NCR Foundation

The NCR Foundation was established in 1953 to help support community needs consistent with its mission. As NCR Corporation continues to evolve to help companies around the world better connect, interact and transact with their customers, the NCR Foundation has evolved its grant strategy consistent with its focus on helping people help themselves.

Our mission, however, remains the same: to support NCR’s interest in building stronger communities by making grants to non-profit partners that are aligned with the corporation’s self-service philosophy, including global grants through U.S.-based international non-profit agencies.

Our goal is to invest in programs that are committed to innovative approaches and solutions that help people become self-sufficient in the communities in which our employees and customers live and work across the globe.

Grant strategy and areas of interest
Beginning in 2014, our approach to identifying and allocating Foundation funding  focuses on an “impact grant” strategy that provides longer-term funding commitments in larger amounts, with the intention of making a more meaningful impact on the recipient organizations and those they serve. These impact grants will focus on the following four major areas:

  • Microfinance – a source of financial services for entrepreneurs and small businesses that lack access to banking and related services.
  • Health-related support programs – initiatives that help individuals and families cope with chronic health issues such as heart disease, diabetes or cancer.
  • Education – grants emphasizing Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) programs.
  • Disability issues –programs that promote self-sufficiency in populations with physical or mental disabilities (congenital or acquired); covering impairments, activity limitations and participation restrictions.

Our overall grant allocations will be a combination of existing pledges, short-term small grants, and “impact grants.”

Grant limitations
All grantees must be charitable, non-profit organizations that are classified as a 501(c)(3) public charity by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS). In addition, we will no longer accept unsolicited grant applications. We will proactively identify potential recipients whose mission and program aligns with our Foundation strategy.

In addition, the Foundation does not support, nor are grants used in connection with:

  • 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 particular religious doctrine
  • Replacement funding for public programs
  • Medical research
  • Organizations that discriminate on the basis of race, gender, sexual orientation, or religion.
  • Athletic sponsorships of individuals and/or teams

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