Making the world a better place starts at home. We create opportunity and try to elevate the quality of life in the communities where we work.
Barnes in the Community
All around the globe, Barnes employees act locally to uplift the communities where they live, work and learn. These are only a few examples of recent efforts to make life better for everyone.
Employees from our Engineered Components, Associated Spring location in Campinas, Brazil (AS-Brazil) have helped numerous children in need by supporting Bento Quirino Kindergarten since 2010, as well as enhanced their social project to include Creche Estrelinha do Oriente in 2019. Both schools are located in Campinas, Brazil, and together with the funds donated by Associated Spring, have helped 464 children receive food and school supplies.
In addition, AS-Brazil employees donated 300 liters of milk, 90 food baskets, 90 Christmas baskets, and a new side access gate to Bento Quirino.
Barnes Group Foundation
At Barnes, we believe that being a good corporate citizen begins with being a great community leader, which is why we encourage philanthropy, compassion and change through our Barnes Group Foundation.
Since 1945, the Barnes Group Foundation is committed to the support of education, the arts, civic and youth activities and health-related charities in our communities.
A Legacy of Learning
The Barnes Group Foundation is strongly committed to strengthening education in our communities. Through our matching gift program, the Foundation encourages Barnes employees, directors, and spouses to financially support primary and secondary schools, colleges, universities and community learning facilities. The Foundation has supported more than 500 schools and cultural centers across the globe.
We believe that healthcare and the arts in all forms are crucial components to building a strong community culture. Through matching gifts for employees, directors and spouses, the Foundation encourages financial support of the arts and healthcare organizations.
Raising Spirits Through the United Way
Through annual contributions, the Barnes Group Foundation helps the United Way empower local organizations to build services ranging from disaster relief and crisis intervention, to daycare and youth development—and many other critical points of compassion along the way.
Preserving the Environment
The Barnes Group Foundation is a significant contributor to several environmental causes throughout the world. Once such example is the Harry C. Barnes Memorial Nature Center at the Indian Rock Preserve. Through the gifts from the Barnes Group Foundation, this preserve has educated thousands of school children in the local area regarding the beauty and history of their natural surroundings and the importance of preserving that beauty for generations to come.