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The Caterpillar Foundation @ bauma 2019
TogetherStronger

Bauma, the world’s leading construction machinery trade fair, drew crowds of more than 620,000 visitors from over 200 countries to the 2019 show that featured 3,700 exhibitors of construction machinery, building material machines, mining machines, construction vehicles and equipment from leading manufacturers and dealers. Arguably…

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Caterpillar Foundation Grant Provides Meals to Thousands
Daily News

Feeding The Valley Food Bank announced a $30,443 grant from the Caterpillar Foundation to provide food to more than 12,500 people who face hunger in Troup County. Feeding The Valley President and CEO, Frank Sheppard, thanks the Caterpillar Foundation for its commitment to helping to…

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The Caterpillar Foundation @ SXSW
TogetherStronger

Each year thousands of innovators, creatives and philanthropists gather in Austin, Texas, for the SXSW Festival. While the attendees come from diverse backgrounds, they are all there to learn and be inspired. This year, the Caterpillar Foundation took part in the Interactive Trade Show as…

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Careers and the DisABLED Magazine Award
Careers and the DisABLED Magazine Award
Careers and the DisABLED

Michelle Sullivan is the director of social innovation at Caterpillar, Inc., as well as the president of the Caterpillar Foundation. She is the first woman to be president of the Caterpillar Foundation.

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The Birth of an Idea
Michele Sullivan

This is the story of a woman. A woman I will call Mary. I met Mary in Tanzania last year, and she told me a story of change. Mary’s story is not unique. Across the globe, there are more than 1.2 billion people who live on less than 2 dollars a day.

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Lost Time is Never Found Again
Michele Sullivan

“Lost time is never found again.” Benjamin Franklin.

Franklin was famous for sayings like these. He had a way of reminding us of what is self evident in life even though it may not be exactly obvious. When considering our work at the Foundation, it occurred to me recently that one of the most important things we do is give time back to people for whom it has been lost.

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The Power of a Woman
Michele Sullivan

“A strong woman is a woman determined to do something others are determined not be done.” –Social activist and writer Marge Piercy

Over the last several years, the Caterpillar Foundation has specified a portion of our investments for impact on girls and women. Why would Caterpillar – of all companies – want to invest in girls and women?

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Together We Are Stronger

The Together.Stronger. initiative, empowered by the Caterpillar Foundation, promotes the value of community action. Of citizen action. Of action by global citizens. #TogetherStronger. The idea has never been more powerful, nor more necessary....

Bridging Economic Inequality
Michele Sullivan

Phoenix is caught in an economic chasm. On one side, the metro area is robust and diverse, bouncing back from the foreclosure crisis to attract new businesses and residents. On the other, it suffers from one of the highest big-city poverty rates in the country, leaving tens of thousands of people struggling to pay the rent, put gas in the car and feed their children.

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