UPS Foundation: Grants for Disasters and Refugees

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 and refugee 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.

The UPS Foundation maintains a Humanitarian Relief Program whose geographic reach, like UPS, stretches the globe and pays close attention to developing refugee crises. 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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