FedEx awards $600,000 to nonprofits developing sustainable solutions

Grants will help organizations around the world

In early 2020, global lockdowns from the COVID-19 pandemic created a momentary pause in carbon emissions. Around the world, cities experienced a brief period of improved air quality, despite the unfortunate and tragic circumstances. The moment provided a glimpse of what is possible when we allow nature to rebound as the world works to tackle climate change. Rather than setting sustainable practices aside during the pandemic, FedEx doubled down on making sustainability an even more critical key business priority.

When we boldly committed to a goal of achieving carbon neutral operations in the next 19 years, it was with the belief that the individuals at FedEx will help achieve this goal. That is why in conjunction with the company’s new sustainability strategy, we launched the Priority Earth Global Grant Program in April 2021 to provide further support to nonprofits around the world who are developing sustainable solutions.

Over the past several weeks, thousands of FedEx team members voted to identify 12 nonprofits from across the six regions in which FedEx operates that will each be awarded a $50,000 USD grant, for a total FedEx investment of $600,000 USD toward sustainable solutions.  

• Gawad Kalinga (APAC)
• The Arbor Day Foundation (APAC)
• WWF - Canada (CAN)
• The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CAN)
• The Ocean Cleanup (EU)
• Rewilding Europe (EU)
• SOS Mata Atlantica (LAC)
• Pronatura (LAC)
• United Way Mumbai (MEISA)
• Solar Sister (MEISA)
• Ocean Conservancy (U.S.)
• Living Lands & Waters (U.S.)

Learn more about the grantees here.

“As operators of the world’s largest cargo airline and a network of thousands of delivery vehicles, we know the company plays a vital role in identifying and advancing solutions that address climate challenges,” said Mitch Jackson, Chief Sustainability Officer, FedEx Corporation. “We see working alongside nonprofits and investing in their effort as a critical part of the company’s strategy to drive the action and innovation needed to make a difference.”

This new investment as part of the Priority Earth Global Grant Program aligns with ongoing collaboration 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.