The A. O. Smith Foundation, founded in 1955, is a private, nonprofit organization that contributes to qualifying charitable, educational, scientific, literary, and civic organizations located primarily in communities where A. O. Smith Corporation has facilities. Support for the Foundation comes from the profits of A. O. Smith Corporation. Since its founding, the Foundation has provided nearly $28 million in financial support for worthwhile community programs and organizations.
A. O. Smith Foundation contributions are aimed at:
• Strengthening higher education throughout the country
• Promoting the civic, cultural, and social welfare of communities
• Advancing medical research and improving local health services
The company encourages its employees to take an active part in civic affairs. Many of our employees volunteer with local charities, serve on the boards of local service organizations, work as volunteer consultants to small or minority-owned businesses, or serve their communities in numerous other capacities.
We understand that the company’s growth and financial well-being are largely dependent upon the growth and health of the communities in which we do business. We believe it is in the company’s best interest to contribute to local programs and organizations, as those contributions improve the quality of life in our communities. This, in turn, helps make our “home towns” thriving, attractive places for people to live, work, and raise their families.
Foundation Annual Report