Educating and supporting our youth by helping them to excel in school, engage in communities and develop leadership and life skills is one of our most important investments.
So much of our future depends on preparing our children to become healthy, well-educated adults. That's why we invest the largest percentage of our total budget in youth and education organizations. Educating and supporting our youth by helping them to excel in school, engage in communities and develop leadership and life skills is our major focus.
Ecolab focuses on program grants to non-profit partners who address education in the areas of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), college and career readiness, and early childhood programming. In 2019, more than $2.6 million was granted to Youth & Education organizations as well as organization in other focus areas that focus on are and conservation education. Additionally, in partnership with St. Paul Public Schools in our global headquarters city of St. Paul, MN, we support the Ecolab Teacher Grant Program with an annual grant of $250,000 where teachers apply for grants focused on projects and activities that inspire and engage students as well as address the goals set out in the district's strategic plan.