OVERVIEW: Specific global development issues supported by Boeing vary depending on location. Generally, major grantmaking areas of interest revolve around access to quality K-12 education and early learning programs, economic growth and improving access to healthcare.
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PROFILE: Boeing is one of the largest defense and aerospace companies in the world. Its global charitable work reflects the company’s size and scope. In the global development space, Boeing concentrates its philanthropic efforts on increasing economic stability predominately through access to education; however, it names five areas of programmatic focus: education, environment, employee engagement, military and veteran engagement, and humanitarian relief. It also specifies areas of particular global development interest by location, which grantseekers are advised to read closely.
Boeing tends to award grants in areas of the world in which it has operations. This is a massive, multi-national organization that spans Southeast Asia, Latin America, Africa, the Middle East, Central, and former Eastern Europe. Boeing also awards grants in several developed nations.
Boeing largely gives to projects that include access to quality K-12 education and early learning programs. It also supports health and human services organizations in developing countries in an effort to encourage economic growth and improve access to healthcare. In addition, the company also seeks to improve economic opportunities in marginalized and underserved populations by awarding grants to organizations that run relevant skills training programs.
It is also worth noting that Boeing’s corporate philanthropy works in conjunction with its employee donations and volunteering efforts. This translates into a vested interest in strengthening and supporting locations around the world in which the company operates.
Boeing accepts deadline-driven letters of inquiry. Deadlines vary depending on geographic region. Once applications are reviewed, the company will invite organizations that have piqued their interests back to submit a full proposal.
- Lianne Stein, Vice President, Global Corporate Citizenship