The UPS Foundation

Problem Solving when Disaster Strikes

UPS’s Humanitarian Relief & Resilience Program

Every year, millions of people lose access to food, water and shelter in a matter of minutes due to natural disasters. To bring immediate relief, UPS provides hands-on support and expertise to help communities bounce back when disaster strikes. We collaborate with others to create innovative solutions that strengthen communities so they are better prepared when future disasters occur.

UPS Commits $500,000 and Logistics Expertise in Support of Nepal Earthquake Recovery

Company Working with Partner Organizations to Provide Critical Relief Supplies, Assess Ongoing Recovery Needs
Press Release

ATLANTA, April 29, 2015 /3BL Media/ - The UPS Foundation, the philanthropic arm of UPS (NYSE: UPS), today announced an initial commitment of $500,000 (US) to aid in response and recovery efforts following the devastating earthquake on April 25 in Nepal. The UPS Foundation will contribute a combination of cash and in-kind support to  enable the provision of urgent relief supplies as well as potential on-the-ground logistics support for long-term recovery needs.

Arbor Day Foundation: Planting Trees and Inspiration

UPS has helped the Arbor Day Foundation Plant more than 400,000 trees

by Dan Lambe

The Arbor Day Foundation’s mission is to inspire people to plant, nurture, and celebrate trees. Founded in 1972, the centennial of the first Arbor Day observance in the 19th century, the Arbor Day Foundation has grown to become the largest nonprofit membership organization dedicated to planting trees, with over one million members, supporters, and valued partners. The impact the Arbor Day Foundation makes on our world is accomplished through our conservation and education programs.

WWF on Locally-Led Reforestation Projects

With UPS support, WWF helps locally-led organizations with reforestation efforts

by Niloofar Ganjian,

WWF works to conserve nature and reduce the most pressing threats to the diversity of life on Earth. Recognizing that the problems facing our planet are increasingly more complex and urgent, we have refined the way we work with an ambitious new strategy that organizes our efforts around six key areas: forests, oceans, freshwater, wildlife, food and climate.

Earth Day Network on Advocating for the Environment

UPS supports Earth Day Network’s global tree-planting efforts

by Kathleen Rogers

Earth Day Network (EDN) is the largest recruiter to the environmental movement in the world. Over one billion people across 192 countries will participate in Earth Day 2015, making it the largest civic observance in the world.

With over 50,000 partners, EDN supports and promotes environmental laws and civic participation to build environmental democracy since the first Earth Day in 1970. This year marks Earth Day’s 45th anniversary.

Swaziland – Free Trade Creates a World of Possibilities

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The UPS Foundation supports Heart for Africa, a charity that provides hope and care for children in the small African nation of Swaziland, and its 2,500 acre Project Canaan development.

The UPS Foundation Awards Keep America Beautiful Affiliates with Community Tree and Recovery Tree Planting Grants

More than 30 Communities Receive Grants Totaling $160,000 to Support Local Projects
Press Release

STAMFORD, Conn., June 3, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Keep America Beautiful (KAB) and The UPS Foundation today announced the recipients of the 2014 KAB/UPS Community Tree and Recovery Tree Planting Grants. More than 30 grants, totaling $160,000, are being awarded to KAB affiliates throughout the country.

UPS Mobilizes Its Disaster Relief Program To Support Oklahoma Recovery Efforts

Collaborates with Key Relief Organizations and Pledges Cash and In-Kind Support
Press Release

May 23, 2013 /3BL Media/ - UPS announced a coordinated plan with its key disaster relief partners that will provide urgent relief as well as strategic support for the long-term recovery efforts needed in Moore, Oklahoma, as well as Cleburne and Shawnee, following the devastation caused by the tornadoes that struck there earlier this week.

The Nature Conservancy and UPS: Reducing the Carbon Footprint of Global Commerce


The world’s largest shipping and logistics company has decided to invest in the environment.

Each year, more than 32 million acres of tropical forest — an area about the size of New York state — are cut down, releasing millions of tons of carbon emissions into the atmosphere.

Without action now, many of the world’s tropical forests will be lost by this century’s end. With these forests we will lose important species, natural resources and local livelihoods, as well as the opportunity to slow climate change.

ToolBank USA: Transforming Humanitarian Response


I was working at a homeless shelter in 2000 when I went to the Atlanta Community ToolBank to pick up tools for a volunteer project. Once described as “Home Depot on steroids”, I was awestruck by the thousands of shovels and rakes, hundreds of cordless drills and ladders, dozens of generators and miter saws, and nearly 170 other tool types ready for borrowing by charitable organizations.


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