Maintaining a local focus and flexibility to respond to local needs is vital to Boeings charitable investment and employee engagement strategy. In order to succeed on this front, they focus their employee volunteer time and financial investments on issues that are of importance to each site and region of the world that their company operates. This local focus reinforces their global approach of creating opportunities in STEM education, workforce preparation and support for veterans and their families.
Additionally, qualifying charitable or educational organizations can apply for grants from the Employees Community Fund (ECF) of The Boeing Company, which has been empowering employees to pool their tax-deductible donations for greater impact for more than 60 years. Employee advisory boards work to locally distribute combined employee donations, which are made through recurring payroll deductions or one-time gifts, to nonprofits in their community. Boeing pays all administrative costs so 100 percent of every employee dollar helps strengthen local communities. ECF grants have gone toward community projects such as aiding the homeless, stocking food banks, helping at-risk children succeed in school, providing job training for the unemployed, funding critical health services, supporting veterans programs and more.
Some previously funded projects are highlighted on the funder's website at http://www.boeing.com/principles/community-engagement.page#/feature
ECF and other Boeing Community investments are managed locally and grant making strategies are tailored by locations to address the specific needs of their region. To see the funding priorities for your region, please visit the funder's website.