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Corporate donors ending support of Boy Scouts

  • UPS and Intel will not make any more contributions to the organization
Corporate donors ending support of Boy Scouts

There’s more fallout for the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) over the organization’s policies against homosexuals. Intel and UPS have pulled their support.

This week, the UPS Foundation announced that it would no longer provide financial support for the BSA.

The UPS Foundation website outlines the organization’s giving policies, and says it seeks to support organizations with non-discrimination policies, including those regarding sexual orientation. The Human Rights Campaign consistently gives UPS extremely high marks in their Corporate Equality Index, which rates corporations on their policies and practices toward homosexual employees and consumers.

Intel pulled its funding in late September following the launch of an online campaign protesting the BSA’s discriminatory policies. A petition on got more than 30,000 signatures, and Intel announced it would stop funding BSA troops that follow the BSA national policy banning gays.

The UPS and Intel foundations are generous charitable organizations. The Foundation Center, an organization which researches philanthropies, ranks both foundations as top 50 corporate donors by total giving.

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