Whirlpool Foundation

Creating positive change

Our Commitment to Our Communities

Whirlpool Foundation follows our collective impact model and contributes to the social concerns impacting our home communities through grants, volunteerism and leadership. These contributions enable us to embrace the responsibility as citizens of our communities by investing into the very communities that drive our success.


Strategic Grants

Through its strategic grants, Whirlpool Foundation identifies outstanding programs centered on quality family life, cultural diversity and lifelong learning. Since the foundation’s beginning, hundreds of organizations and programs have benefited from more than $225 million in grants.

Employee-Directed Programs

Disaster Relief Program

When natural disasters occur, our people are among the first to respond. During emergencies, Whirlpool Corporation collaborates with disaster relief agencies such as the Red Cross and Habitat for Humanity, and supports employee/retiree giving by matching donations through the Whirlpool Foundation.


United Way Campaigns

Whirlpool Corporation’s global and U.S. headquarter locations, manufacturing divisions and facilities across the United States participate every year in raising funds for local United Way campaigns. The total employee and retiree giving along with Whirlpool Foundation funding totaled over $4.5 million in donations in 2018.

Sons & Daughters Scholarships

Whirlpool Foundation annually recognizes and rewards children of employees for academic and personal achievements, leadership and community involvement. Since the first two scholarships in January of 1952, Whirlpool Foundation has provided more than 2,100 scholarships and honor awards worth over $17 million dollars to children of employees. Currently, over 100 Whirlpool Foundation scholarship and award recipients are pursuing degrees across the nation.