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Our philosophy for giving is that the communities in which we operate in should be the primary beneficiaries of our charitable contributions. Monetary donations are made to a variety of organizations in the U.S, with a particular focus on:

  1. Programs that improve the quality of life in communities, in particular programs and initiatives that positively impact where and how people live, work, learn, heal and play.
  2. Programs and campaigns in the communities in which we operate.
  1. Other appropriate initiatives as determined by the Foundation Board of Directors

Through the Armstrong Flooring Foundation, we have two grant/donation programs:

Corporate Grant Program. We provide grants to select nonprofit organizations that serve communities in which we have a business presence, with particular emphasis on the communities of central Pennsylvania where we are headquartered. Priority consideration is given to program-based funding within the Foundation’s giving philosophy and focus areas.

Local Grant Program. We provide funding for our plants to support local organizations within the communities located near our production facilities for grants that fit within the Foundation’s giving philosophy and focus areas.

Product Donations

We are honored to donate product to Homes for Our Troops, a national non-profit organization that builds specially adapted homes for severely injured veterans. Unfortunately, we do not have the resources to provide product donations outside of this established partner program.

How to Apply for Corporate and Local Grants

Due to the large volume of worthy organizations and programs in our communities, we do not accept external requests or applications for funding. All grants must be championed by an Armstrong Flooring employee through an internal application process. Requests received that do not have the support of an Armstrong Flooring employee will not be considered. Organizations must be well-established, well-managed and financially sound 501c3. Priority consideration is given to program-based funding within the Foundation’s giving philosophy and focus areas.

Eligibility Checklist

Funding is reserved for organizations supporting programs that serve the communities in which Armstrong Flooring has a business presence. Organizations and programs must align with Armstrong Flooring’s vision mission values and guiding principles.

Organizations must meet the one of following criteria:

  • An organization holding a current tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3), of the Internal Revenue Code

Selection Process

Once an application is received, it is reviewed to ensure it meets all funding requirements.

Qualified applications for Corporate and local Grants are provided to the Armstrong Flooring Foundation Board of Directors for review and approval.

Funding decisions are made on an annual basis.

If a proposal is declined, a letter will be mailed to the applicant and the organization; if a proposal has been granted, entirely or partially, the applicant and the organization will be contacted by phone or email with the particulars and determine the method of distribution of the grant.

Typical Funding Exclusions

  • Advertising, film or video project
  • Athletic sponsorships (teams/events)
  • Capital campaigns and endowments (defined as any plans to raise funds for a significant purchase or expense, such as new construction, major renovations or to help fund normal budgetary items)
  • Contests or pageants
  • Memberships, including association/chamber memberships
  • Organizations that deny service, membership or other involvement on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, age national origin, ancestry, citizenship, veteran, or disability status
  • Organizations or programs that do not benefit the communities in and around our facilities/plants.
  • Organizations whose programming or policies may position Armstrong Flooring or the Foundation in a negative light
  • Organizations whose services do not benefit the community at large
  • Political causes, candidates, organizations or campaigns
  • Requests made on behalf of another organization or by an unauthorized representative of the recipient organization
  • Salaries, stipends, tips and rewards
  • Tickets for contests, raffles or any other activity with prizes