Community

Since 1955, Worthington Industries has operated with the Golden Rule as our guiding philosophy.

Making a Difference Makes Us Who We Are
Worthington actively supports worthwhile community causes in the areas we live and work. Our Philosophy encourages employees to be involved in their communities.  In our fiscal year 2021, the Worthington Industries Foundation contributed over $2.2 million in the community. For a full list of organizations we proudly funded in our fiscal year 2021, please see our 2021 Corporate Citizenship and Sustainability Report.
 

Our Focus
The Worthington Industries Foundation supports community causes in youth and education, health and human services, civic and the arts.  We will support operating, programs and capital campaigns.
 
What We Fund
The Worthington Industries Foundation only accepts requests from nonprofit organizations with an IRS tax-exempt status under section 501(c)(3) and organizations in the local communities where we operate. The majority of our financial support is targeted in central Ohio. We are unable to support individuals, religious organizations, ethnic organizations, labor groups, fraternal organizations or any request seeking financial support for debt retirement.  We receive a very high volume of requests, therefore, only a small percentage of requests are funded.
 
Timeline
Please note that we now review requests two times a year.  Grant requests received by May 1 will be notified in July and grant requests received by Oct 1 will be notified in December.  Submit your request for support here