Boeing [NYSE: BA] has announced a USD 10.6m donation to support 20 nonprofits that are working to address racial equity and social justice in the United States, the company said.
Investments are aimed at elevating underserved communities, combating systemic racism and advancing racial equality in the United States
The funding package is part of the company´s previously announced multi-year commitment that includes a mix of local and national-level grants aimed at increasing the number of minority and underserved students pursuing science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education and diversifying the aerospace talent pipeline. Grant money also will fund programs that work to address criminal justice reform and health care gaps in underserved and minority communities.
The donation builds on Boeing´s history of partnering with organizations that improve access for and address inequities in communities of color. Over the past five years, Boeing has invested more than USD 120 million to support underserved communities — including racial equity and social justice programs in those US communities.