Caterpillar works alongside our dealers and customers to build the social infrastructure needed to make the world run. Our success contributes to the stability of regions around the world.
Through the Caterpillar Foundation we have been on a mission to improve lives since its founding in 1952. As a Foundation, we focus on the human, natural and basic services infrastructure needed for individuals to thrive and communities to be resilient. Our philanthropic purpose builds on Caterpillar’s historical legacy of improving lives — finding new ways to tackle modern issues and identifying room for continuous improvement.
The Foundation invests in the skills people need to join the modern workforce, and the natural and vital infrastructure they rely upon.
Empowering the workforce of the 21st century
We invest in skills development and STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) to equip people with the skills required for tomorrow’s economy, putting them on a path to prosperity. Skills-based education leads to better jobs, and better jobs lead to better futures.
Building resilient communities to address critical environmental challenges
We support natural infrastructure development and access to basic services, such as water resource management and energy.
Giving back in our communities
Caterpillar’s global team helps build a better world using their passion, time and talent to give back, maximizing impact through the Foundation’s disaster and matching gifts programs, United Way and volunteer efforts.
The Caterpillar Foundation’s investments align with several of the UN SDGs. The Caterpillar Foundation works to build resilient communities in the places where we live and work and where there is need.