Focus On Giving

The UPS Foundation's Global Investment Strategy

At UPS, giving means more than writing a check. It means giving time and expertise to deliver measurable results to communities in need around the world. We focus both our financial and non-monetary contributions on organizations that help address the challenges of communities worldwide.

Our four focus areas leverage our business assets and expertise. These focus areas, coupled with our unparalleled support for United Way and the powerful impact of UPS volunteers, create a comprehensive portfolio for The UPS Foundation. 


The UPS Foundation seeks to support organizations that, like UPS and The UPS Foundation, do not discriminate in the delivery of charitable services and support diversity, community safety, environmental sustainability and volunteerism. Accordingly,an applicant must certify that it is compliant with The UPS Foundation's Grantee Non-Discrimination Policy in order to receive a grant from The UPS Foundation (policy set forth below). Any organization that receives a grant and is later found to be noncompliant with The UPS Foundation's Grantee Non-Discrimination Policy, as determined in the sole discretion of The UPS Foundation based on all appropriate facts and circumstances, will be required to return all or part of the grant.


Grantee Non-Discrimination Policy

Organizations seeking financial support from The UPS Foundation must certify that their charitable and/or educational programs and services are offered and provided to the intended beneficiaries without discrimination on the basis of race, color, gender, national origin, religion, disability, medical condition, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran or military status, pregnancy, ancestry, age or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, county or local laws, regulations or ordinances.

Notwithstanding the preceding, organizations that offer gender-based programs or have programs and services designed to benefit a specific population will not be considered discriminatory for this reason alone.

Effective June 1, 2007, The UPS Foundation no longer accepts or responds to unsolicited proposals.


Focus Areas


The diversity of UPS employees drives our business success. We support the company's commitment to diversity by supporting economic empowerment, leadership and inclusion opportunities for the under served and under represented.


Community Safety

We are dedicated to preserving the safety and well being of communities around the world. Leveraging the company's human capital, transportation resources and logistics expertise, we are focused on two core areas to help achieve this goal. 


Humanitarian Relief Program

As a leader in global logistics, we dedicate our expertise, innovative technologies and resources to support communities worldwide in disaster preparedness, relief and recovery efforts.


Road Safety

UPS's drivers are recognized year after year as being among the safest on the road. UPS Road Code is an innovative community safety partnership that connects young people with UPS's safe-driving methods and the expertise of our drivers, making roads safer in communities across the globe.


We also fund the United Nations Decade of Action for Road Safety. Our funding of this global program helps impart road safety methods for fleet and emergency drivers in developing nations.



In our business and through The UPS Foundation's investments, we are committed to operating sustainably, doing our part to protect and preserve the environment. Our support for environmental programs focuses on carbon reduction efforts, reforestation and conservation, and environmental research and education.



Volunteerism is part of who we are at UPS. Our employees give an average of 80 hours of their time every year to volunteer. Funding from the Foundation supports our nonprofit partners with building volunteer capacity, creating more effective nonprofit organizations, leadership development and technology enhancements.