The Trust Can Help You

The Ida C. Koran Trust is a place for Ecolab employees and retirees to turn to in times of need. Started by Ecolab’s first employee, Ida C. Koran, the Trust offers financial assistance to dependents of Ecolab employees and retirees seeking a post-secondary education, and to employees and retirees who experience an unexpected crisis that causes financial hardship.

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Explore Ida's Story

In 1923, shortly after founding Economics Laboratory, M.J. Osborn hired Ida Koran as the company's very first associate.


Ida Koran was Ecolab’s first employee. She’s also the woman who established and founded the Ida C. Koran Trust. The Trust is dedicated to lending a helping hand to current Ecolab employees and retirees around the world in times of unexpected need. It’s also available for Ecolab employees and retirees with children seeking assistance with financing higher education.

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The Value of Trust:


Medical Assistance

The employee's daughter had chronic health issues requiring multiple hospitalizations which had exhausted their medical insurance coverage.
Disaster Relief

60 employees and their dependents were affected by forest fires on two major islands in Indonesia.
Natural Disaster Relief

Financial assistance was provided for 10 employees affected by flooding in Chile.
Medical Assistance

This Nalco associate needed immediate breast cancer surgery which was not available in her country.
Medical Assistance

An associate was in need of a hearing aid. There is no health insurance coverage for hearing aids.

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