The UPS Foundation Fact Sheet

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The UPS Foundation Fact Sheet

QUICK FACTS

Founded:

1951

President:

Eduardo Martinez

Corporate Office:

Atlanta, Georgia

2017 Total Philanthropic Contributions:

US $118.3M

2017 Foundation Charitable Giving:

US $60.9M

2017 Employee United Way Contributions:

US $56.8M

2017 Employee Volunteer Hours:

2.9M

2017 Number of Organizations Supported:

Over 4,300

2017 Global Philanthropic Reach:

Over 170 countries

2017 International Giving:

31%


The Foundation focuses its efforts in four areas:

Diversity & Inclusion:

Invest in opportunities for under-served and under-represented segments of society in the areas of economic empowerment, access to higher education, inclusion and mentorship

Environmental Sustainability:

Invest in programs that promote, expand, and enhance carbon reduction, reforestation and conservation, and environmental research and education

Volunteerism:

Invest in opportunities to expand the volunteer movement worldwide, build volunteer capacity in local communities, and help improve the efficiency and the effectiveness of the nonprofit sectors across our focus areas

Community Safety:

Invest UPS logistics expertise and resources to enhance the safety and resilience of communities through support of organizations involved in disaster preparedness, response and recovery and road safety

SIGNATURE PROGRAMS

United Way Partnership

Each year our employees participate in the annual United Way fundraising campaign. With a matching pledge from The UPS Foundation, funds raised help support community-based organizations and assist United Way in promoting grade level reading, high school graduation, and financial stability.

Over $1.3 billion donated since 1982

UPS Global Forestry Initiative

UPS created and helps support a global network of partners who plant, protect, and preserve trees all over the world to offset carbon emissions and reduce air pollution.  In 2015, we launched a program to plant “15M Trees by 2020”.

Over 9.8 million trees planted across 53 countries since 2011 & 15 million pledged by 2020

UPS Humanitarian Relief & Resillience Program

The UPS Foundation provides global humanitarian relief partners with grant funding,  in-kind support, and supply chain expertise to strengthen disaster preparedness, emergency response, and post-crisis recovery efforts. Key partners include: Gavi, Red Cross, UNHCR, CARE, UNICEF, UNOCHA, World Food Program and others.

Over $13 million invested & 546 in-kind shipments across 61 countries in 2017

UPS Global Volunteerism

UPS employees all over the world are passionate about volunteering throughout the year. We place special emphasis on community service each October during UPS's Global Volunteer Month. In 2014, UPS pledged to contribute "20M volunteer service hours by 2020."

2.9 million volunteer hours in 2017 & 20 million pledged by 2020

Local Community Investment Grants

The UPS Foundation allocates grant funding for each UPS region, district, and business unit to determine which organizations to support in their local communities. Local Community Involvement Committees are able to direct funds where they are needed most.

Over $13 million in local community giving in over 50 countries in 2017

Global Road Safety

Our state-of-the-art interactive program, UPS Road Code®, teaches novice drivers the safety "code" used by UPS drivers, who also serve as volunteer instructors for the program. We also invest in organizations around the world that promote safe driving.

Over 46,000 UPS Road Code graduates since 2009

GIVING TO CAUSES OUTSIDE OF FOCUS AREAS

  • The UPS Foundation does not accept unsolicited grant requests. The best way to engage UPS locally is through the participation of UPS volunteers.
  • Arts & Culture – May be supported through local community investment grants and/or charitable sponsorships if the cause addresses unique community needs and if there is extraordinary engagement by UPS volunteers. Otherwise not supported through direct grants from the Foundation. 
  • Health, Diseases & Human Services – UPS supports United Way, the world’s largest human services organization, which provides these services. In addition, health and disease-related causes may be supported through local community investment grants and/or charitable sponsorships if the cause addresses unique community needs and if there is extraordinary engagement by UPS volunteers. Otherwise not supported through direct grants from the Foundation. 
  • Early Youth Development and Education & Family Programs – In the U.S., early childhood education and family programs are supported through our United Way partnership and are funding priorities for the Annie E. Casey Foundation, established by UPS’s founder. In addition, may be supported through local community investment grants and/or charitable sponsorships if the cause addresses unique community needs and if there is extraordinary engagement by UPS volunteers. Otherwise not supported through direct grants from the Foundation. 
  • Faith-based Organizations – May be supported through local community investment grants as long as programs funded are inclusive of all denominations and do not discriminate against anyone in the communities they serve.
  • Animal-related Causes – Reviewed on a case-by-case basis. The Foundation prioritizes its limited resources on programs that directly support human welfare and impact the human condition. 
  • In-kind Shipping – The UPS Foundation provides in-kind transportation to our Humanitarian Relief & Resilience Program partners. These established partnerships ensure that UPS can make a critical difference in communities affected by disaster or other crises. UPS does not transport collection drive items or ship items for individuals. Product donors should go to  www.good360.org  to view the needs of relief agencies active in response and recovery efforts.

Inquiries

For more information about this factsheet, contact:

Kristen Petrella

+14048284182

kpetrella@ups.com