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U.S. Regional Grants

For U.S. Regional Communities, a qualifying non-profit must provide services in the geographical area of an Ecolab regional facility as well as fall within one of our four strategic areas of giving. See more below. 

U.S. Regional Communities:

  • Beloit, WI
  • City of Industry, CA
  • Columbus, MS
  • Corsicana, TX*
  • Elk Grove Village, IL 
  • Ellwood City, PA
  • Garland, TX 
  • Garyville, LA 
  • Greensboro, NC 
  • Huntington, IN
  • Irving / Fort Worth, TX 
  • Jacksonville, FL 
  • Joliet, IL
  • Martinsburg, WV 
  • McDonough, GA
  • Midland/Odessa, TX* 
  • Naperville, IL
  • Sugar Land / Fresno, TX (Fort Bend County only)

*Grant applicants in legacy Ecolab locations of Corsicana, TX and Midland/Odessa, TX:

Please note that with Ecolab’s spinoff of ChampionX as a separate and independent public company in the first half of next year, 2020 applications for community grants from these geographic areas should be directed to ChampionX:

ChampionX shares Ecolab’s commitment to community and intends to establish a community relations program in the second half of next year.

Further information will be forthcoming from ChampionX later in 2020.

For now, questions may be directed to ecolabfoundation@ecolab.com

NPO (Non-Profit Organizations) Grants: 

To qualify for an Ecolab NPO grant, a 501 (c) 3 organization (per the IRS Pub 78) must provide services in one of the regional geographies listed above and fall within one of our four strategic areas of giving. Please review guidelines and restrictions on the Apply For Grant page. 

  • Youth & Education:  programs to promote youth development, particularly youth at-risk
  • Civic & Community Development:  affordable housing, work readiness, crisis assistance and hunger relief
  • Environment & Conservation:  hands-on environmental learning programs
  • Arts & Culture:  arts education for children and youth, as well as support for museums and the performing arts

Application Process:

  • The application process for 2020 grant consideration is now open!
  • Application due date is August, 31, 2020, 11:59 p.m. central time
  • Submit an application on the Applicant Site (GrantsConnect, powered by YourCause/Blackbaud)
    • For best results, use Google Chrome and a desktop or laptop computer
    • If you applied last year, you will need to reset your password. On the Sign In page, click "Forgot your password" and follow the prompts
    • if you are a new applicant, click Sign Up and fill in the required fields and follow the prompts (including verifying your email)
  • Download the Applicant Reference Guide with step-by-step instructions as well as all of the application questions in a Word document so you may work offline/share it with other stakeholders, to compile your responses before entering them on the online application form
  • Download the FAQs for helpful replies to common questions
  • For region specific questions, click here to download a contact list of Regional NPO Council Chairs
  • For other inquiries, contact ecolabfoundation@ecolab.com

If you have questions about grant disbursement/payments, please visit NPOConnect, the Nonprofit Portal, powered by our vendor partner YourCause/Blackbaud.  This is a separate site just for financial administration of grant awards.  Please note that the Ecolab Foundation staff does NOT have access to this site because it contains confidential payment information.  If you need assistance, please see the email and chat features at the bottom of the Nonprofit Platform sign-in page or click here to fill out the Nonprofit Platform Service Inquiry Form.

Click here to download additional information/instructions about signing into the Nonprofit Platform.

For other inquiries, contact ecolabfoundation@ecolab.com, 651.250.2923


In accordance with Ecolab’s Code of Conduct, contributions will not be made to organizations that  discriminate on the basis of gender, race, ethnic origin, nationality, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, other personal characteristics or conditions protected by national, state or local law