Aerospace giant Boeing has announced grants totaling more than $48 million to over four hundred organizations in fifty countries.
The grants include $8 million in support of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education and workforce development programs aimed at strengthening the talent pipeline in the civil aviation field. Over the next twenty years, the company projects the industry will create jobs for more than 800,000 pilots and 770,000 maintenance technicians. With the latest awards, the company is on track to surpass $230 million in corporate giving in 2019 — an amount that includes charitable giving, company contributions, and employee giving and matches totaling almost $40 million.
The company also committed $800,000 to launch a Newton Flight Academy in Turkey next year, following the successful launch earlier this year of Newton academies in Spain and Poland. The academy uses hands-on applications of the math and physics of flight to teach STEM skills to secondary school students.
"At Boeing, we're committed to helping students succeed. We want students to know that their future belongs to them — it has no boundaries," said Cheri Carter, vice president for global engagement at the company. "We believe our success as innovators depends on everyone coming together to inspire the next generation to share in our aerospace advancements. That's why we're investing more than 50 percent of our philanthropic dollars to fund high-impact education programs in the U.S. and abroad."
For a complete list of grant recipients, see the Boeing website.