Masco Million Differences: 2021 In Review

Started in 2018, the Masco Million Differences program represents our financial commitment to work with strong nonprofit partners in the communities where our employees live and work to address the barriers and biases that affect people’s ability to fully access opportunities or bring their whole selves to work. Across our family of companies, our donations totaled over $1,040,000 among 70 Diversity, Equity and Inclusion organizations through Masco Million Differences in 2021.


The Education component of Masco Million Differences supports academic opportunities for underrepresented populations to increase their access to the workplace pipeline, including scholarship organizations, mentorship programs, college preparedness initiatives and classroom-based learning. Our 2021 Education partners included:

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Central Piedmont
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeast Ohio
  • Child Creativity Lab
  • Coded By Kids
  • Detroit Area Pre-College Engineering Program
  • Eastside Community Network
  • Encanto Boys & Girls Club
  • Exceptional Academy
  • Fight for Life Foundation
  • Fresh Artists
  • Girl Scouts of Southeast Michigan
  • Girls Inc. of Indianapolis
  • Girls Inc. of Orange County
  • Girls Inc. of Tarrant County
  • Girls Who Code
  • Indspire
  • Junior Achievement
  • Lead Like A Girl
  • Michigan Council of Women in Technology
  • North County African American Women’s Association
  • Orange County United Way
  • Point Foundation
  • Rosa Parks Scholarship Foundation
  • Schoolcraft College Foundation Girls Who Code
  • Seedlings Braille Books for Children
  • United Way of Metro Chicago
  • University of Akron
  • University of Michigan Adaptive Sports Program
  • University of Michigan OptiMize
  • Women Lawyers of Michigan Association
  • Women of Tomorrow Metro Detroit

Job Training and Employment Initiatives

Grants in this category support programs to help underrepresented populations gain direct access to the workplace pipeline, through job training, employment services and coaching, internship experiences and work skills development. Our 2021 partners in this space included:

  • Back on My Feet
  • CARA Chicago
  • Center for Pan Asian Community Services
  • Dress for Success
  • Empowerment Plan
  • Friends of Refugees
  • Hire Heroes USA
  • Indiana Black Expo
  • Living and Learning Enrichment Center
  • National Urban League
  • New American Pathways
  • OhioGuidestone
  • San Diego Workforce Partnership
  • Solutions for Change
  • Spaulding for Children
  • Taller San Jose Hope Builders
  • Up With Women
  • Veterans Transition Support
  • Veterans Village of San Diego
  • Women’s Resource Center of Greensboro
  • Working Wardrobes for a New Start
  • YWCA of Cleveland

Professional Diversity Organizations

The Professional Diversity Organization component of Masco Million Differences supports organizations that work to advance minority representation in a specific field or to develop inclusive workplaces and communities. Our 2021 Professional Diversity partners included:

  • Affirmations
  • Austin LGBT Chamber of Commerce Education Fund
  • Calibr
  • City of Livonia
  • Equality Foundation of Georgia
  • Fair and Equal Michigan
  • Forte
  • HACR
  • Indy Pride
  • LEAP
  • Michigan Roundtable for Diversity & Inclusion
  • NCCJ of the Piedmont Triad
  • North County LGBTQ Resource Center
  • OC Asian and Pacific Islander Community Alliance
  • OC Human Relations Council
  • Out & Equal