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Baker Hughes Foundation Grants $750,000 to Global Nonprofits for Education, Equality, and Innovation


The Baker Hughes Foundation has declared a total grant of $750,000 to various non-profit organizations that align with their values and serve local communities. For the third year in a row, these organizations have been chosen by Baker Hughes’ global employee resource groups (ERGs) in line with the foundation’s mission to foster education, opportunity, diversity, equity, and inclusion. This grant also aligns with Baker Hughes’ commitment to the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), particularly SDG 10 which aims to reduce inequalities.

Baker Hughes acknowledges the power of unique ideas and perspectives in driving innovation, and believes that our differences make us stronger. Their eight ERGs, which bring together employees based on personal characteristics, life experiences, and shared interests, play a crucial role in promoting employee engagement and volunteerism in global communities. These groups have established strong partnerships with numerous nonprofits worldwide to address some of the world’s most pressing challenges, including education, opportunity, and equality.

The grants will collectively support a range of causes in North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East, United Kingdom, and sub-Saharan Africa. Here are the charities that have been awarded grants to make a difference in their communities:
  • The Multicultural ERG chose Nurturing Minds in Africa to support quality education, life skills, and entrepreneurship to help girls in Tanzania become leaders in their communities.
  • The Women’s Network selected Days for Girls to support increasing access to menstrual care and education and Girls Inc. of Greater Houston to increase opportunities and rights for all girls.
  • The LatinX ERG chose Global Mentorship Initiative to help students and refugees find their first job, and Fundación VASED, which aids in fostering projects that promote social innovation and the use of technology.
  • The Black Employee Network selected LOROS Hospice to support the mission to provide free, high-quality, compassionate care and support to terminally ill adult patients, and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital to advance cures and means of prevention for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment.
  • The Asian Pacific American Forum chose Companies for good to support children with special needs and the United Way of Hyderabad to empower women and equip them with the skills to work and educate the next generation.
  • The Enabled ERG chose Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect), which aims to provide the best opportunities for people on the autism spectrum by celebrating their strengths, interests, and aspirations.
  • The Pride@Work ERG chose Human Rights Campaign Foundation and Humsafar Trust to support LGBTQ+ community rights, equality, and inclusion.
  • The Veterans ERG chose Folds of Honor Foundation to provide scholarship opportunities for military and first responder families and the Society of American Military Engineers Foundation to foster engineering leadership for the nation.
“I’m proud of our rich cultural diversity around the globe and how much our employees care about strengthening our communities,” said Baker Hughes’ Chief Culture and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer and Baker Hughes Foundation Trustee Nicole Durham.

“Employee resource groups are just one of the many ways we are able to cultivate an inclusive culture and address the diverse needs within communities.”

To know more about Baker Hughes’ commitments in supporting its communities, click here.