UPS Foundation Awards $2.6 Million in Environmental Grants

The UPS Foundation has announced grants totaling more than $2.6 million to nonprofit organizations working to advance environmental sustainability.

Eleven grants were awarded in support of environmental conservation, research and education, carbon reduction, and energy conservation. Recipients include the Nature Conservancy, in support of its reforestation efforts for at-risk or eroded ecosystems throughout the United States, Brazil, Guatemala, Mexico, and Tanzania; the Earth Day Network, for its Trees for Communities project, which seeks to plant more than five hundred thousand trees in Mexico, India, Cameroon, Uganda, and the Boreal Forest in Canada; and the Earthwatch Institute, in support of two education and research workshops as part of its 2017 Climate Ambassadors Program.

"Our multifaceted strategy is to support organizations that advance environmental sustainability in different but important ways which collectively help create thriving communities for future generations," said Eduardo Martinez, president of the UPS Foundation and chief diversity and inclusion officer at UPS. "From planting trees to helping further the discussion on climate change in our industry, the UPS Foundation is committed to working with our preeminent partner organizations to create a more sustainable planet for everyone."

"The UPS Foundation Advances Global Forestry Initiative." UPS Foundation Press Release 08/31/2016.