Boeing Company: Grants for Climate Change

OVERVIEW: Boeing funds education, workforce development, the environment, financial stability, and health. Boeing's grantmaking focuses vary by state, but climate protection is prevalent.

IP TAKE:  Boeing's grantmaking guidelines vary between states. As a result, grantseekers must deeply research the foundation's climate change priorities in their state.  

PROFILE: Founded in 1901, the Boeing Company is the second largest aerospace and defense contractor in the world. Boeing's philanthropic giving supports "game-changing innovation" through thoughtful "investments, employee engagement and thoughtful advocacy efforts." Boeing funds education, workforce development, the environment, financial stability, and health. 

Boeing's climate-change related grantmaking supports “organizations that are leaders in what they do, demonstrate innovation, and align and collaborate with others to achieve workable solutions to community issues.” Boeing views climate change programs as "community issues" in need of "workable solutions." In a departure from other funders, Boeing allocates its grantmaking by subdividing its giving into 20 different state domains, which includes Washington, D.C.). Each state features different areas of focus. Boeing provides a user-friendly drop down to learn more about its giving to individual states and those states' past giving, deadlines, and contacts. While most of Boeing's state support funds climate-change, not all do. 

In addition to the Boeing Company's state-by-state giving, it offers the Employees Community Fund of The Boeing Company, which is solely funded by Boeing employee donations. It too breaks down its giving—and giving priorities—by state, and sometimes region within a state. There are 19 different Community Funds (across 17 different states, plus D.C.), and the website also provides an excellent drop-down menu for these purposes to share specific guidelines for each of these funds. Not all of these Community Funds are committed to funding climate concerns, but many are.

Grants often support established organizations across the United States. 

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