Sharing Generously
Around the World

Our success contributes to the social stability of regions around the world in many ways. Caterpillar’s products help build infrastructure for transportation, energy, telecommunications, waste and water. Our company and employees focus on contributing time and resources to promote the health and welfare of communities in which we work and live. We are committed to conducting our business in a manner that respects human rights individually, and employees are encouraged to actively engage in activities that contribute to the betterment of society through volunteering time and talents or investing monetary resources in worthwhile community projects and initiatives.

Caterpillar also supports the Caterpillar Foundation, which has been dedicated to transforming lives in communities around the world since 1952. The Foundation champions programs that support education, environment and basic human needs, investing strategically to alleviate poverty and making sustainable, scalable progress possible for all. The Caterpillar Foundation is on a mission to help 50 million people rise out of poverty by 2020. We believe no one individual or organization can do this work alone – collaboration is key to creating sustainable change. Through our collaborative impact platform known as Together.Stronger.™, we work through our partners to bring together businesses, non-profits, governments and citizens to alleviate poverty for millions of people worldwide.

How We Make a Difference –
The Caterpillar Foundation


Direct (Cumulative)
Number of people in millions


The Caterpillar Foundation impacts people through our non-profit partners’ work on the ground to directly address the root causes of poverty. Since 2013, we have helped put more than 46.5 million people on the path to prosperity.


2017 Community Investments

2017 Caterpillar Foundation
Community Investments

Caterpillar Foundation
Matching Gifts Program1

2017 United Way
Total Donations2

1 This represents employee and retiree donations made in the calendar year 2016,
and the Caterpillar Foundation’s match made in the calendar year 2017.

2 This includes employee and retiree contributions, and the Foundation match, for campaigns in the United States, Mexico and Panama.

Cat® Dealers Offer Helping Hands for Hurricane Relief

The 2017 hurricane season, as well as historic flooding in Peru, Sierra Leone and Bangladesh, and the earthquake in Mexico City, caused devastating and costly damage. As affected areas began the recovery process, Caterpillar and Cat® dealers were there each step of the way with equipment, hands-on support and donations that helped those affected get back on track. Teams across continents helped meet emergency customer requests, provided rental machines and worked with local authorities to offer relief. In addition, the Caterpillar Foundation donated $300,000 to the American Red Cross for immediate relief efforts after Hurricane Harvey.