FedEx Awards $600,000 to 12 Nonprofits Dedicated to Addressing Climate Challenges
$50,000 grants distributed across six regions worldwide to organizations advancing sustainable solutions
MEMPHIS, TN, May 24, 2021 – FedEx Cares, FedEx Corp.’s global community engagement program, announced today that 12 nonprofits will each receive a $50,000 USD grant in recognition of their work in advancing sustainable solutions to improve the environment.
As part of the Priority Earth Global Grant Program, FedEx team members reviewed a list of remarkable nonprofit organizations around the globe. Close to 3,000 employees participated, helping to select the two nonprofits from each of the six regions that will be awarded a $50,000 grant.
In total, FedEx is donating $600,000 toward sustainable solutions across these notable nonprofits:
- United States
- Latin America-Caribbean
- Middle East, India, and South Africa
- Asia Pacific
“Our planet needs new solutions, innovation and technology to build a sustainable future,” said Mitch Jackson, Chief Sustainability Officer, FedEx Corporation. “This global grant program is an extension of our ongoing commitment to investing in NGOs making the world move more sustainably. Each of them are driving real change by developing sustainable solutions that will benefit the environment and our Earth – the address we all share.”
This Priority Earth Global Grant Program aligns with ongoing collaborations between FedEx and organizations that are leading the development of innovative solutions to address climate change, such as the Rocky Mountain Institute and World Resources Institute. It also builds on the company’s monetary pledge to Yale University to help establish the Yale Center for Natural Carbon Capture.
For more information about Priority Earth and our recently announced goal to achieve carbon neutral operations by 2040, visit the Priority Earth site at https://www.fedex.com/en-us/sustainability.html.
To learn more about FedEx Cares, visit fedexcares.com.
About FedEx Corp.
FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) provides customers and businesses worldwide with a broad portfolio of transportation, e-commerce and business services. With annual revenue of $79 billion, the company offers integrated business solutions through operating companies competing collectively, operating collaboratively and innovating digitally under the respected FedEx brand. Consistently ranked among the world’s most admired and trusted employers, FedEx inspires its more than 570,000 team members to remain focused on safety, the highest ethical and professional standards and the needs of their customers and communities. FedEx is committed to connecting people and possibilities around the world responsibly and resourcefully, with a goal to achieve carbon-neutral operations by 2040. To learn more, please visit about.fedex.com