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PPG Foundation Donates $95,000 for National Science Education Initiatives

May 19, 2016
By Business Wire News


The PPG Foundation recently donated a combined $95,000 to support national science education initiatives of three organizations. The grants highlight PPG’s (NYSE:PPG) commitment to increasing educational opportunities for youth in the areas of math and technology.

  • A $45,000 grant to the American Chemical Society is supporting the development of Chemistry of Color, an online chemistry module for elementary-, middle- and high-school teachers and students. The 18 lessons, which are divided by school levels, will be supplemented with a video series.
  • The Chemical Educational Foundation received a $25,000 grant to support its YOU BE THE CHEMIST® science education programs. Designed for kindergartners through eighth-graders, the programs introduce students to real-world applications of chemistry.
  • A $25,000 grant to Twin Cities Public Television in Minnesota supports national programming of the “SCIGIRLS®” PBS KIDS television show and website for young people ages 8-12. The SciGirls show features girls using science and engineering in their daily lives.

“We are very pleased to support these three organizations as they introduce students across the U.S. to science and chemistry through engaging, hands-on education,” said Sue Sloan, executive director of the PPG Foundation. “Ensuring this next generation of innovators is equipped with the skills and knowledge needed to be successful in areas like advanced manufacturing is a priority for PPG and the PPG Foundation.”

The PPG Foundation aims to bring color and brightness to PPG communities in the United States. By investing in educational opportunities, we help grow today’s skilled workforce and develop tomorrow’s innovators in industries related to coatings and specialty materials. Plus, we empower PPG employees to make an impact for causes that are important to them by supporting their volunteer efforts and charitable giving. Learn more at and follow @PPG_Communities on Twitter.


At PPG (NYSE:PPG), we work every day to develop and deliver the paints, coatings and materials that our customers have trusted for more than 130 years. Through dedication and creativity, we solve our customers’ biggest challenges, collaborating closely to find the right path forward. With headquarters in Pittsburgh, we operate and innovate in more than 70 countries and reported net sales of $15.3 billion in 2015. We serve customers in construction, consumer products, industrial and transportation markets and aftermarkets. To learn more, visit

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SciGirls is produced for PBS by tpt National Productions and is made possible by the National Science Foundation. Additional support provided by L’Oreal USA’s For Girls in Science program, Northrup Grumman Foundation and PPG Foundation. SciGirls ®/© 2016 Twin Cities Public Television, Inc.

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