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.
Our Future: Tomorrow's Innovators
By leveraging our corporate contributions and employee community engagement programs, Boeing is committed to helping students of all backgrounds achieve their full potential. We do this through innovative partnerships with community organizations that advance racial equity, promote academic success and build pathways to economic stability.
At Boeing, we work to create cradle-to-career pathways that strengthen and diversify the pipeline of skilled workers. We seek to improve kindergarten readiness -- particularly in mathematics -- to generate interest and sustained participation in STEM disciplines through hands-on, experiential learning. Our goal is to graduate more students who are ready to enter aerospace and advanced manufacturing careers and STEM-focused post-secondary education. We place special emphasis on students of color and others from communities typically underrepresented in STEM fields.
See how Boeing is inspiring the next generation of innovators by visiting our Education homepage.
Our Heroes: Veterans & Their Families
Boeing is committed to ensuring that our veterans and their families’ succeed in their next mission. From hiring and employment programs to grants and volunteer activities, Boeing seeks to ensure successful transition into civilian life.
We work to provide our global veteran communities with essential workforce transition support, rehabilitation and recovery programs that address visible and invisible wounds. We seek to increase service access and utilization rates among veterans and their families in need. We provide support for veterans and families from communities typically underrepresented in the military veteran ecosystem and those systematically disadvantaged by societal barriers.
Boeing acknowledges the service and sacrifice of our veterans and their families. We see the true value of veterans and their family members and actively work to further their success. We align with evidence-based programming so our military veterans and their families are able to thrive long after service.
Maintaining the 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 must continue to intensify and expand our focus and support to strengthen the communities where our employees live and work by applying sustainable solutions to local challenges. We place special emphasis on partnerships that advance economic mobility for communities of color, promote community wellbeing in underserved communities, and increase resources and support to break the cycle of incarceration.
This local focus connects to our global approach of creating opportunities in STEM education, workforce preparation and support for veterans and their families.
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.
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.
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.
In August 2021, Carol, who lives on the Navajo Nation in New Mexico with her husband, Walter, and their children and grandchildren, watched in awe as clean water poured out of a tap for the first time ever.
Boeing CEO Dave Calhoun honors retired Boeing employee and original WWII era Rosie the Riveter Mae Krier as she sits down with Sen. Bob Casey to discuss her storied past and the importance of pursuing STEM careers.
In observance of Veterans Day in the United States and Remembrance Day in Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom, company officials today announced a $10.4 million charitable grants package to support 102 nonprofit veterans organizations worldwide.
In 2018, investments in veterans' organizations increased 70 percent. These investments are just one part of Boeing’s overall corporate giving. These investments are just one part of Boeing’s overall corporate giving.
Boeing donates $6 million to the Thurgood Marshall College Fund and several Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) as part of its push to become an employer of choice in a highly competitive talent pool.
Joan Robinson-Berry, Boeing South Carolina’s vice president and general manager, says she’s a single link in a chain connecting the past to the present to the future in order to advocate for women’s roles in the aerospace industry.
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.