The UPS Foundation Commemorates Hispanic Heritage Month, Continues Long-Standing Partnerships To Empower The Hispanic Community

ATLANTA, GA-The UPS Foundation, which leads the global citizenship programs for UPS (NYSE: UPS), today announced continued support for the Hispanic community with a host of grantmaking programs and efforts focused on financial empowerment and education. Additionally, The UPS Foundation has been selected as the Hispanic Scholarship Fund’s (HSF) 2019 Corporate Partner of the Year for longstanding support. The award was presented on October 3rd at HSF’s Alumni Hall of Fame Gala held in New York City.

As the nation’s largest non-profit organization supporting Hispanic American higher education, HSF is focused on empowering Latino students and families with the knowledge and resources needed to successfully complete a higher education. The UPS Foundation has supported the organization since 1981, providing more than $3.2 million toward HSF’s Scholarship Program and Leaders in Education Awards. The scholarship program has helped more than 472 students. The organization is further supported by three UPS management employees who participate on HSF’s Advisory Council, helping to bring strategic insights and business knowledge to the organization.

“On this final day of Hispanic Heritage Month, we are humbled by the community’s recognition of UPS and The UPS Foundation, and proud to continue our support, especially in the areas of education and financial empowerment,” said Eduardo Martinez, UPS chief diversity and inclusion officer and president of The UPS Foundation. “Many of the children who have been supported through the years now have children of their own. The possibility of having an empowered life is being passed on to new generations.”

Martinez further states, “We’re not just providing funding to important organizations such as HSF, we’re providing our business expertise and experience, serving on boards and in other leadership roles, working side-by-side at volunteer events, and bringing our enthusiasm and passion to help create new opportunities.”

The HSF award was immediately preceded by an array of other awards recognizing UPS’s contributions to the Hispanic community. Among them:

Other Hispanic-focused non-profit organizations receiving support from The UPS Foundation include:

  • Aspira of America – offering financial education and training to Latino youth and their families.
  • Cuban-American National Council (CNC) – providing human services to the Hispanic community and people in need from all racial and ethnic groups.
  • Latin American Association – helping to provide education, training and employment services, including English Language Learning (ELL) and Adult ELL Teacher Training workshops.
  • UnidosUS – supporting educational leadership programs for Latino and Latina high school students, with programs such as Escalera, Entre Mujeres, and the President’s Council.

Support of the Hispanic community is part of UPS’s global commitment to diversity and inclusion for its employees, customers, suppliers and the neighborhoods where UPSers live and work. UPS’s Supplier Diversity strategy helps to create an inclusive environment in which diverse business owners can gain access into UPS’s global purchasing of products and services.