Leveraging expertise, resources, and products to build resilient communities
Here’s how we partner with our communities to bring Community Matters to life
Building strong homes and gathering places
GAF helps provide grants, in-kind donations, and hands-on support to address the unique needs of each community. Through the GAF Community Contractor Program, for example, more than 500 certified contractors have helped to install roofs for thousands of families in need of decent affordable housing.
Building infrastructure and disaster preparedness
Nonprofit partners such as Team Rubicon and Good360 help us provide critical resources and tools for our communities so they are ready to respond when disasters strike.
Building bright futures by equipping the next generation for success
GAF is leading initiatives designed to bring people together in shared spaces, to help enhance economic and social health in the places where we live and work.
Supporting the workforces of today and tomorrow
Building resilient communities while combating urban heat
Growing sustainable practices for our shared futureAt GAF, sustainability is an opportunity to invest in the shared future of our business and our planet. The GAF Sustainability report for 2021 highlights our efforts around product circularity, operational waste diversion, carbon emissions reduction, product transparency and green portfolio expansion.
Does your organization qualify for a GAF Community Grant?GAF contributes resources to a range of nonprofit organizations that align with our Community Matters Initiative.
If your 501(c)(3) organization is located in the US or Canada and looking for support, submit a grant application for consideration.
Recently named Vice President, Operations Culture and Employee Engagement, Kelvin's inspiring 44-year Operations career at GAF has spanned 16 positions and three states — and counting! "Sometimes our qualifications don't check all the boxes, but if you keep trying and have faith in yourself, someone will be willing to take a chance on you."
In 1994, GAF's manufacturing plant in Shafter, California opened with a 19-year-old Ruben as an Operator on the original starting crew. While he only planned on staying for five years, Ruben remained on the Shafter team, holding various roles from Operator to Process End Leader to Shift Supervisor. He then took on more responsibility as Production Shift Lead for about five years. After his time on the line, Ruben then was granted an Electrical Apprenticeship, shifting the trajectory of his roles. He held positions as the Electrician Onsite, Electrical Team Lead, and Electrical Controls Specialist – a role he held for about seven years. He then was promoted to Senior Controls Specialist, until he most recently was selected as the Manager for GAF's new Incubation Center. In this role, he supports the hands-on installation, troubleshooting, and technology evaluation to accelerate innovation across GAF.
Women in roofing are estimated to make up just about .5% of the entire roofing workforce in America. This figure is stark—and it shines a light on the tremendous opportunity within the industry to recruit talented women.
At GAF, our commitment to protect what matters most means more than manufacturing sustainable roofing products. It includes investing in our people, our planet and our business so we can work toward a more sustainable future.