NCR Foundation

Established in 1953, the NCR Foundation focuses on building stronger communities through grants to non-profit partners that have missions aligned with the corporation’s values.


As NCR evolved to become a leader in omnichannel solutions, turning everyday interactions with businesses into exceptional experiences, the NCR Foundation evolved its grant strategy as well. The NCR Foundation invests in programs that are focused on taking innovative approaches and solutions to help people become self-sufficient in the communities in which our employees and customers live and work around the globe.


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Grant Strategy

The NCR Foundation funding focuses on an “impact grant” strategy that provides longer-term funding commitments in larger amounts, with the intention of making a more meaningful impact on the recipient organizations and those they serve. These impact grants focus on three key areas:


Education: The NCR Foundation supports programs that emphasize Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education.


Disability issues: The NCR Foundation supports programs that promote self-sufficiency in populations with physical or mental disabilities (congenital or acquired), covering impairments, activity limitations and participation restrictions.


Health-related support programs: The NCR Foundation supports programs that help individuals and families cope with chronic health issues such as heart disease, diabetes, or cancer.


Overall grant allocations will be a combination of short-term small grants, and deeper investments through impact grants.


Grant Limitations

All grantees must be charitable, non-profit organizations that are classified as a 501(c)(3) public charity by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS). The NCR Foundation proactively identifies potential recipients whose mission and program aligns with its strategy, and no longer accepts unsolicited grant applications.


The NCR Foundation does not support, nor are grants used in connection with:


• Fundraising or benefit events (e.g., dinners and athletic outings)


• Grants to individuals or for the benefit of pre-selected individuals


• Lobbying activities 


• The promotion of any particular religious doctrine


• Replacement funding for public programs


• Medical research


• Organizations that discriminate on the on the basis of race, color, gender, national origin, religion, disability, medical condition, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran or military status, pregnancy, ancestry, age or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, county or local laws, regulations or ordinances.


• Athletic sponsorships of individuals and/or teams


NCR Foundation funded the Wags for Warriors program through a grant to the American Humane Association.