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PPG Foundation invests nearly $50,000 in seven California organizations on behalf of Aerospace business

Funding supports youth educational programs

Friday, November 2, 2018 10:07 am EDT


SYLMAR, Calif.
"Having a well-educated workforce that is proficient in STEM skills is important to PPG and the aerospace industry"

SYLMAR, Calif., Nov. 2, 2018 – PPG (NYSE:PPG) today announced that the PPG Foundation recently invested nearly $50,000 in seven California organizations in support of youth education. The grants were made in the third quarter of 2018 on behalf of PPG’s aerospace business, which operates an administrative office and plant in Sylmar, California. 

The grant recipients and funding purposes were:

  • American Association of University Women: $6,000 in scholarships for seven young women from the Santa Clarita Valley in California to attend the organization’s Tech Trek science and math camp.
  • Gregg Anderson Academy: $5,000 to support two FIRST® LEGO® League robotics competition teams and an after-school club.
  • Palmdale High School: $10,000 for the school’s green car program, where students build and race a solar car.
  • Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs: $5,000 to support Creative Electronics, which is an after-school program that aims to help more than 150 girls learn technology skills and introduce them to technology careers.
  • Soul Spa Foundation: $10,000 for the S.T.R.E.A.M. Kids Expo, which gives students an opportunity to explore science, technology, reading, engineering, arts and manufacturing-based activities and exhibits.
  • Summit View School: $5,000 for the school’s FIRST robotics team to attend competitions.
  • Valley Family Center: $8,000 for the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) component of an after-school tutoring program for children with special learning needs.

“Having a well-educated workforce that is proficient in STEM skills is important to PPG and the aerospace industry,” said Tim Behmlander, PPG general manager, Aerospace, Americas. “PPG is proud to support these important programs for the youth in our community.”


PPG and the PPG Foundation aim to bring color and brightness to PPG communities around the world. We invested more than $10.5 million in 2017, supporting hundreds of community organizations across 29 countries. By investing in educational opportunities, we help grow today’s skilled workforce and develop tomorrow’s innovators in fields related to coatings and manufacturing. Plus, we empower PPG employees to multiply their impact for causes that are important to them by supporting their volunteer efforts and charitable giving. Learn more at www.ppgcommunities.com.


At PPG (NYSE:PPG), we work every day to develop and deliver the paints, coatings and materials that our customers have trusted for 135 years. Through dedication and creativity, we solve our customers’ biggest challenges, collaborating closely to find the right path forward. With headquarters in Pittsburgh, we operate and innovate in more than 70 countries and reported net sales of $14.7 billion in 2017. We serve customers in construction, consumer products, industrial and transportation markets and aftermarkets. To learn more, visit www.ppg.com.

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