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The GE Foundation

We are committed to transforming our communities and shaping the diverse workforce of tomorrow by leveraging the power of GE

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GE Foundation is committed to inspiring the next generation of engineers to build a world that works.

Next Engineers

With engineering so core to GE, we recognize the need to pave the way for others, particularly in diverse populations who are woefully underrepresented in the field. Earlier this year, we announced a commitment of up to $100 million to create the Next Engineers program—a global college-readiness initiative to increase the diversity of young people in engineering. By 2030, our goal is to reach 85,000 students in 25 cities globally.

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Giving at a Glance

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$61.7
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in total GE Family giving in 2020

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$30.4
million

in GE Foundation in 2020

matching gifts
$16.8
million

in Matching Gifts in 2020

Workforce diversity

The GE Foundation is committed to developing a pipeline of diverse and well-trained workers. Across the U.S., the GE Foundation is helping to create more equitable access to opportunities for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education as well as help minority-owned companies compete for business with larger enterprises. In Massachusetts, we are working to address the advanced manufacturing skills gap across the North Shore.

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Programs and Contributions

Disaster & Humanitarian Relief

GE's Disaster & Humanitarian Relief program responds to major global disaster & humanitarian crises.

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The GE Foundation & Corporate Contributions

GE is committed to transparency in our philanthropy.

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GE Volunteers

GE Volunteers improve life & meet critical needs in communities where GE people live and work.

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GE Foundation matching gifts program

The GE Foundation created the concept of a corporate matching gift program in 1954. The program supports employees in their personal philanthropy/charitable giving by providing a 1:1 match. Today, the GE Foundation Matching Gifts Program continues to serve as an important element of the Foundation’s portfolio, with gifts matched in 2020 totaling $16.8 million. Learn more here.

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GE STAR Awards

The GE Foundation established the GE STAR Awards program in 1984 to provide competitive scholarships to children of eligible GE employees around the world. Since then, more than 14,500 awards have been given worldwide, totaling more than $19 million. The winners are chosen based on their academic record, extracurricular activities and community service, and personal experiences and goals as described in personal essays.

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Historical impacts

Decade of progress

The GE Foundation has been hard at work bringing innovative solutions to community health and STEM education, while responding to global disasters and humanitarian crises.

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Education & Skills

Then and today, we know the Future of Work is rooted in STEM. Through our education and skills program, Developing Futures and Developing Skills, we have invested more than $185 million since 2005 to support equity and quality in math and science education.

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Developing Health

In collaboration with national ministries of health, public and private health facilities, non-governmental organization, and academia, our Developing Health Globally™ and Developing Health U.S. programs have a long history of increasing access to quality healthcare in underserved communities around the world.

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The GE Foundation is an independent charitable organization funded by GE.

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Building a world that works for tomorrow.

Innovating technology to lift up quality of life around the world.

Our diverse portfolio and legacy enable us to make substantial impact on people and the planet for the better.

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The GE Foundation is committed to transforming our communities and shaping the diverse workforce of tomorrow.

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