The Baker Hughes Foundation announced $750,000 in awards to charity groups that promote our principles and help local communities on Monday. The selected NPOs were nominated by Baker Hughes global employee resource groups (ERGs) for the third year in a row, in support of the Baker Hughes Foundation’s objective to promote education, opportunity, diversity, equity, and inclusion. This grant also demonstrates Baker Hughes’ commitment to furthering the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – specifically, SDGs 1 and 2.
Baker Hughes thinks that diverse ideas and viewpoints stimulate innovation and that our differences strengthen us. Our eight employee resource groups (ERGs) connect employees together based on personal qualities, life experiences, and shared interests, and they are critical in boosting employee engagement and involvement in our worldwide communities. These organizations have formed significant alliances with other nonprofits around the world in order to effect social change in areas such as education, opportunity, and equality.
These funds will benefit a variety of charities throughout North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, the Middle East, the United Kingdom, and sub-Saharan Africa.
The following charities have received grants from Baker Hughes Foundation to make a difference in their communities:
Nurturing Minds in Africa was nominated by the Multicultural ERG to promote great education, life skills, and entrepreneurship to enable girls in Tanzania become leaders in their communities.
Days for Girls was nominated by the Women’s Network to promote improving access to menstrual care and education, while Girls Inc. of Greater Houston was nominated to increase opportunities and rights for all girls.
Global Mentorship Initiative, which assists students and refugees in finding their first employment, and Fundación VASED, which assists in promoting projects that promote social innovation and the use of technology, were both nominated by the LatinX ERG.
LOROS Hospice was nominated by the Black Employee Network to support its mission of providing free, high-quality, compassionate care and support to terminally ill adult patients, and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital was nominated to advance cures and means of prevention for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment.
Human Rights Campaign Foundation and Humsafar Trust were nominated by the Pride@Work ERG to support LGBTQ+ community rights, equality, and inclusion.
Folds of Honor Foundation was nominated by the Veterans ERG to provide scholarship opportunities for military and first responder families, while the Society of American Military Engineers Foundation was recommended to encourage engineering leadership for the nation.