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April 14, 2020
Reaching out with helping hands

The Caterpillar Foundation and Caterpillar team are providing support to our communities around the world in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic.

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March 30, 2020
Caterpillar Foundation Provides Global COVID-19 Support

The Caterpillar Foundation commits $8.5 Million to global COVID-19 response efforts.

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Febrary 3, 2020
Caterpillar Foundation provides support for coronavirus outbreak

Our thoughts are with the people of China and those impacted around the world impacted by the coronavirus outbreak. We are continuing to monitor the ongoing developments closely, as the health and safety of our employees is our top priority.

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January 16, 2020
Support for Customers and Dealers Helping Fight the Australian Bushfires

Our thoughts are with the people of Australia as bushfires rage across the region. As our customers and dealers help with the relief and recovery efforts, we are proud to support them as well as work in partnership with the American Red Cross.

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September 30, 2019
Reflecting on Global Goals Week: A Perspective from the Caterpillar Foundation President 

Last week, the Caterpillar Foundation team attended the United Nations’ 74th annual Global Goals Week in New York City. For more on the experience and how we’re helping to advance the Sustainable Development Goals, check out this update from Foundation President Asha Varghese..

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August 26, 2019
More than 375 volunteer for Caterpillar Victoria’s United Way Day of Caring

During the month of August, Caterpillar employees are giving back to our local communities by participating in the company’s annual United Way Appeal and volunteering their time at Day of Caring events. Learn how our Victoria facility is living united!

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July 31, 2019
Building the next generation of STEMinists

Jobs in STEM fields often go unfilled – and it’s a major concern. Find out how we’re tackling the issue in many ways, including making sure all students remain inspired and motivated to stick with STEM studies.

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March 7, 2019
Caterpillar Foundation Names New President

The Caterpillar Foundation has announced Asha Varghese as its new president.

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February 8, 2019
Kathryn Karol: Why Clean Water is Vital to Elevating Women and Girls out of Poverty

Access to clean and safe water is still out of reach for every one in nine people on Earth. The Caterpillar Foundation is on a mission to help – find out how.

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November 21, 2018

The Caterpillar Foundation has announced an investment with Second Harvest Japan that will provide more than 23,000 meals to those in need through food pantries, care packages and mobile pantries.

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July 27, 2018
Building a better world through the next generation of leaders

Caterpillar’s Global Government and Corporate Affairs Vice President Kathryn Karol shares three pieces of advice with the next generation of girl leaders that have helped her grow personally and professionally.


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June 18, 2018
A Partner for the Long Haul

Helping our customers build a better world doesn’t stop when disaster strikes


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May 10, 2018
Building a Better World in Victoria, Texas, Following Hurricane Harvey

Caterpillar Foundation Grant to Address Post-Hurricane Long-Term Housing Needs


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April 20, 2018
Caterpillar honored by Junior Achievement with U.S. President's Volunteer Service Award

Caterpillar volunteers provided students with critical mentoring and positive role models


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February 28, 2018
Michele Sullivan named AACSB 2018 Influential Leader

AACSB leaders are combining business leadership with passion and purpose to help build a better world.


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December 18, 2017
Caterpillar Foundation, Employees and Retirees Invest $11.2 Million in United Way

Funds will improve the lives of children, families and seniors in communities across the United States.


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November 28, 2017
Building a better world by giving back

On this #GivingTuesday, we celebrate our global Caterpillar team helping to build a better world.


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June 28, 2017
Building Better Communities for a Better World

Our product, technologies and solutions help build a better world every day. But, Building Better goes beyond the iron. It’s about building better communities. Together, Caterpillar, the Caterpillar Foundation and our employees are contributing time and resources to promoting the health and welfare of communities in which we work and live.


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April 26, 2017
Caterpillar Foundation President Michele Sullivan honored as a CAREERS & the disABLED's 2017 Employee of the Year

For a quarter of a century, CAREERS & the disABLED has been acknowledging and celebrating the personal and professional achievements of outstanding individuals with disabilities via its Annual Employee of the Year Awards.

