The UPS Foundation has announced grants and in-kind donations totaling more than $9 million to twenty-four organizations working to assist humanitarian relief and community safety efforts around the globe.
Community safety grants were awarded to a variety of relief organizations, including the Aidmatrix Foundation, UNICEF, the World Food Programme, the American Red Cross, and the St. Bernard Project. Nonprofits awarded grants in support of road safety initiatives include the Boys & Girls Club of Canada, Hands on Shanghai, the Asia Injury Prevention Foundation, the FIA Foundation, Johanniter-Unfall-Hilfe e.V., and UK Youth.
The foundation also announced that it is partnering with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees to implement UPS Relief Link, a humanitarian supply chain monitoring system that is expected to strengthen the tracking of critical relief supplies. In addition, the foundation awarded a $1 million grant to CARE to implement the SCM4Good Aidmatrix supply chain management platform, which provides, among other things, commodity tracking, asset management, and fleet optimization modules.
"Each year, millions of people are impacted by natural disasters all over the world," said UPS Foundation president Eduardo Martinez. "We believe we can help reduce the subsequent human suffering by collaborating with our partners and to help communities better prepare for the unexpected. Our strong expertise in logistics and supply chain management demonstrates the value we place on equipping individuals and businesses with the skills, information, and resources to ensure communities are better prepared."
For a complete list of grant recipients, visit the UPS Foundation Web site.