The Ducommun Foundation Supports The People & Communities Where We Live & Work

The Ducommun Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Ducommun Incorporated that addresses community-based and humanitarian needs. The Ducommun Foundation supports organizations that help our military veterans, children and families of fallen service members, local efforts to end child homelessness, and a wide range of Pandemic Relief efforts.

Military Veterans, Children & Families

  • Hire Heroes USA - Transitioning from the military to civilian life can be a monumental challenge. For veterans, finding a job after leaving the military is a critical success factor during this often challenging time. Employment assistance is the most frequently requested need among service members and their spouses. Hire Heroes USA is a nonprofit organization that empowers U.S. service members, veterans and military spouses to secure employment in the civilian workforce. Hire Heroes USA fulfills job search needs for thousands each year through personalized service and support. The Ducommun Foundation is proud to support Hire Heroes USA. With 52,000 confirmed hires, 22,000 job board postings, and 1,300 volunteers, Hire Heroes USA is the country's most effective veteran employment nonprofit.
  • Children of Fallen Patriots - Approximately 25,000 children have lost an active-duty parent in the military during the last 35 years; 97% of those casualties are men, leaving behind single mothers to care for their families. Of those families, 60% report having trouble making ends meet. Children of Fallen Patriots is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to help ease that burden, providing college scholarships and educational counseling to military children who have lost a parent in the line of duty. The Fallen Patriots' vision ensures that every child of a fallen service member receives the resources needed to complete their college education. The Ducommun Foundation supports Children of Fallen Patriots because we believe it is an investment in the future of America and one of the best ways we can honor those who died in service to our country.

A Place to Call Home

  • United to End Homelessness - One of the fastest-growing segments of the homeless population are working families struggling to make ends meet. For children, this instability affects more than their education, health and welfare. It also puts their future well-being at risk, which potentially impacts us all. The Ducommun Foundation recently contributed to the Orange County United Way's "United to End Homelessness" initiative. This effort represents a powerful collaboration between Orange County's top business, philanthropic, governmental, faith-based and nonprofit leaders, all working together to create long-term supportive housing for those most in need. The Ducommun Foundation supports Orange County United Way's effort to end child homelessness by 2024 and significantly reduce homelessness county-wide.


Pandemic Relief Efforts

When the Coronavirus Pandemic shut down all but essential businesses in March 2020, there was an unprecedented need and opportunity to make a difference in the local communities in which Ducommun operates. Since then, The Ducommun Foundation has funded $1.3 Million for local relief efforts that help the most vulnerable individuals and families impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic.

  • Charitable organizations were selected by Ducommun's 15 Performance Center leaders 2020.
  • The total donation amount was $1.3 Million, with an average of $85,000 per Ducommun Performance Center location.
  • California operations combined to make meaningful contributions to the Orange County United Way & Greater L.A. County United Way.
  • During Q3 2020, The Ducommun Foundation continued its support of underrepresented students and local communities through donations to NACME (National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering) for Student Scholarships and Los Angeles Urban League for LA County Small Business Recovery.
"In a time of unprecedented need, we stand by all those impacted by this pandemic," said Stephen G. Oswald, chairman, president & chief executive officer. "Ducommun wants to help our neighbors who are struggling, lift up individuals and families, and make a significant difference in our local communities."

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