NCR Foundation


The NCR Foundation was established in 1953 to support community needs.  As NCR Corporation continues to evolve to help companies around the world better connect, interact and transact with their customers, the NCR Foundation is also changing its focus to meet the needs of a global community.  Currently, the NCR Foundation invests grant resources in U.S.-based nonprofit partners that are aligned with the corporation’s self-service mission. Our mantra is to “help people help themselves.”

The NCR Foundation’s mission is to support NCR’s interest in building stronger communities by investing in non-profit organizations and programs that are committed to innovative approaches and solutions that help people become self-sufficient in the communities in which our employees and customers live and work across the globe. 

Areas of Interest
Grants are made in an effort to support and promote causes that promote the goals of self-support and independence.  We also make grants through global agencies that support self-help projects that address issues of hunger and poverty.  Examples of the projects that fit our mission include:

  • Microfinance and financial literacy
  • Self-help programs that provide training and education for individuals to increase their resources
  • Literacy intervention
  • Disabled independence services

We consider the following types of requests:

  • Program and Project Grants
  • Capital Initiatives
  • Endowment Funding

Limitations on Grant-making
Grantees must be charitable, nonprofit organizations that are recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) public charity.

Generally, the Foundation will not:

  • Sponsor special events or purchase tables/tickets for galas
  • Make grants to individuals or for the benefit of pre-selected individuals
  • Provide funds to lobby legislation or influence public elections
  • Promote any particular religious doctrine
  • Serve as replacement funding for public programs
  • Finance medical research
  • Support organizations that discriminate by race, color, creed, gender or national origin
  • Support athletic sponsorships of individuals and/or teams

Learn about the Grant Application Process