Crane A&E Associates Give Back Through Crane Charitable Trust

Crane A&E Associates Give Back Through Crane Charitable Trust

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Philanthropy and community support are deeply rooted in Crane’s rich history.

In 1904, Crane founder, R.T. Crane, said “a loyal employee gives something besides his labor and the employer should recognize that.” Toward the end of his life, R.T. Crane set aside $1 million to take care of former associates who, due to age or infirmity, are unable to support themselves. Ten years later, after he passed away, R.T. Crane’s family similarly established the Crane Fund for Widows & Children (CFW&C) – a charitable trust designed to support those in need in the communities where Crane associates live and work. 

Each year since, through the CFW&C, Crane associates have had the opportunity to nominate local organizations who help underserved populations in our communities. Crane Aerospace & Electronics – a business unit of Crane Co. – this year nominated 99 charitable organizations near Crane A&E’s seven business locations (Lynnwood, Wash.; Burbank, Calif.; Chandler, Ariz.; Elyria, Ohio; West Caldwell, N.J.; Fort Walton Beach, Fla.; Lyon, France; Kaohsiung, Taiwan). Each of these charitable organizations were presented gifts ranging from $1,000-5,000 by their sponsoring Crane A&E associate.

Crane Co. and Crane A&E are proud to be associated with such a strong legacy in community giving. The company and our associates are proud to be stewards of our founder’s legacy through the CFW&C.

For additional information about philanthropy at Crane, Crane Co.’s latest Philanthropy, Sustainability and Equality (PSE) Report can be accessed at:


Acres of Diamonds Les Amis De Michele Et Rene
Amara Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center
Arizona Hemophilia Association Lorain Valor Home
ASU Foundation Lynnwood H.S. Booster Club
Autism Pensacola Madres de Casino Road
Be the Match Mary Bridge Foundation
Blessings Wagon MESA
Boyer Children's Clinic Mill Creek Family YMCA
Breast Cancer Found of Ohio Museum of Flight
BCR - A Place to Grow National Children's Hospital Foundation
Burbank Temporary Aid Center National Multiple Sclerosis - Ohio Buckeye Chapter
Camp Del Corazon Nehemiah Mission
Camp Ho Mita Koda Foundation Neighborhood Alliance
Camp Prime Time North Ridgeville Community Care
Cassidy's Hope Foundation North Shore Elder Services
Child Strive Northwest Harvest
Children in Crisis Opportunity Place
Claire's Crusade Outdoors for All
Cocoon House Para Los Ninos
Community Food Bank of New Jersey Paralyzed Veterans of America
Connect1D Park Place Early Learning Center
Court Appointed Special Advocates Project Angel Food
Covenant House New Jersey Relay for Life - FWB
Dawn of Hope Ronald McDonald House of Pasadena
Dean Paras Foundation Saddleback Church Food Pantry
DIY Girls Seattle Children's Hospital Foundation
Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County Seattle Indian Health Board
Elyria YMCA Seattle's Union Gospel Mission
Eva's Village Second Harvest Food Bank - NE Ohio
Everett Gospel Mission Snoqualmie Valley Scouting
Family Hope - Elizabeth House Society of Women Engineers
Feed My Starving Children St. Ambrose - APHA Village
Fisher House of the Emerald Coast St. Mary Parish Hot Meal Program
Footpath Foundation St. Mary's Food Bank
Foundation Fighting Blindness CSUN Foundation
Friends of Youth University of Akron Foundation
Full of Hope Foundation TLC Foundation
Future Heights United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Cleveland
Genesis Social Welfare Foundation United Food Bank
Giving Trunk Foundation United Way of Taiwan
Grace Christian and Missionary Alliance Church University of Akron Foundation
Hand in Hand University of Akron Foundation - Women in Engineering
Heroes on the Water Upper Valley MEND
Holly House for Kids Valley Village
Housing Hope Washington First Robotics
IEE Women in Engineering Welcome Home Vets of New Jersey
Imagine Children's Museum Western Washington University Foundation
Jessie Rees Foundation Wise and Health Aging
Kidsave Inc. Work Opportunities
La Grange Lions Community Foundation