Enriching Lives Through the Emerson Charitable Trust
Through the Emerson Charitable Trust, we provide financial assistance and other support to local organizations in the United States that improve and enrich lives, promote volunteerism, sponsor education, and provide services to those in need. Emerson units throughout the rest of the world undertake similar responsibilities consistent with practices in the countries in which we operate. We encourage employees to be involved, and many devote their time and energy to causes and organizations in their community.
We believe corporations have a duty to improve life, and more specifically to:
- Foster learning through our schools and cultural institutions and programs
- Promote the health and well-being of residents,
- Invest in the character, values and future prosperity of our youth
- Support the infrastructures of our communities
While Emerson supports immediate needs, such as hurricane, tsunami, and earthquake relief efforts, our principal global philanthropic efforts are focused in five primary areas:
The learning programs we support provide the foundation to create leaders, business managers and skilled individuals who can thrive in a changing world.
Health and Human Services
Emerson supports a range of international health organizations, medical research initiatives, hospitals, care centers, and hospices. Our contributions help sustain the well-being of people of all ages, and support special initiatives including the treatment of medical disorders, domestic abuse shelters, and employment and job training.
Arts and Culture
We help elevate living standards and quality of life through contributions to dance, music, and theater groups as well as educational television, public radio, and numerous libraries, museums, zoos, and science centers.
To provide stability, safety and protection within our communities, we provide supplemental funding support for public service programs such as local police, fire, and rescue squads; housing assistance organizations; local conservation groups; and parks.
Our efforts focus on instilling character and values in young people during their developmental years. Emerson-supported organizations receive funding to provide mentors, advocates, and skills development programs for young people, as well helping to prevent child abuse and providing care for terminally ill children.
Employee Matching Gifts Program
This long-standing program allows employees to help choose where to channel funds to assist community activities. Many Emerson operations match full-time employees’ contributions – up to a total of $10,000 annually – to higher educational institutions and nonprofit arts and cultural organizations.