The UPS Foundation, which leads the global citizenship programs for UPS, will award more than US$10m in grants to advance diversity and inclusion programs this year.
The grants will be awarded to 44 different organizations to help support programs focused on economic empowerment, education/scholarships, work training, and social and gender equality.
Eduardo Martinez, president of The UPS Foundation and chief diversity and inclusion officer at UPS, said, “We are honored to collaborate and fund organizations that drive measurable change around the world.
“Advancing the diversity and inclusion movement is a cornerstone of our company’s values. Our support for initiatives that will make a real difference in people’s lives in our communities is an extension of our dedication to help advance social and gender equality around the globe.”
One of the grant recipients is the International Trade Center (ITC), a multilateral agency created by the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the United Nations (UN) that contributes directly to 10 of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, including quality education, gender equality and decent work and economic growth.
The UPS Foundation grant and partnership with ITC will be the centerpiece in the creation of the UPS Women’s Exporter Program, designed to train thousands of women in cross-border trading.