ATLANTA--The UPS Foundation, the charitable arm of UPS [NYSE: UPS], today announced five grants totaling more than $1 million to support a variety of environmental programs and organizations worldwide.
The grants, which include funds for planting trees, conservation, youth education and volunteerism, reflect the establishment of environmental stewardship as a new focus area by the Foundation.
The new grant awards include:
At the beginning of 2008, The UPS Foundation adopted a new global philanthropic strategy to strengthen its impact and better leverage UPS’s capabilities. In addition to the new environmental sustainability focus area, the Foundation’s other focus areas include community safety, non-profit effectiveness, economic and global literacy and diversity.
“Protecting the environment is increasingly important to our company, to our customers, our employees and the communities in which we operate around the world, so it is a natural fit for The UPS Foundation,” said Lisa Hamilton, president of The UPS Foundation. “We are proud to partner with each of these esteemed organizations and to support the important work of nurturing our planet.”
Founded in 1951, The UPS Foundation has a tradition of providing support through grant programs and initiatives that help improve the quality of life in communities where UPS employees live and work. Last year, the Foundation donated nearly $46 million to charitable organizations worldwide. For more information on the Foundation, visit community.ups.com.
UPS is the world’s largest package delivery company and a global leader in supply chain and freight services. With more than a century of experience in transportation and logistics, UPS is a leading global trade expert equipped with a broad portfolio of solutions. Headquartered in Atlanta, Ga., UPS serves more than 200 countries and territories worldwide. The company can be found on the Web at UPS.com.