UPS Foundation: Grants for Disasters

OVERVIEW: The UPS Foundation, the charitable wing of its corporate affiliate, provides disaster relief organizations with full package assistance. The foundation awards grants for natural disaster response, relief, and recovery, as well as global humanitarian crises.

IP TAKE: Those fortunate enough to get UPS funding gain access to a plethora of resources through which to enact positive change in disaster zones. 

PROFILE: The UPS Foundation offers comprehensive funding for disaster relief. UPS offers grant support, inventory-tracking software tools, transport vehicles, and volunteers from its logistics management teams as part of grant packages. While the foundation does not have separate programs that address disaster relief, UPS offers indirect aid through full-package logistical assistance. This package often includes large grants, trucks, inventory-tracking software, and teams of technical experts who guide grantee organizations on how to disseminate food, medical supplies, and other necessary goods as efficiently and rapidly as possible.

While the UPS Foundation no longer maintains a Humanitarian Relief Program, it sometimes grants disaster relief aid in the form of transportation logistics. Grant awards often include large-scale grants with continued support. As a result, awards are given on a competitive basis. Grants are awarded on an invitation-only basis. 

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