Our Mission: To be a neighbor of choice.

Our Vision: To empower the next generation of engineers and support communities where we live and work.


Who We Are

Established in 2017 as Sensata Technologies' U.S.-based philanthropic arm, Sensata Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization that directly supports qualifying charitable entities. The Foundation builds on Sensata's history of working to strengthen local communities and offers programs that advance the Company's sustainability priorities including community development and STEM education.


Our People

Sensata Foundation is governed by a Board of Directors and supported by Officers who develop and administer the Foundation's programs. Employees from Sensata Technologies make up the Board and the Officers. The Foundation's work is also supported by committees made up of Sensata employees who volunteer their time.

Sensata Foundation Team for 2023:
  • Board Members:
    • Alexia Taxiarchos, Vice President, Global Corporate Communications & Digital Marketing, Sensata Technologies
    • George Verras, Executive Vice President, Chief Technology Officer, Sensata Technologies
    • Paul Vasington, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Sensata Technologies
  • Officers (including titles at Sensata Technologies):
    • David Britton, President / Senior Engineering Director, COEs, TSL & Drafting
    • Kelly Sadler, Vice President / Senior Director, Integration Office, Sensata Insights
    • Jay Barberia, Treasurer / Senior Director, Tax
    • Keegan Willette, Secretary / Sensata Foundation & Community Relations Specialist


Our Approach

We focus on building community partnerships, raising funds and distributing funds to U.S. nonprofits. We support charitable organizations that align with our vision and employee interests.

In 2021, Sensata employees donated a total of $144,843, an increase of 49 percent from 2020, making it possible for the Foundation to increase our giving and donate over $426,000 to charitable organizations.

The Foundation's giving programs include:
  • Annual grant program
  • Employee matching gift program
  • Disaster relief
  • Donations supporting communities of Company acquisitions


Annual Grant Program

Every year, we invite U.S. nonprofit organizations based in communities where Sensata employees live and work to submit an application for a Sensata Foundation grant. The specific projects or programs that the grants support are aligned with the Foundation’s two focus areas: STEM Education (Primary and Secondary School) and Community Support. The grants, which are typically one-year awards, vary in size but generally range from $5,000 to $25,000.

Application Schedule
April 1 June 30 October 1 March/June, Following Year
Application opens Application closes Final Decision Grant Distribution
The Sensata Foundation is now accepting applications for our 2023 grants.

To apply for a Foundation grant, please click here

For additional questions regarding the Foundation's grant program, please email [email protected]

Click here for a list of our current (2022) grant partners.

Our 2021 Annual Report

2021 Annual Report
We are proud to release the Sensata Foundation's 2021 Annual Report, which features an overview of the Foundation's programs and impact last year. We thank our community partners that support our work across the country. And most of all, we thank Sensata employees who demonstrate the value of One Sensata through their compassion and generosity that make our work possible.

Click here to view the report.


Sensata's Commitment to Sustainability

2021 Sustainability Report
Sensata Foundation is one of the ways that Sensata Technologies is demonstrating its commitment to sustainability. Click here to view the Company’s 2021 Powering Possibilities Together Sustainability Report.