UPS announced the donation of $6.9 million in funding to 44 nonprofit organizations around the world for championing and cultivating diversity. This year’s financial contributions will support a wide range of programs and initiatives for the development of women and young girls in emerging nations, the hearing and visually-impaired, disabled veterans and other populations as defined by race, ethnicity and sexual orientation.
The UPS Foundation, which leads the organization’s corporate citizenship efforts, has leveraged financial resources to support nonprofits focused on providing opportunities for education, economic empowerment, mentorship and inclusion to underserved and under-represented segments of communities.
“At the heart of UPS’s success is service, and service depends on our people,” says Eduardo Martinez, president of The UPS Foundation. “UPS is a global company with almost 400,000 employees serving communities around the world, so we rely on people with a varied mix of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. By supporting the critical work of these nonprofits in the diversity sector, The UPS Foundation is helping to create a sustainable platform for community resiliency.”