UPS Foundation Donates $7.6 Million to Impact Lives

September 26, 2013

This summer the UPS Foundation announced $7.6 million in donations to 41 diversity, education, and veteran and military support nonprofit organizations. The UPS Foundation will positively impact thousands of lives through this support.

The UPS Foundation has a long-standing committee to diversity and empowerment according to the UPS Foundation president Ed Martinez:

"From higher education and economic empowerment to leadership and inclusion, The UPS Foundation continuously seeks opportunities to champion diversity by aligning our corporate giving with organizations that make a difference in global communities.”

The donation includes $1 million in cash and in-kind support to the Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA), an organization with which UPS has a 25 year history "from providing 300 employee volunteers for the National Veterans Wheelchair Games to making significant contributions to the American Gala annual tribute," according to Martinez.

The donations also included $1 million in support of Hispanic-American college and career readiness program Escalera and $1.1 million to the National Urban Leage, among others. The total contributions represent an increase in the foundation's diversity grants by more than $1.5 million since 2012.

Want to learn more about UPS’s outstanding work in communities around the world? Here are some ways how:

  • Attend: The UPS president of customer solutions, Jim Coughlan, will speak on a plenary panel at BCLC’s upcoming corporate responsibility conference.
  • Learn: UPS is a finalist for two Citizens Awards this year: Best Corporate Steward and Best Economic Empowerment Program.
  • Explore: BCLC’s Business for Good Map features UPS projects from around the world that help people and communities.