To celebrate 40 years of Prologis, this year, the Prologis Foundation wanted to make a big impact. Each of the company’s six regions received $40,000 USD to donate to non-profits of their choice. From the U.S. to Latin America, across Europe to Asia, the Prologis Foundation's donations, totaling $240,000 USD, helped support non-profits focused on youth education, workforce development, personal health and humanitarian efforts. Each region’s donations build upon existing relationships, deepening the company’s community relationships.
Take a quick trip around the globe to read about how each region chose to give their grant:
The U.S. East Region donated to Rocking the Boat, Inc., a neighboring organization to one of our industrial facilities in the Bronx that’s focused on youth development. The region also gave to Agape Community Center Inc. and Jack and Jill Childrens Center, Inc., organizations that give young people outlets to develop their technical skills, as well as resources and support programs to continue their education.
In the U.S. Central Region, the team wanted to make an impact in promoting education and community development. They gave to Big Shoulders Fund, which supports education for under-served children in Chicago, Austin Street Center, one of Dallas’ largest homeless shelters, Generation One that addresses childhood development in at-risk communities.
Building on existing causes the team is passionate about, the U.S. West Region focused on career skills training and youth education. They chose organizations known for their community impact and trusted partnerships, including the Unity Council, which offers housing, career, food and education services, San Leandro Education Foundation that gives academic assistance to public school students, Cypress Mandela Training Center Inc., which provides free skills training and employment assistance, and Newark Educational Foundation enables science, technology and arts programs for their local school district.
Many donations layer on to existing organizational relationships as many of the teams have volunteered with these groups through Prologis IMPACT Day.
In Latin America, teams focused in on both physical and nutritional health through Brazil’s donation to the food bank Banco de Alimentos Associação Civil.
In the UK the team chose an organization that was personal to employees. Birmingham Children’s Hospital has saved the lives of employees loved ones. Our German colleagues gave to Kinderhilfezentrum Düsseldorf, a welfare center that helps children and young adults who have suffered from abuse. Poland donated to Empowering Children Foundation which offers services to address violence and sexual abuse of children.
Japan directed its philanthropy efforts to Yahaba Yurikago and Tokai Social Welfare Program, organizations that support childcare and community wellbeing. In addition to these donations, they host a range of events, including community festivals, at Prologis facilities in these neighborhoods.
Many donations were made to youth-centered causes, and the team in China was no exception. They gave to the Beijing Meet Charity Foundation which promotes health and education for children, as well as Love Save Pneumoconiosis, a foundation devoted to treating rural migrant workers suffering from lung disease.
I’m proud to be part of a company that has been helping strengthen the global supply chain for four decades – and even more proud that our company’s success allows us to support non-profits in the communities where we do business. These organizations are doing incredible work to help address critical needs in their communities. Prologis employees often volunteer with many of these nonprofits and/or support them financially through our annual matching gifts program. Our 40th anniversary grants are just one more way we endeavor to help strengthen the economic and social fabric of the communities we are privileged to serve.