The Steelcase Foundation awarded five grants to the following human service organizations for third quarter of 2018:
- Heart of West Michigan United Way received $450,000 toward its 2018 fiscal year. $400,000 will be provided to the community through Community Investment Fund grants, and the remaining $50,000 will be used for donor, volunteer, and community engagement.
- Migrant Legal Aid was awarded $75,000 for two years to support its Defending Against Hate program, which helps to protect migrant workers and reduce acts and words of hate directed at both legal and undocumented immigrants. The program partners with law enforcement, including prosecutors, to inform migrant workers about their rights and responsibilities, provides positive interactions between law enforcement and migrant workers, educates the community on the conditions migrant workers face and the benefit they bring to the community, and encourages individuals to report crimes or acts of hate, harassment, and bullying toward migrant workers to Migrant Legal Aid or law enforcement.
- United Way of Athens and Limestone County received $43,890 ($55 for each Steelcase employee in Athens) toward its annual campaign goal.
- United Way of Greater High Point received $330 ($55 for each Steelcase employee in High Point) to support its annual campaign goal.
The Foundation also matched $106,777 in gifts to education institutions, $8,365 to arts and culture, $2,879 to environment and conservation, and $1,383 to crisis and disaster philanthropies. To date, the Foundation has matched $445,435 and provided over $5 million in grants for its 2018 fiscal year (December 1, 2017 – November 30, 2018).