UPS Foundation grants $2M to forestry projects

The UPS Foundation is focusing its attention on a forestry initiative
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The UPS Foundation is focusing its attention on a forestry initiative.

The UPS Foundation will mark United Parcel Service Inc.'s global volunteer month in October by giving $2.2 million in grants to fund a forestry initiative.

Organizations getting money include DonorsChoose.org, the Earth Day Network, Keep America Beautiful Inc., National Arbor Day Foundation, National Council for Science and the Environment, National Parks Foundation, The Nature Conservancy, Student Conservation Association, The World Resources Institute and World Wildlife Fund Inc.

The UPS Foundation also will start a year-long effort to support employee volunteer activities to plant more than 1 million trees around the world, beginning with tree-planting initiatives in China, Canada, Haiti, the Netherlands, Norway, Russia, Uganda and the United States by the end of 2013.

The UPS Foundation is the charitable arm of Atlanta-based United Parcel Service (NYSE: UPS).

From the Atlanta Business Chronicle.

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