Eastman Foundation

​The Eastman Foundation is a private charitable foundation that serves as the primary source of corporate funding support to qualified nonprofit organizations. The Foundation's mission is to provide financial support to organizations that create sustainable community improvement in the areas of education, empowerment, environment, and economic development.

Global contributions policy and guidelines






Categories of Giving

Because of our belief that quality education is the cornerstone to a stable society and the Foundation for a stronger workforce, the largest portion of our contributions budget is dedicated to innovative educational initiatives. We emphasize literacy, math, science and technology in our partnerships with educational institutions.

Empowerment & Engagement
Health, wellness, and safety are vital components of thriving communities, and Eastman works side-by-side with community partners to promote citizens' well-being.* Eastman celebrates diversity and the Foundation provides neighborhood support through arts and cultural funds and councils, as well as performance sponsorships and performing arts organizations.

Eastman's commitment to environmental stewardship and energy conservation is integrated into all aspects of our business. The Foundation partners with relevant organizations to promote environmental awareness amongst the communities in which we operate and conduct our businesses. For more information, see Eastman's Environmental Policy .

Economic Development
Eastman supports innovative and impactful economic development partnerships to benefit residents in surrounding communities and improve quality of life. The Foundation aids in enabling community development and infrastructure efforts by leveraging company resources

The Foundation receives many more requests than it can support. A decision to decline a request does not imply that the applicant's program is not needed or valued, but simply that it does not fall within our giving guidelines or priorities, or that funds are not available.


For more information, please contact PublicAffairs@Eastman.com.

*Eastman is a primary source for both funding and volunteers in United Way agencies and believes in its value to the community. Due to this commitment, health and human services contributions through the Foundation will be limited and the requestor must show significant additional value.
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