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The Baker Hughes Foundation is the primary philanthropic arm of BHGE.  The Foundation seeks to support organizations with shared values, demonstrated leadership, evidence of impact, financial soundness, and the capacity to implement initiatives and evaluate their success.  Any donations made by the Foundation reflect the Foundation’s commitment to furthering these purposes, and must be in compliance with applicable legal and ethical standards.  Through ongoing planning and analysis, the Foundation develops targeted initiatives and invites specific organizations to apply within those initiatives.

Education

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.

Inclusion

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 broader communities.

Rice University's IBB Girls STEM Initiative is an extensive preparatory program designed to immerse economically disadvantaged female high school rising sophomores and provide them with a solid foundation for college study.

Environment

The Foundation supports activities and programs that manage, conserve or sustain natural environments. From helping to keep land and water clean in communities to supporting some of the world's most pressing environmental challenges, the Foundation is prepared to help.

In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey in 2017, BHGE volunteers contributed to removing sand, trash and debris along Buffalo Bayou in Houston, Texas. In coordination with the Buffalo Bayou Partnership, these efforts supported a faster and heathier recovery of a critical waterway in the city.

Health

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.