Our focus areas
Education and training
Education provides a powerful tool for reducing poverty, inequalities, and for sustained economic growth.
- STEM and computing in K-12
- Workforce skills training, particularly for underserved communities
Climate and environment
Contributing to environmental quality, habitat restoration, and biodiversity promotes a cleaner world for us all.
- Wetland conservation and coastal resiliency
- Forest conservation and reforestation
- Clean cities, beaches, and deserts
Public health and safety
Improving and protecting public health and well being, with an emphasis on prevention, strengthens communities.
- Human rights
- Maternal health and child wellness
- First responders
- Humanitarian and disaster relief
STEM education through the FIRST Global Challenge
Through the Baker Hughes Foundation, we are committed to advancing STEM education around the world. One of the greatest examples is our multi-year partnership with FIRST Global to promote STEM opportunities around the world with a special focus on females and underserved populations.
The FIRST Global Challenge program engages global teams of students and their volunteer mentors to design and build robots to compete in tournaments. Along the way students develop a wide range of skills including project management, fundraising, coding, engineering, and teamwork.
In 2019 the FIRST Global Challenge engaged more than 2,500 students and 800 volunteers from 191 countries.
The Baker Hughes Foundation
For 25 years, the Baker Hughes Foundation has been a steward of charitable resources for meaningful community impact. The Foundation seeks to advance environmental quality, education, health, safety, and wellness around the world by supporting organizations with shared values, demonstrated leadership, evidence of impact, financial soundness, and the capacity to implement initiatives and evaluate their success.
The Baker Hughes Foundation makes strategic philanthropic contributions, matches Baker Hughes employee contributions, and awards volunteer recognition grants for outstanding employee community service.
The Baker Hughes Foundation (EIN: 76-0441292) is a U.S. Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3) organization that operates exclusively for philanthropic purposes.