Housing & Skilled Trades

Working with our local Habitat for Humanity chapters and organizations bringing awareness to the benefits of vocational careers

Habitat house build

Fortune Brands’ purpose of fulfilling the dreams of home ties right into the work of Habitat for Humanity. We are proud to partner with our local Habitat for Humanity chapters to build and rehab affordable housing for low‑income, hard‑working Habitat Partner Families. We volunteer on construction sites, donate product and provide cash contributions. Our work with Habitat for Humanity is also a part of our diversity, equity and inclusion efforts to support diverse communities, and further overlaps with our focus to support causes in skilled trades.
 
Our businesses are also supporting organizations who are bringing awareness to the benefits of vocational careers, like Mike Rowe Works Foundation, Lowe’s Foundation and The Home Depot Foundation. These organizations are elevating awareness of skilled trade work and promote vocational jobs as well-paying, rewarding, helpful to society and sustainable.
 
Additionally, Fortune Brands created a Skilled Trades Scholarship in partnership with City Colleges of Chicago in 2018. We have given full‑tuition awards to 14 students pursuing certifications and degrees in plumbing, construction management, HVAC and more.