accomplish globally begins with what we can do locally. We focus on communities and respond in times of greatest need.


Potential is distributed equally. Opportunity is not. We look for ways to bolster opportunities for people.


We look for ideas that bring the best strategic thinking to address complex problems and demonstrate long-term potential and clear measurable outcomes.


The NCR Foundation is a catalyst of opportunity and change. We leverage our talents and resources to better our communities around the world. NCR is committed to giving 1% of NCR net profits back to community needs.

Areas of focus

Over the decades, the NCR Foundation has supported civic causes, health and human services, arts and culture, and education. Today our grantmaking is directed to three key areas where we believe we can have the greatest impact -- STEM education, economic development and disaster response.

STEM Education

We are relentlessly focused on STEM education for students, particularly in underserved communities. 

Economic Development

Our efforts to provide opportunity in under-served communities include funding financial empowerment and inclusion opportunities, fostering job creation and training for sustainable income and supporting micro-enterprise.

Disaster Response

From natural disasters to the COVID pandemic, we step up in times of crisis.

Our impact

NCR has long been committed to serving communities, from converting our factories to build rescue boats in the 1913 Great Dayton Flood to 2021, when we provided COVID relief support and 100,000 vaccinations in India and the Philippines.

The NCR Foundation’s investments in causes worldwide align with NCR’s ESG values. How we give is just as important as how we innovate. 

2021 Investments Created Opportunities for 70,000+ People


toward STEM education


toward economic development


toward disaster response


Our work is consistently expanding. We have funded projects in Argentina, Brazil, Canada, China, India, Israel, Japan, Philippines, Serbia, UK and US. See our work in action:

Supporting children and families impacted by the earthquakes in Syria and Turkey

​In the aftermath of devastating earthquakes in Turkey and Syria back in February, UNICEF has been tirelessly working to provide lifesaving assistance to children and help families rebuild their lives. UNICEF’s key areas of response are water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH), child protection services, health and nutrition, and education. 

NCR Foundation made a $100,000 grant to UNICEF to support children and families impacted by these earthquakes. 

Michael J. Nyenhuis, the President and CEO of UNICEF USA, visited a child-friendly space that UNICEF helped established in a Turkish refugee camp.

Click here for his thank you note from the camp to supporters who provided vital funding for children and families traumatized and displaced by the devastating earthquakes in Türkiye and Syria.

NCR Foundation partnership creates sustainable economic development in the Philippines

In the Philippines, the NCR Foundation, along with its nonprofit partner ARK, NCR employees and a local village came together to create a simple, yet a sustainable economic solution to combat hunger and malnutrition-related challenges.

Advancing STEM gender gap awareness & mentorship in Argentina

In Argentina, the NCR Foundation is partnering with Chicas en Technológia (CET), a nonprofit organization that motivates, accompanies, and trains the next generation of tech-led women. The impact of this partnership is life-changing – from empowering 3,000 participants through four career planning workshops to strategically matching 50 CET mentees with NCR volunteers who are trained to become mentors so they can share their career journey and inspire young women.

NCR Foundation partnership is advancing STEM education in Serbia

Through the partnership with Serbia non-profit organization Divac, the NCR Foundation and local NCR team have shared their knowledge of STEM tools and skills with high school teachers and students throughout Serbia, along with offering free IT skilling services for youth,18 years and older.

NCR Foundation and Year Up creating job access in the U.S.

The Atlanta-based NCR team has partnered with Year Up, a nonprofit organization that focuses on ensuring young adults gain equitable access to career and skills training, since 2018. In 2022, the NCR Foundation funded a project that will empower more than 300 Year Up students to take the next steps in their educational and career journeys across the U.S. state of Georgia. 

NCR Foundation grant strategy

Our strategy is to partner with nonprofit organizations to maximize impact and make a difference in our communities. We invest in organizations that align with our causes and values in the U.S. and globally.

Grant limitations

All grantees must be charitable, nonprofit organizations that are classified as a 501(c)(3) public charity by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS). The NCR Foundation proactively identifies potential recipients whose mission and programs align with its strategy and no longer accepts unsolicited grant applications.

The NCR Foundation does not support, nor are grants used in connection with:

• Organizations that discriminate on the basis of race, gender/gender identity, national origin, religion, disability, medical condition, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran or military status, pregnancy, ancestry, age or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, county or local laws, regulations or ordinances.

• Fundraising or benefit events (e.g., dinners and athletic outings)

• Grants to individuals or for the benefit of pre-selected individuals

• Lobbying activities

• The promotion of any religious doctrine

• Replacement funding for public programs

• Athletic sponsorships of individuals and/or teams

Potential is distributed equally. Opportunity is not.
You can help us change that. Get in touch to learn how.