The Employees' Community Action Council (ECAC) is an association of the employees of General Dynamics Ordnance and Tacticle Systems, Inc. whose mission is to act as a focal point for charitable giving. The ECAC has provided financial and volunteer support to the local community and its charitable organizations for over 50 years. The ECAC is governed by a board of GD-OTS employee-members elected by their peers on an annual basis.
Each year, the ECAC distributes employee contributions to a number of local organizations. The ECAC contributes to non-profit organization(s) through grant requests which can be proposed by any ECAC member. In 2012, the ECAC provided grants to 62 employee-nominated agencies, actively supporting the communities in which we work and live. Another beneficiary of our contributions is the United Way of Chittenden County. Working through over 30 different agencies in our community, the United Way builds a stronger Chittenden County by mobilizing our community to improve people's lives.