In first grant cycle of 2017, the Pentair Foundation awards 14 grants totaling more than $250,000 to community-based organizations around the world
Submitted by: Pentair plc
Posted: Jun 16, 2017 – 03:46 PM EST
LONDON, Jun. 16 /CSRwire/ - Pentair, a global company dedicated to building a safer, more sustainable world, recently announced its eighteenth consecutive year of philanthropic giving by The Pentair Foundation. In its first grant cycle of 2017, community grants totaling more than $250,000 were awarded to 14 organizations focused on providing services related to water, food and education.
Through its philanthropic programs, Pentair works to strengthen communities around the world by leveraging our expertise, talent, products and resources. The community grant program is one initiative within the Pentair Foundation aimed at supporting the communities where our employees live and work.
The Pentair Foundation supports the company’s purpose of building a safer, more sustainable world through philanthropic efforts focused on providing greater access to clean, safe water and food, investing in sustainable agriculture to increase food production, promoting STEM education and supporting the communities where its employees live and work. It advances these efforts through the community grant giving program, as well as strategic partnerships and employee volunteerism with organizations aligned with these focus areas.
Grant recipients represent organizations both local and global in reach, including nationally and internationally-recognized organizations such as WISER International, Akilah Institute and The Conservation Fund, as well as organizations based in communities where Pentair has operations.
Established in 1998, the Pentair Foundation has donated nearly $60 million to philanthropic causes, strengthening the communities in which it operates, and providing sustainable solutions for safe, clean water to 3 million people around the developing world.
The Pentair Foundation hosts two grant cycles annually, and the next grant cycle will launch in August 2017. To learn more about Pentair’s philanthropic efforts, and to receive information about its upcoming grant cycle, visit pentair.com.
Pentair plc (NYSE: PNR) is a global company dedicated to building a safer, more sustainable world. Pentair delivers industry leading products, services and solutions that help people make the best use of the resources they rely on most. Its technology moves the world forward by ensuring that water is plentiful, useful and pure, and that critical equipment and those near it are protected. With 2016 revenues of $4.9 billion, Pentair employs approximately 19,000 people worldwide. To learn more, visit pentair.com.
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