The UPS Foundation was started in 1951, according to its website, “with a mission to help build stronger and more resilient communities around the world.”
While many foundations accept grant requests, UPS’ charitable arm works differently. According to its website, “the foundation doesn’t accept or respond to unsolicited grant proposals. Nonprofit funding is determined in one of two ways: The foundation solicits grant proposals from preeminent organizations within our focus areas or through a recommendation made by a UPS employee who is actively volunteering with the agency. The best way for your organization to be considered for funding by UPS is to engage UPS volunteers and then ask them to log their volunteer hours in the Neighbor-to-Neighbor tracking system. Any hours logged are open for funding opportunities by our local offices.”
Here’s its GuideStar page, where you can find current IRS tax returns with annual revenues, expenses, compensation to top officers and other financial information.