Navistar is committed to community development initiatives that support the areas where we live and work and that reflect our special expertise, including STEM education (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math), troops’ and veterans’ causes, disaster relief and community development. Organizations that fall within this scope and wish to be considered for Navistar support should submit their request to

STEM Education

For nearly two decades, Navistar has supported diesel education in resource-challenged high schools, developing a three-year program that has been certified by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation. The company also supports the “College to Careers” program of the City Colleges of Chicago.

Other recent examples of Navistar’s commitment to STEM education include:

Supporting FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology), a global math and science education initiative, which holds an annual robotics competition that attracts more than 2,000 teams.

Working with the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry and its Center for the Advancement of Science Education.

Providing strategic advice and direction to the Hoeft Technology & Management program at the University of Illinois, which bridges instruction in business and engineering.

Working with the Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northern Indiana to help build girls’ interest in STEM careers.

Supporting the DuPage Children’s Museum, which exposes children to the principles of physics and mechanics at an early age.

Mentoring in Latin America

Navistar South America plays a leading role in mentoring young people through award-winning social programs. The company supports Projeto Crescer (Project Grow Up), which has provided on-the-job training for hundreds of underprivileged teenagers in São Paulo, Brazil and Canoas, Brazil.

The company also supports the award-winning Formare School program, which introduces disadvantaged 16- to-18-year-olds to manufacturing, engineering and administrative careers. Employees at our facilities in Canoas and São Paulo and in Jesús Maria, Argentina, volunteer to teach and mentor the students, who receive industry-related training.

For six years running, our Escobedo, Mexico assembly plant has been on the Mexico Philanthropy Center’s list of Most Socially Responsible Companies, and for the ninth time, Navistar South America has received the Great Place to Work designation, awarded by International Institute in partnership with ÉPOCA magazine in Brazil.

Helping with Disaster Relief

Navistar supports the disaster relief efforts of the American Red Cross. We recently donated an International® TerraStar® that is being used in disaster relief and to aid the organization in its many other missions. This vehicle was used in providing food and emergency supplies to northern Illinois residents affected by the severe tornado of April 9, 2015.

Supporting Our Troops and Veterans

Navistar works to provide support for our troops and military veterans: We continue to support Operation Support Our Troops-America, while employees donate money, volunteer time, notes of encouragement, and care package items to the organization.

We are the founding sponsor of the “Rockin’ for the Troops” fundraiser, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year.

We sponsor the UK’s Combined Services Disabled Ski Team, a charitable organization that uses Adaptive (Alpine) Skiing to rehabilitate personnel who have been injured during their military service.

We also sponsor the UK’s British Army Motorsports Association, which coordinates motorized wheeled driver training in the Army and represents the interests of Army Motor Sports at the Service, National and International level.

Driving Diversity

Navistar is committed to developing and retaining a diverse workforce where every employee feels valued and respected.

Navistar works to support diversity in the community through alliances with such organizations as the DuPage County NAACP and the Quad County Urban League.

In 2014, our spending with Minority and Women Business Enterprises grew to more than $288 million, and more than 23 percent of the suppliers we recognized as Diamond Suppliers during the year were diverse suppliers.