About the Foundation
Making Sustainable Progress Possible
Since 1952, The Caterpillar Foundation has been dedicated to transforming lives in the communities where we live and work around the world. We champion programs that support environmental sustainability, access to education and the fulfillment of basic human needs.
With the support of Caterpillar Inc. and the help of our partners, the Foundation is investing $200 million over the next three years in programs that benefit the most powerful source of change on Earth – adolescent girls. When we improve the potential of young women to end poverty for themselves, their families and their communities, and help them prosper, it's the most powerful path to sustainable progress and growth. An investment no one can overlook.
How We're Making it Happen
Shift a Girl's Path.
Move Women Forward
Watch our recent video, as featured on CNN, which is inspiring new partnerships and action to benefit girls in developing countries around the world.
A Powerful Movement.
Join us in supporting the United Nations' Girl Up movement, and the International Day of the Girl which is "raising worldwide enthusiasm to help better girls' lives, providing an opportunity for them to show leadership and reach their full potential."
Change the World.
Research consistently shows that educating and empowering girls can break the inter-generational cycle of poverty. See why the Caterpillar Foundation is investing in 10X10, a fund that's bringing awareness to the challenges and values of educating girls.