Rockwell Collins seeking Green Communities grant proposals

Green Communities grant

For more than a decade, Rockwell Collins has awarded 488 grants totaling over $900,000 to fund grassroots projects in the communities where its employees live and work. Click to enlarge

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (Jan. 10, 2017) - Rockwell Collins is currently seeking proposals for its 2017 Green Communities grant program. Launched more than a decade ago, the program helps fund environmental projects in communities where the company operates around the world. Applications will be accepted now through Feb. 13, 2017, with grant winners being announced on or around Earth Day, April 22, 2017.

To apply for a grant, a non-profit group must be teamed with a Rockwell Collins employee or retiree, and the projects must improve the environmental condition of a community in which Rockwell Collins operates.

Since its inception in 2004, our Green Communities grant program has donated approximately $900,000 to projects such as restoring rare upland wetlands, re-establishing habitats for endangered species, purifying drinking water and planting community gardens around the world.

“We’ve awarded a total of 488 grants since launching Green Communities to fund grassroots projects in the communities where our employees live and work,” said Jenny Becker, community relations manager for Rockwell Collins. “Funded projects have addressed a wide variety of environmental issues in the past, and we know there is still work to do.”

Grant awards will range from $500 to $2,500. Only projects conducted or sponsored by qualified non-profit organizations or public/government entities are eligible.

A grant review committee will judge project applications based on criteria including:

  • Tangible environmental benefits of the project
  • Sustainability of the project’s benefits
  • Participation in the project by Rockwell Collins employees and/or retirees
  • Completion of the project within the calendar year of the grant award
  • Agreement to participate in publicizing the grant and the completed project. 

To review the grant guidelines and access the online application, go to: http://www.rockwellcollins.com/greencommunities.

About Rockwell Collins
Rockwell Collins is a pioneer in the development and deployment of innovative aviation and high-integrity solutions for both commercial and government applications. Our expertise in flight deck avionics, cabin electronics, mission communications, simulation and training, and information management is delivered by a global workforce, and a service and support network that crosses more than 150 countries. To find out more, please visit www.rockwellcollins.com.

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