Caterpillar Foundation

Together. Stronger.

We cannot alleviate poverty alone. It takes all of us, working together. Since 1952, the Caterpillar Foundation has been dedicated to transforming lives through collaboration - between our partners, our employees and the public to create sustainable progress for all.

Our mission is to alleviate poverty and place people on the path to prosperity.

Our Work In Action

Explore the map to learn more about our efforts and partnerships in alleviating poverty around the world.


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Together we are stronger.

One cannot alleviate poverty alone. It takes all of us, working together. We strive to facilitate this collaboration — between our partners, our employees, and our customers to create sustainable progress for all.

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Caterpillar Foundation: 2014 Investments

Our partners are doing amazing work throughout the world, and we’re bringing them together to make their work even stronger.

Shift a Girl's Path.
Move Women Forward.

Watch our recent video, as featured on CNN, which is inspiring new partnerships and action to benefit girls in developing countries around the world.

A Powerful Movement.
Empowering Girls.

Join us in supporting the United Nations' Girl Up movement, and the International Day of the Girl which is "raising worldwide enthusiasm to help better girls' lives, providing an opportunity for them to show leadership and reach their full potential."

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Educate Girls.
Change the World.

Research consistently shows that educating and empowering girls can break the inter-generational cycle of poverty. See why the Caterpillar Foundation is investing in 10X10, a fund that's bringing awareness to the challenges and values of educating girls

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Our Work

"We believe that our success should also contribute to the quality of life, prosperity and sustainability of communities where we live and work."

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Disaster Matching - Worldwide

Caterpillar Foundation matches disaster relief donations

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Disaster Matching - China

The Caterpillar Foundation has collaborated with Give2Asia in support of disasters in China through the Caterpillar Foundation China Disaster Relief Fund.

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Global Grants

We accept grants by invitation only.

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Matching Gifts Program

We offer the Matching Gifts Program to support our employees and retirees in their contributions.

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United Way

Since the 1950’s, Caterpillar has made only one annual solicitation for funds to our employees, and that is for the United Way.

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Our Values in Action state, “As individuals and as a company, we contribute significant time and resources to promoting the health, welfare and economic stability of our communities around the world. We encourage all employees to participate in community activities that promote the common good. We believe that our success should also contribute to the quality of life in, and the prosperity and sustainability of, communities where we work and live.” (Commitment)

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