The Employees Community Fund of The Boeing Company (known as ECF or the Fund) is a unique employee-owned and directed giving program that allows employees to support the needs of their local communities via tax-deductible recurring payroll deductions or one-time gifts.
Employee contributions are either directed to an ECF pooled fund or to an eligible nonprofit of the employee's choice through payroll deductions or one-time gifts. Boeing pays all administrative costs for the Fund so that 100% of every employee dollar contributed goes to support the community. More than 4,000 nonprofit organizations benefit each year from the average $31 million in employee contributions each year.
ECF is actually made up of many locally owned, employee-managed pooled funds at more than 60 sites around the world. Each Fund tailors its giving to meet community needs.
Funding decisions for the pooled funds are the sole responsibility of local ECF boards or committees in accordance with the best interests of the community and its membership. Board and committee members perform their duties on an unpaid volunteer basis, usually spending a good deal of personal time on their duties.
Each ECF board and committee is responsible for carefully studying organizations that appeal for support in accordance with all governing Boeing policies, regulations and operating procedures. Additionally, local ECF boards and committees are responsible for all follow-up, decision making and reporting to its membership.
Note: While a few funds may exist outside the United States, ECF is primarily a U.S. program at this time.