Baker Hughes Foundation
Building on decades of philanthropy
The Baker Hughes Foundation is the primary philanthropic arm of BHGE. The Foundation seeks to support organizations that demonstrate leadership, evidence of impact, financial soundness, and the capacity to implement initiatives and evaluate their success. Any donations made by the Foundation will generally reflect the Foundation’s commitment to furthering these purposes, and must be in compliance with applicable legal and ethical standards.
The Foundation supports educational advancement generally in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) curriculum and skills. While we have traditionally given to universities to enhance engineering and science education, we're increasingly focused on investment in secondary education.
We're investing in youth to give educators and students access to technology and tools to help them thrive. The Foundation partners with FIRST Global to elevate STEM in youth around the world. FIRST Global, like its sister organization FIRST, uses interactive robotics competition as an alternative way to promote STEM in young people.
The Foundation supports organizations that help all individuals achieve their fullest potential. Many of these initiatives are grassroot, employee-led programs supported by the Foundation to balance opportunity for individuals to succeed, which in turn uplifts families and even communities.
In partnership with Rice University, BHGE Girls is a summer camp program for academically outstanding females at Chavez High School.
The Foundation supports activities and programs that manage, conserve or sustain natural environments.
The Foundation supports activities and programs that enable people to increase control over, and to improve, their health and wellness. Fundraising at BHGE is employee-driven.
Inspired by good health in 2018, the BHGE Fullstream Team organized in support of finding an end to multiple sclerosis through the MS-150 bike ride and raised over $160,000.
To support the work of qualified public charities, the Foundation may match qualified gifts made by employees of Baker Hughes, a GE company. In all cases, to be qualified for a matching contribution, the proposed recipient must meet the Foundation’s due diligence requirements and comply with any applicable governance (including anti-corruption) processes.
The Foundation does not accept unsolicited proposals. Through ongoing planning and analysis, the Foundation develops targeted initiatives and invites specific institutions and organizations to apply within those initiatives.