Local Grantmaking: Utah - Our Future & Our Heroes Grants


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Grant amount: Unspecified amount

Anticipated deadline: May 10, 2020 (Full proposal)

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Project / Program

Location of project: Counties in Utah: Davis County, Salt Lake County, Tooele County, Weber County

Location of residency: United States

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Note: Boeing’s grantmaking is by invitation only. All organizations must be invited to submit a proposal. Once you've determined your organization is eligible for support, email the Community Investor (chris.bray [at] boeing.com) to request a preliminary application form. Once this form has been submitted you may be invited to submit a full proposal.


For more than 100 years, Boeing has been innovating to meet the needs of a dynamic, fast-paced, global environment. Our understanding of how to best connect and support people, businesses and communities allows us to operate and create value in, and for, almost every region of the world. Part of our unique approach includes a deep and enduring commitment to global community engagement. Boeing’s charitable partnerships and contributions are strategic in focus, promote societal growth and drive positive, lasting change in the communities where our employees and their families live and work. To this end, Boeing grants are focused on measureable, outcome based opportunities that inspire our future, empower our heroes and strengthen the communities we call home. These fall within our holistic strategy to support programs and organizations that help create the right opportunities for people and our communities.

Boeing’s Focus in Utah
Boeing’s relationship in Utah began in 1927 when a Boeing Air Transport touched down in Salt Lake City. The state was one of many stops along an air route between Chicago and San Francisco. Since then, Utah has become a hub for Boeing business. Today, facilities provide specialized parts for Boeing Commercial Airplanes and important services for the company’s defense customers. We work within Boeing’s Global Engagement strategies to develop a plan tailored to the particular needs of our region.

Our Future: Tomorrow’s Innovators
  • Goal: Create cradle to career pathways to strengthen and diversify the pipeline of skilled workers entering today’s dynamic labor market. Advance 21st Century skills such as knowledge acquisition, creativity, innovation, critical thinking, problem solving, collaboration, media and technology literacy, self-direction, and adaptability skills. 
  • Concentration:
    • Early Learning: Increase the number of kindergartners who are ready for school, particularly in mathematics.
    • Primary & Middle School: Generate interest and sustained participation in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines through hands-on, experiential learning and 21st century skills development (including STEAM or integrated arts education). 
    • High School:  Graduate more students who are ready to enter STEM related or other high demand careers and/or STEM focused post-secondary education through high-quality career connected learning programs.
    • Workforce Preparation: Prepare veterans, under-skilled adults and young adults for living wage jobs in high demand sectors.
  • Note: All STEM or STEAM proposals must support school district STEM strategies and be able to detail measurable outcomes.

Our Heroes: Veterans & Families

  • Goal: Build better lives for veterans, service members and their families.
  • Concentration:
    • Workforce Transition: Invest in high-quality training and skill development programs for veterans and their families. 
    • Recovery and Rehabilitation: Support hands-on recovery programs focusing on the following:
      • Veteran suicide prevention
      • Post-traumatic stress
      • Moral and physical injuries

Our Home: Dynamic Communities - Environment

View the grant page for Boeing's Our Home grant program here

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • All applicants for charitable support from The Boeing Company must be U.S.-based §501(c)(3) charitable organizations in current standing with the IRS.
  • Geographic focus:
    • Our Future: Areas include Salt Lake, Ogden, Davis and Tooele Counties.
    • Our Heroes: Boeing supports organizations focused on transitioning service members, veterans and family engagement in Salt Lake, Ogden, Davis and Tooele Counties.


  • We place emphasis on sustainable, scalable, and replicable programs beyond the period of investment. 
  • We emphasize programs that are catalysts for positive and systemic change and have a broad base of community support.
  • While we recognize that there are many factors affecting individual and community well-being, we place emphasis on addressing prevailing socio-cultural factors, such as disparities between populations, in our grantmaking. 


  • We do not support these types of organizations:
    • Organizations with practices that are inconsistent with company goals and policies
    • Organizations that denigrate or advocate discrimination or violence toward any racial, ethnic or cultural group
    • Political candidates or organizations
    • For-profit businesses, including third-party fundraisers, or public institutions
    • U.S. hospitals, hospital foundations, medical research, and health-related awareness campaigns
  • We do not support individual schools or programs serving schools, including:
    • School-affiliated orchestras, bands, choirs, athletic teams, drama groups, yearbooks, or class parties
    • Travel, competitions, or field trips
    • Student tuition or tuition-based extracurricular programs
  • We do not support these types of requests/activities:
    • Religious activities, in whole or in part, for the purpose of furthering religious doctrine (Faith-based organizations must provide services to all clients regardless of denomination and without expectation of clients’ participation in religious activities.)
    • Capital campaigns, memorials, and endowments
    • Individuals or families
    • Dissertations and student research projects
    • Loans, scholarships, fellowships, and grants to individuals
    • Travel expenses
    • Adoption services
    • Nonprofit- and school-sponsored walk-a-thons, athletic events and athletic group sponsorships other than Special Olympics
    • Advertising, t-shirts, giveaways, and promotional items
    • Printing for auction booklets, tickets, or one-time use items (i.e. invitations or flyers)
    • Door prizes or raffles
    • Athletic events and teams
    • Debt reduction
    • Computing equipment
    • Documentary films and publications
    • Media campaigns and advertising
    • Gifts, honoraria, gratuities, and awards
    • Individual cultural and ethnic festivals and community theaters, choral groups, and orchestras