Community

GAF protects what matters most, not only through our products, but as neighbors and partners in the communities where we live and work. We leverage our time, talents, products and funds to help power the potential of our communities, and partner with leading nonprofits to support our three key social impact priorities
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reating Disaster ResiliencyHelping Neighbors, and Building Community.

Our Disaster Resiliency Partners

Team Rubicon

leverages the skills and experiences of military veterans with first responders to rapidly deploy emergency response teams in the immediate aftermath of a disaster. GAF and Team Rubicon work together in helping train volunteers to help shorten the road to recovery, especially with “low attention disasters.”

Good360

is a global leader in product philanthropy, helping source and distribute highly needed goods through its network of 80,000+ verified nonprofit partners. GAF works with Good360 to ensure building materials are available when and where they’re needed as communities rebuild after a disaster.

The GAF Cares Employee Relief Fund

provides financial support to employees facing financial hardship after a natural disaster. Established after Hurricane Florence hit Burgaw, NC, home to more than 200 GAF employees. We have provided more than $200,00 in relief grants since 2018.
Our Helping Neighbors Partners

The GAF - Habitat for Humanity Community Contractor Program

brings together roofing materials and expertise to provide roofs for families in need of safe, affordable and decent housing. GAF is among Habitat for Humanity’s largest corporate donors, with over 2,000 roofs installed.

Ronald McDonald House Charities Roof Adoption

provides preventative maintenance and repairs to houses across the country. Families with sick children can find support, thanks to the NRCA-member contractors and GAF's partnership.

The GAF Giving Hub

enhances our workplace giving and paid-time-off program for volunteering with our support for opportunities that align with GAF’s mission, amplifying the impact and awareness of efforts to support important causes in our employees’ communities.

Dream Foundation

the only national dream-granting organization for terminally-ill adults, fulfills final Dreams that provide inspiration, comfort and closure at the end of life. With the support of a nationwide network of volunteers, hospices, health care organizations and committed donors, Dream Foundation has given life to more than 32,000 final Dreams over the last twenty-six years. Dream Foundation receives no state or federal funding relying solely on private donations.
Our Building Community Partners

Project for Public Spaces

is a nonprofit that specializes in planning, design and education for sustainable spaces, is a partner with GAF as we work to build stronger communities. We work together to engage community members, seeking to provide support, programming and development of places that help them thrive.
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Team Rubicon, as noted on their website, "serves communities by mobilizing veterans to continue their service, leveraging their skills and experience to help people prepare, respond, and recover from disasters and humanitarian crises." So when the opportunity came to become a Team Rubicon Greyshirt and help people in need in the wake of recent natural disasters, the choice was obvious.