Boeing

A Century of Positive Community Change

Game-changing innovation will always be at the heart of Boeing. And just as our business has evolved to meet the challenges of a global marketplace, so has our approach to community engagement.

Through purposeful investments, employee engagement and thoughtful advocacy efforts, Boeing and its employees support innovative partnerships and programs that align with our strategic objectives, create value and help build better communities worldwide. This includes improving access to globally competitive learning as well as workforce and skills development, and supporting our military and veteran communities.

See how Boeing and its employees give their time, talent and resources in communities around the world.

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    By the Numbers

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    Our Future: Tomorrow's Innovators

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    By leveraging our total resources, including corporate grants, partnerships with higher educational institutions and employee volunteerism, Boeing is committed to helping children and youth achieve their potential through educational enrichment and support programs that promote academic success, independence and economic sustainability.

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    Our Heroes: Veterans & Their Families

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    Not only do we deliver innovative and agile equipment, capability and services to our nation’s military, we are committed to making sure that our armed forces continue to have the advantage after their service is done. From our hiring and employment programs to our grants and volunteer activities, we want to help them and their families’ transition successfully into civilian life.

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    Military Skills Translator Tool
    Transition Support
    Community and Family
    Employee Profiles
    Feature Stories

    Our Home: Dynamic Communities

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    Maintaining a local focus and flexibility to respond to local needs is vital to Boeing’s charitable investment and employee engagement strategy. In order to succeed on this front, we focus our expertise and employee volunteerism on issues that are of importance to each site and region of the world our company operates.

    Our Employees

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    Going beyond financial support, Boeing employees share their time and skills to build better communities worldwide through mentorship, community service projects and board service to nonprofit organizations.

    Employees Community Fund
    One of the largest employee-owned and managed funds of its kind in the world, the Employees Community Fund (ECF) of The Boeing Company has been empowering employees to make greater impact by pooling their tax-deductible donations for more than 60 years. Employee advisory boards provide combined employee donations to nonprofits in their community through ECF grants. Boeing pays all administrative costs so 100 percent of every employee dollar helps strengthen local communities.

    Seeking Support

    As a stakeholder in the success of our communities, we lead responsibly to help address challenges that are bigger than any one company’s interests. Our contributions and efforts are focused on making a significant difference in the lives of people around the world–now and for generations to come. We support organizations that are leaders in what they do, demonstrate innovation, and align and collaborate with others to achieve workable solutions to community issues. Our community investments are managed locally and grant making strategies are tailored by locations to address the specific needs of their region.

    Please select your state or country to learn more about Boeing’s processes and priorities for each specific area of giving.

    For more information about grant eligibility, please review our grants exclusion guidelines.

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    The Employees Community Fund (ECF) of The Boeing Company

    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.

    • ECF makes grants to U.S.-based IRS 501(c)(3) qualified charitable or educational organizations
    • U.S. organizations need a 501(c) (3)-qualified tax ID number to apply.

    Find your state or region below for specific ECF grant making guidelines.

    Feature Stories

    F-15 Engineer Shares Passion for Flight

    F-15 Engineer Shares Passion for Flight

    August 11, 2016 in Defense

    A Boeing F-15 engineer’s homemade flight simulator fosters STEM careers for elementary school students in St. Louis.

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    Boeing Creates Rube Goldberg Competition for Students

    Boeing Creates Rube Goldberg Competition for Students

    July 25, 2016 in Community

    A Rube Goldberg machine is an over-engineered apparatus designed to perform a simple task through a complicated chain reaction.

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    Learning Liftoff

    Learning Liftoff

    February 18, 2016 in Community

    Boeing Engineers Teach Rocket Science to Kids.

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    College Students Tackle Boeing's Design-Build-Fly Challenge

    College Students Tackle Boeing's Design-Build-Fly Challenge

    January 19, 2016 in Community

    Engineering students are teaming up to learn enough about aerodynamics, manufacturing and collaboration so that they can design, build and fly an aircraft.

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    Naval Academy Wins 2015 Service Academy Capstone Project

    Naval Academy Wins 2015 Service Academy Capstone Project

    May 8, 2015 in Defense

    Boeing challenged teams from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, the U.S. Naval Academy and the U.S. Air Force Academy to engineer energy independence for forward operating bases by 2040.

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    Students Launch into Learning

    Students Launch into Learning

    May 19, 2015 in Technology, Community

    A little wood, tape and glue go a long way to inspire future innovators at the Boeing Engineering Challenge in St. Louis.

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    A Riveting Start to a Career

    A Riveting Start to a Career

    February 17, 2015 in Community

    Boeing and community partners have teamed up to provide free training programs in sheet metal assembly, composites and electrical work in order build up a pool of Boeing assembly mechanic candidates near St. Louis.

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    Boeing's Humanitarian Delivery Flight Program Soars

    Boeing's Humanitarian Delivery Flight Program Soars

    February 13, 2015 in Community

    Nearly 50 airlines participate in the program by using the cargo holds of brand-new airplanes to transport much-needed aid, such as defibrillators and antibiotics, around the world.

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    Boeing Volunteers Honor Veterans by Rebuilding their Home

    Boeing Volunteers Honor Veterans by Rebuilding their Home

    November 11, 2014 in Community

    Boeing volunteers converge on an apartment complex to rebuild not only cracking sidewalks, but also the spirit of the veterans who live there.

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    On a Roll: Boeing Helps Spread Goodwill by the Truckload

    On a Roll: Boeing Helps Spread Goodwill by the Truckload

    October 10, 2014 in Community

    More than 40,000 community partners nationwide count themselves as beneficiaries of giving from Boeing and its employees.

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    Scanning the Field

    Scanning the Field

    June 9, 2014 in Community, Defense

    Students in the Unmanned Aircraft Systems degree program at the University of North Dakota are logging hours on a Boeing/Insitu Scan Eagle simulator, jumpstarting their careers.

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    Blue Angels Show STEM Spirit

    Blue Angels Show STEM Spirit

    May 8, 2014 in Community

    Thousands watch in awe as the Blue Angels perform at the Spirit of St. Louis Air Show, inspiring the aviators of tomorrow.

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