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March 21, 2017
Caterpillar Foundation president shares her story through TED

Michele Sullivan debunks the myth that you can walk in others' shoes. Instead, "with compassion, courage and understanding, we can walk side by side and support one another."

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February 21, 2017
Caterpillar is Bold for Change

Caterpillar is proud to celebrate International Women's Day on March 8. Our company is committed to a diverse and inclusive environment that values and respects our global employees. As part of the Caterpillar Foundation's mission to alleviate poverty, we're empowering women and girls around the world to rise out of poverty.

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November 29, 2016
Caterpillar Celebrates #GivingTuesday by Giving the Gift of Power to Haiti’s St. Luke’s hospital.

This year, as Caterpillar and the Caterpillar Foundation celebrate #GivingTuesday, and the 35th anniversary of our 3500 engine, we also celebrate our gift of a 3500 generator to the St. Luke Foundation for Haiti.

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November 2, 2016
Empowering & Educating Women Around the World

Caterpillar Strongly believes in the power and importance of women and girls. Learn how the Caterpillar Foundation led efforts for the United Nation’s Girl Up Campaign and International Day of the Girl.

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September 24, 2016

To celebrate the anniversary of its 3500 engine, Caterpillar brings power to a Haitian hospital complex.

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September 20, 2016
The Caterpillar Foundation’s Role in Africa

For decades, Caterpillar has been part of some of the largest infrastructure projects in Africa. While the company has worked to help build the societal infrastructure there, the Caterpillar Foundation has been working to help build the continent’s human infrastructure.

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August 4, 2016
Empowering girls around the world

Right now, there are around 63 million girls around the world who aren't enrolled in school. And, there are 496 million girls over the age of 15 who can't read or write.

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April 14, 2016
Caterpillar Foundation Water Walk at bauma 2016

Over 660 million people in the world lack access to clean water. Millions of women and children spend up to four hours – every day – walking to collect water for their homes and families. This time spent carrying water is time not spent seeking an education or earning income. And, too often, the water carries diseases that can make everyone sick.

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March 14, 2016
Caterpillar Donates $500,000 for Preservation of Hemingway House in Cuba

The Finca Vigía Foundation is working with U.S. and Cuban partners to preserve one of the most significant monuments of American literature.

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December 10, 2015
Caterpillar Gives Record $13 Million in United Way Campaign

Caterpillar employees and retirees together with the Caterpillar Foundation have pledged a record more than $13 million to the United Way as part of its 2015-2016 campaign. The funds will improve the lives of children, families and seniors in communities across the United States.

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December 1, 2015
The #GivingTuesday Series: Celebrating Volunteerism at Caterpillar

In conjunction with #GivingTuesday and International Volunteer Day, we’re celebrating our employees who give back to their communities through volunteerism. #GivingTuesday, initially recognized in the United States on the first Tuesday in December, has become a global movement that celebrates and supports giving and philanthropy throughout the year. International Volunteer Day, recognized on December 5, was established by the United Nations to recognize the work and the profound impact achieved by volunteers and volunteerism.

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August 28, 2015
Caterpillar Foundation Partners with Feeding America to Help Feed Families and Children in Need

The Caterpillar Foundation recently made an investment to help those who struggle with hunger in communities where Caterpillar employees live and work.

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February 10, 2015
Caterpillar Foundation: 2014 Investments

Our partners are doing amazing work throughout the world, and we’re bringing them together to make their work even stronger.

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December 8, 2014
Our Partnership Philosophy.

The only way to accomplish our mission is a novel approach to partnership.

So we strive to facilitate collaboration and leverage the commonalities between our partners every step of the way.

In 2014, this approach gave life to the Caterpillar Foundation Partnership Summit. This first-of-its-kind event brought together leaders from our partner organizations to collaborate to alleviate extreme poverty.

We know collaboration is the best way to create a path to prosperity for all.

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November 13, 2013
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.

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A Powerful Movement. Empowering Girls.

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."

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Educate Girls. 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

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