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 programme 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 2017, more than $1 million was granted to 260 schools reaching 154,000 students through our signature teacher classroom grant programme, Visions for Learning Educator Grants. Since the programme began in 1986, $15,000,000 has been granted through this programme to teachers across the United States.