Challenge: UPS was launching its community investment arm, The UPS Foundation, and needed guidance on its design, implementation and communication.    

Approach: APCO helped position UPS as a global leader in corporate philanthropy and volunteerism through business-aligned initiatives; built strategic relationships with partners, grantees and NGOs; created training curricula for managers; and helped increase awareness and recognition of their field-leading programs.

Results: APCO’s support enables The Foundation to achieve its business and community goals and has positioned UPS as a leader in philanthropy, community engagement and employee engagement. UPS was named Best Corporate Steward by the U.S. Chamber Foundation in 2013. In 2013 alone, UPS employees and their families recorded 1.8 million volunteer hours and The Foundation gave nearly $50 million to address business-aligned global issues including humanitarian relief, diversity, road safety and environmental sustainability.

Additional Results:
  • Named Best Corporate Steward by the U.S. Chamber Foundation in 2013
  • UPS employees and their families recorded 1.8 million volunteer hours in 2013
  • The Foundation gave nearly $50 million in 2013
  • Leaders within The Foundation are also sought-after speakers and nonprofit board members

From Our Client

“APCO has been instrumental in crafting creative and impactful programs for The UPS Foundation, which are helping millions of underserved and people in crisis throughout the world. APCO’s work has led the creation of communication platforms and approaches which have inspired UPS's internal workforce of 400,000 employees worldwide and external stakeholders in the community, civil society, public and private sectors in the 220 countries and territories served by UPS. Their efforts have created measurable value to our non-profit and NGO partners, their beneficiaries and the UPS enterprise.”

Eduardo Martinez
President,The UPS Foundation