As Kohler associates, we are 30,000 strong, serving as stewards to strengthen our surrounding communities. There are currently 50 locations worldwide actively driving initiatives and moving forward for the greater good.
"Kohler Stewardship is alive and visible – in local villages, in the environment, in the arts, in our workplaces and in our communities– thanks to the efforts of associates."
We see needs, we think, we engage, we act.
Whether it is volunteering or developing creative process improvements, we own it, we do it. We are making our world, locally and around the world, a better place.
– Herbert V. Kohler Jr. (Chairman and CEO)
The efforts we make in our communities have a measurable impact.
Kohler associates are actively involved in Mobile Creches throughout India. To date, Mobile Creche have helped train nearly 6,500 women as childcare workers while impacting the lives of nearly 800,000 children and counting.
The spirit of Kohler Stewardship comes to life by sharing our success with those around us. Contributions of cash, products, services, expertise and time – we’re ready and willing to provide anything we can to make our communities better. And that’s the bottom line.
"To give alms is nothing unless you give thought also."
– John Ruskin
KOHLER CORPORATE GIVING
Our Kohler Corporate Giving Program provides philanthropic support in the communities where Kohler facilities and associates are located.
Nonprofit organizations within these communities may apply for monetary, product or raffle/auction donations. Applications must be submitted through our online portal: www.kohler.com/giving. Applicants will need their EIN (Employer Identification Number) to apply. We do not support non-Kohler Co. scholarship programs, door prizes, cash donations to K-12 schools or political/religious organizations, athletic teams or events, pageants or talent competitions, school trips or travel-abroad programs.
KOHLER GIVING AT A GLANCE
Product Donations – $22 Million worth of Kohler products donated worldwide.
United Way – A record setting $424,000 raised by Kohler associates in 2014.
Scholarships – Over $3.1 million in scholarships awarded to children of Kohler associates since 1984.
Separate and distinct from Kohler Co., the Kohler Foundation supports education, arts, and preservation initiatives through the United States. It provides academic scholarships in Sheboygan County, Wisconsin to college-bound youth..
Kohler associates from around the globe converged in Kohler, Wisconsin for a Backpack Build – creating 300 backpacks, fully stocked with supplies that were then distributed to students in need around the world.
Kohler is committed to Believing in Better®. But we’re not doing it all by ourselves. We’re proud to collaborate, form valuable partnerships and play our part in improving the world together.
When a disaster goes down, Kohler associates step up, time and time again. With associates on six continents, that commitment makes a difference worldwide. Whether a hurricane in New Jersey, a Monsoon in Thailand, or an earthquake in New Zealand, ours is a company that comes together to offer help and hope to neighbors in need.
See how KOHLER Generators donated a commercial-grade generator to back up the administration building in Seaside Park, N.J., to help with the recovery from Hurricane Sandy.
Our business success has allowed us to collaborate with dozens of remarkable partners to enhance the areas of sustainability, arts, preservation, and education. A few of our key partners include:
At Kohler, we believe that the path to a better place is a constant endeavor. A journey like this deserves a proper journal. We invite you to interact with ours.
Kohler regularly reports on new and ongoing stewardship related activities in the Believing in Better blog. Click on the stories below to read about some of our recent efforts and results.