Armstrong World Industries (AWI) formed the Armstrong World Industries Foundation in 1985. Since its inception, the foundation has donated more than $50 million to charity.

The foundation focuses its philanthropic strategy to have the most meaningful impact possible, while keeping its by-laws and the following stakeholders in mind:

  • AWI current and future employees and retirees
  • The communities where we operate
  • Architects, designers, contractors and others in the building community dedicated to elevating the importance of design and buildings in people’s lives

Today the AWI Foundation’s strategy is primarily focused on making a positive difference in lives of people where they live, work, learn, heal and play, awarding grants by invitation only to 501(c)(3) organizations that meet at least two of the following criteria:

  • Operate in communities where AWI employees live and work
  • Improving the buildings where they operate and therefore the quality of service they provide to the people they benefit
  • Focus on those who are most in need, particularly under-served children and early childhood education

This approach fosters opportunities to partner with AWI to provide in-kind ceiling solutions and services, and engage employees in the community via volunteer opportunities.

Directors & Officers


Employee Choice Gift Match

The Armstrong World Industries Foundation offers a charitable gift matching program for employees. We are transitioning the administration of the AWI Employee Choice Matching Gift Program to Fidelity which will be up and running by the second half of 2022. Thank you for your patience.

Community Grants

United Way

Armstrong has proudly supported United Way fundraising campaigns since 1924, with millions of dollars generously donated by our employees and matched by the company. Beyond their dollars, our employees have donated thousands of volunteer hours, to education, healthcare, disaster relief and many other organizations.

Day of Caring

We proudly support the United Way Day of Caring program, with hundreds of Armstrong employees, providing thousands of volunteer hours in support of the many United Way agencies….from painting buildings to landscaping, our employees roll up their sleeves to help in their local communities.

Product Donations

Armstrong provides in-kind ceiling donations in communities where we have operations as shown here. Organizations must carry 501 (c)(3) nonprofit status and be recognized by the United States Internal Revenue Service as eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions. To request a ceiling product donation, please submit this In-kind Product Request Form (PDF) with a copy of your nonprofit Tax ID number to: