Boeing's Outreach ... $50+ Million in Grants to 500 Nonprofits Worldwide and Special $25M for Veterans' Programs
Boeing announces their contributions to make the world a better place withmore than$50 millionin grants to more than 500 nonprofit organizations across 50 countries globally.The annual contributions include a three-year commitment of more than$25 millionin support of veterans' recovery and rehabilitation programs and transition services.
[NYSE: BA]announced the charitable grants package will fund programs through 2018 and supplement an anticipated$117 millionin company-wide business and employee contributions to similar causesbringing Boeing's total community investments to approximately$167 millionthis year alone.
Dennis Muilenburg, Boeing chairman, president and chief executive officer said that theyaspire to be a top performer in every area of their business, and that includes leading in the communities where their employees and their families live and work, and that by harnessing their teammates' unique skills and passion for giving, their professional networks and partnerships, and their financial resources, they will inspire the dreamers and doers of tomorrow and drive positive, lasting change in their communities across the globe.
Anchored by local and regional employee-engagement activities, Boeing charitable grants are geared toward developing tomorrow's innovators through investment in the skills required in today's modern workplace, and supporting military veterans and their families transitioning into the civilian workforce. At a local level, Boeing investments address unique challenges and issues that are critical to those communities where the company operates.
In the U.S., some of the largest Boeing grants will supportFIRST Roboticsand its focus on primary, middle and high school STEM proficiency and diversity,USO Pathfinderand its holistic military transition services, andNational Fund for Workforce Solutionsthrough its Boeing on-the-job training program that focuses on strengthening the manufacturing workforce pipeline.
Outside the U.S., Boeing's engagement includesLearning Links Foundationto help trainIndia'snext generation of aviation workers;Ladies Learning Codeto develop 21stcentury skills in children and adults in communities all acrossCanada; andNewton Internationalto place experiential aerospace education in the hands of children in several European countries.