Louisville, KY -- July 7th, 2017 -- The Backside Learning Center received a $15,000 grant from The UPS Foundation, which drives global corporate citizenship and philanthropic programs for UPS (NYSE: UPS).
The grant will be used toward their organizational development efforts.
The Backside Learning Center at Churchill Downs is a non-profit dedicated to improving the lives of equine workers and their families through educational programs and social services. Current programs include adult English as a Second Language courses, after school academic support for the children of equine workers, bike, art and music workshops and more. This grant is so important because it will ensure that these programs continue to run and that new programs can start successfully.
Established in 1951 and based in Atlanta, Ga., The UPS Foundation identifies specific areas where its backing clearly impacts social issues. In support of this strategic approach, The UPS Foundation has identified the following focus areas for giving: volunteerism, diversity, community safety and the environment.
In 2016, UPS and its employees, active and required, invested more than $116.6 million in charitable giving around the world. The UPS Foundation can be found on the web at UPS.com/foundation. To get news direct, visit pressroom.ups.com/RSS.
"The UPS Foundation is honored to support The Backside Learning Center's efforts to educate the horse workers and their families, " said Eduardo Martinez, President of the UPS Foundation and chief diversity and inclusion officer at UPS. "Our goal is to fund powerful programs that make a lasting difference to the global community."