Atlanta, March 20, 2012
More Than $5.5 Million in Grants Awarded
UPS (NYSE: UPS) today announced the award of 18 grants by The UPS Foundation totaling more than $5.5 million to non-profit organizations that promote community safety through urgent humanitarian relief efforts and road safety initiatives.
The UPS Foundation is the philanthropic arm of UPS and leads its corporate citizenship efforts. Sharing UPS's extensive knowledge of logistics, coupled with financial support through grants, The UPS Foundation works with non-profits in the humanitarian relief space to enhance their ability to prepare and respond to natural disasters.
Additionally, The UPS Foundation creates innovative community safety partnerships with non-profits to champion road safety. UPS is currently expanding it's safe driving program, UPS Road CodeTM, which leverages UPS volunteers around the world to instruct teens and novice drivers on safe driving techniques.
"UPS and The UPS Foundation are committed to promoting safety and prosperity by supporting organizations that champion a variety of community safety initiatives," said Eduardo Martinez, president of The UPS Foundation. "We are honored to apply our knowledge and command of logistics to help others prepare for the unknown and create safer roads and communities."
The Foundation's humanitarian relief grants will support several organizations, including:
Organizations supported by the road safety grants include: