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The GE Foundation

The GE Foundation recently celebrated 100 years of an enduring impact globally.

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

Next Engineers

In October 2022, GE Foundation’s Next Engineers, a global college and career readiness program to increase the diversity of young people in engineering, celebrated its first anniversary. The program provides students ages 13 to 18 with first-hand experiences in engineering concepts and careers and ultimately awards partial scholarships to pursue higher education in engineering. The Next Engineers program is located across four cities: Cincinnati, Ohio, and Greenville, South Carolina, in the U.S., along with Johannesburg, South Africa, and Staffordshire, England.

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GE Foundation Grant Supports Kentucky Flood Survivors

Giving at a Glance


via GE Businesses and GE Foundation


in 2022


in Matching Gifts in 2022

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 totaling over $1.5 billion since inception. Learn more here.

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GE STAR Awards

The GE Foundation established the GE STAR Awards program to provide competitive scholarships to children of eligible GE employees around the world. The program awards more than 15,000 scholarships worldwide, totaling more than $21 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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The GE Foundation is an independent charitable organization funded by GE.