Grainger announces community partnership with YouthBuild USA as part of its commitment to creating a positive impact in the areas where team members and customers live and work

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CHICAGO , January 19, 2024 (press release) –

Collaboration will empower youth and communities across nation

Grainger (NYSE: GWW), a leading broad line distributor of maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) products serving businesses and institutions, today announced its community partnership with global nonprofit YouthBuild USA. The partnership continues Grainger’s long-standing history of community investment and commitment to creating a positive impact in the areas where team members and customers live and work.

In YouthBuild programs, opportunity youth — young adults between the ages of 16 and 24 who are neither in school nor employed — pursue their education, prepare for future careers and grow into community leaders; building brighter futures for themselves and their neighborhoods. YouthBuild USA is the nonprofit support center for a global network of more than 280 local programs across the United States and around the world.

The partnership with YouthBuild USA helps support Grainger’s community strategy pillars to advance the emerging workforce and empower communities.

  • Advance the emerging workforce: As the next generation enters the workforce, it is important they have the skills needed to succeed in today’s world. Grainger’s support helps equip individuals to become life-long learners with the guidance, funding and tools necessary to enable success across technology and skilled trades.
  • Empower our communities: Grainger strives to empower local communities where team members live and work, driving social and economic benefits through programs that foster long-term resiliency, growth and upward mobility.

“Our partnership with YouthBuild USA is an exciting step towards Grainger’s commitment to positively impacting our communities,” said Gloria Morgan, Grainger’s Vice President, DEI and Community Impact. “By partnering together, we can develop the skills of the next generation and equip them for success in the skilled trades and manufacturing logistics, which is in line with who we serve as customers.”

“We are grateful to partner with Grainger to help opportunity youth have the knowledge, tools, opportunities and love they need to build family-sustaining careers in manufacturing and logistics, construction trades, and other high-demand industries,” said YouthBuild USA President and CEO John Valverde. “Together, we are providing clear, tangible pathways for our young people to transform their lives, their communities and our world.”

For more information about Grainger's ESG programs including its community investments, visit

To learn more about YouthBuild USA, visit

About Grainger
W.W. Grainger, Inc., with 2022 sales of $15.2 billion, is a leading broad line distributor with operations primarily in North America, Japan and the United Kingdom. Grainger achieves its purpose, We Keep the World Working®, by serving more than 4.5 million customers worldwide with innovative technology and deep customer relationships. The Company operates two business models. In the High-Touch Solutions segment, Grainger offers more than 2 million maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) products and several services, such as technical support and inventory management. In the Endless Assortment segment, offers customers access to more than 11 million items, and provides more than 20 million items. For more information, visit

About YouthBuild

With love and respect, YouthBuild partners with opportunity youth to build the skillsets and mindsets that lead to lifelong learning, livelihood, and leadership. At more than 280 YouthBuild programs across the United States and around the world, students reclaim their education, gain job skills, and become leaders in their communities. To date, YouthBuild has partnered with more than 200,000 young people to dedicate over 51 million hours of service benefitting urban, rural, and tribal communities. YouthBuild strives to create a world where all young people are seen for their potential, and power to transform themselves and their communities. YouthBuild USA — the support center for the YouthBuild movement — strengthens YouthBuild programs through technical assistance, leadership development, innovative program enhancements, and advocacy. YouthBuild programs located outside of the United States are supported by YouthBuild USA’s international division, YouthBuild International.

For more information about the YouthBuild movement, YouthBuild USA, and YouthBuild International, visit

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