Community Investment

Our community investments reflect the core of our business, and our commitments are driven by where our resources can be most impactful. In 2021, Grainger contributed more than $96 million in cash and products to nonprofit organizations.


In 2020, Grainger began the process of restructuring our approach to community investment to better align with the company’s purpose, We Keep the World Working®.

Support Disaster Resilience and Relief

Crises in our communities are increasing in frequency and severity, whether community-, public health-, or climate-related disasters. Grainger’s partnerships, products and people enable us to provide vital resources to prepare for and respond when crises hit our local communities.

Advance the Emerging Workforce

As the next generation enters the workforce, it is important they have the skills needed to succeed in today’s world. Grainger’s programs and support equip individuals to become life-long learners and embrace curiosity with the guidance, funding and tools necessary to enable success and be connected to work across technology and skilled trades.

Empower Our Communities

Programs that empower communities and their inhabitants are essential to build long-term resiliency, growth and upward mobility. Grainger’s culture of service and giving extends into the local communities where our team members live and work to help drive social and economic benefits.

Grainger works collaboratively with various community partners through a combination of resources, including in-kind donations, nonprofit board placement program, team member volunteerism and our 3:1 Matching Gifts Program.