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.


Our Annual Impact Report

2022 Annual Report

We are proud to share the Sensata Foundation's 2022 Impact Report. We thank Team Sensata and our community partners for their support in advancing our mission.

CLICK HERE to view the report.


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

The 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: 

  • Board Members:
    • Alexia Taxiarchos, Vice President, Global Corporate Communications & Digital Marketing, Sensata Technologies
    • Peter Frackelton, Vice President and Fellow, Office of the CTO
    • George Verras, Executive Vice President, Chief Technology Officer, Sensata Technologies
  • Officers (including titles at Sensata Technologies):
    • David Britton, President / Sr. Engineering Director, COEs, TSL & Drafting
    • Kelly Sadler, Vice President / General Manager of Aftermarket
    • Jay Barberia, Treasurer / Sr. Director, Tax
    • Keegan Willette, Secretary / Community Impact Program Manager


Our Approach

The Foundation’s philanthropic programs build community partnerships, raise funds, and distribute grants and contributions to provide support to nonprofits across the U.S. The Sensata Foundation is governed by a Board of Directors and supported by Foundation Officers who provide regular updates to Sensata’s Executive Leadership Team. Funding for the Foundation is sourced from both company and employee donations.

The Foundation’s Giving Programs include:

  • Annual Grant Program
  • Employee Matching Gift Program
  • Emergency Response and Disaster Relief Funding
  • Donations made on behalf of Sensata’s U.S.-based Employee Resource Groups (ERGs)

Annual Grant Program

The Sensata Foundation invites registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations to submit an application for a Sensata Foundation grant. We provide grants to fund specific programs/projects rather than general operating support and prioritize agencies that serve local communities where our employees live and work in the U.S. and align with the Foundation’s two focus areas – STEM Education and Community Support. Prior to filling out the grant application, all interested organizations must complete a brief eligibility survey. The grants, which are typically one-year awards, vary in size but generally range from $5,000 to $25,000.

STEM Education 

We believe that everyone, regardless of background, should have the chance to explore and thrive in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). In an effort to support the next generation of engineers, the Foundation is focused on funding non-profits that provide STEM education opportunities and ensuring equitable access for youth in grades K-12. Key focus areas include: 

  • Creating Equitable Access to Underserved Communities: Programs and initiatives that ensure all individuals, regardless of gender or socioeconomic status, have access to STEM-specific resources, services, and programs. This includes providing greater accessibility to racial and ethnic minority groups, students with disabilities, and girls in K-12, among other underrepresented groups. 
  • Empowering Critical Thinking and Problem-Solving Skills: Programs that equip students with tools and resources to think creatively and independently to effectively address challenges or problems. 
  • Furthering Education & Career Opportunities to Inspire Future Leaders: Programs that provide additional learning avenues (i.e. mentorships) that prepare students to further their educational growth in STEM-related fields. 

Community Support 

The Foundation supports a variety of non-profits programs to ensure that prevailing needs are addressed within local communities. Key focus areas include: 

  • Food Insecurity: Food banks and distribution centers. 
  • Homeless Services and Shelters: Providing support, resources, and accommodations to individuals experiencing homelessness with transition assistance to a more stable living environment. 
  • Social and Economic Mobility: Giving members of the community an opportunity to build personal stability in order to experience better quality of life. 
  • Environment: Programs that support the environment by helping build clean and green outdoor spaces that community members can enjoy. 

Application Schedule

April 1June 30October 1February/May, Following Calendar Year
Application opensApplication closesDecision AnnouncementGrant Payout

The Sensata Foundation is now accepting applications for our 2024 grant program. 

Completed applications should be returned to [email protected].

To confirm that we have received your application, please contact us via email prior to June 30. 
For additional questions regarding the Foundation’s grant program, please email [email protected].

Click here for a list of the Sensata Foundation’s 2023 grant partners.

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 Powering Possibilities Together Sustainability Report.