The UPS Foundation, which leads the global citizenship programs for UPS (NYSE: UPS), announced today $15M in funding for non-profit organizations around the world, with a focus on the United States. The funding will aid communities impacted by the novel Coronavirus and support non-profits fulfilling their missions now and into the recovery phase.

The grants include an initial $1M directed toward urgent and immediate relief in the United States, including delivering life-sustaining healthcare supplies, providing essential food, supporting education, and sustaining financial security.

“For many local non-profit organizations, the dramatic increase in need, particularly in underserved communities, combined with the lack of volunteer support and uncertainty of ongoing funding, is creating a breaking point,” said Eduardo Martinez, President of The UPS Foundation and UPS Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer.

“Communities rely on UPS to deliver life-saving supplies and vital necessities. By tapping into the power of The UPS Foundation, along with the incredible strength of UPSers working every day to sustain our communities and support our neighbors,” he continued. “We are addressing the needs of non-profits who need our support now more than ever.”

The support reflects The UPS Foundation’s strategy of addressing immediate needs while also setting up people, communities and organizations for long-lasting success and recovery.

UPS employees provide more than three million volunteer hours within their communities each year, and have the opportunity to request local grants for the organizations where they volunteer.

Source: UPS