The UPS Foundation awards Atlanta Botanical Garden $5 million for sustainable expansion

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What’s new: The UPS Foundation will give a $5 million grant to support a nearly eight-acre expansion of Atlanta Botanical Garden, linking it to the popular BeltLine trail system and helping create a more sustainable city. Psst! The expansion will also make the Garden Atlanta’s first attraction directly accessible from the BeltLine’s 22-mile loop – that’s huge!  

A partnership that just makes sense: The project is aimed at creating a more walkable, bikeable and biodiverse urban environment that relies less on cars as Atlanta’s population continues to grow. That goal complements our commitment to reducing environmental impact and planting 50 million trees around the world by 2030

UPS is proudly headquartered in Atlanta and The UPS Foundation’s support of Atlanta Botanical Garden’s expansion drives our goal of creating a more resilient, just and sustainable city," said Nikki Clifton, president of The UPS Foundation. “When companies, communities and organizations come together for good, the impact grows throughout our city.” 

“UPS is truly a visionary company that shares the Garden’s commitment to sustainability and a healthy planet,” Garden President & CEO Mary Pat Matheson said. “We are so grateful for their tremendous support of our mission.” 

You heard it here first: The expansion will include new display gardens, water features, a visitor center, café and exhibit areas with a goal for completion by 2026. See you outside, Atlanta!  

Did you know? In 2022 alone, UPS and The UPS Foundation provided $7 million in charitable contributions and volunteerism right here in Atlanta. 

Explore highlights from our latest Sustainability Report to learn about the progress we’re making toward important goals that deliver good in the world.  

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