NCR Foundation




The NCR Foundation was established in 1953 to help support community needs consistent with its mission. As NCR Corporation has evolved into a leader in Omni-channel solutions, turning everyday interactions with businesses into exceptional experiences, the NCR Foundation has evolved its grant strategy consistent with its focus on helping people help themselves.


Our mission, however, remains the same: to support NCR’s interest in building stronger communities by making grants to non-profit partners that are aligned with the corporation’s self-service philosophy, including global grants through U.S.-based international non-profit agencies.


Our goal is to invest in targeted 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.


Grant strategy and areas of interest


Beginning in 2014, our approach to identifying and allocating 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 will focus on the following three focus areas:


  • Health-related support programs – initiatives that help individuals and families cope with chronic health issues such as heart disease, diabetes or cancer.
  • Education – grants emphasizing Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) programs.
  • Disability issues – programs that promote self-sufficiency in populations with physical or mental disabilities (congenital or acquired); covering impairments, activity limitations and participation restrictions.


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


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

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). In addition, we will no longer accept unsolicited grant applications. We will proactively identify potential recipients whose mission and program aligns with our Foundation strategy.


In addition, the 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


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Helping People Help Themselves