Great Blue Challenge

Education   Environment   Empowerment   Economic Development

Eastman Foundation, in conjunction with the 2018 G7 Summit, is advocating for action in addressing challenges and identifying innovative solutions to better understand our ocean. In celebration of World Oceans Day, Eastman Foundation is pleased to introduce The Great Blue Challenge. The Challenge is designed to spark innovation - and to find unique, creative and potentially transformative projects that will expedite ocean research. 

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Supplies for Soldiers

Empowerment

A little bit of home can go a long way for military service members stationed overseas. That’s why Eastman sponsors the Supplies for Soldiers program, an initiative that sends care packages to our soldiers to boost morale and help our troops.

During the 2017 holiday season, Eastman shipped almost 40,000 items to U.S. service members. Team members at multiple Eastman sites participate in the Supplies for Soldiers program, demonstrating support for the network of loved ones, family and friends on active duty outside the United States.

Supporters can make a monetary contribution through the Eastman Foundation PayPal account.

If you would like to donate suggested items, submit a soldier’s name or have questions about Supplies for Soldiers, please contact Angela McCamy at (423) 229-6407 or amccamy@eastman.com.

Farm to table

Education   Environment   Empowerment   Economic Development

Eastman Foundation is a corporate partner for Appalachian Sustainable Development, a nonprofit organization that promotes improved access to healthy, garden-grown foods and sustainable agriculture and forestry in areas of Virginia and Tennessee. Currently, ASD supports nine programs that empower farmers and promote sustainability efforts. Eastman Foundation also participates in the ASD’s “Rooted in Appalachia” program by hosting a weekly farmers market at its Tennessee operations and corporate campus. Learn More

Understanding the ocean that connects our world

Empowerment   Economic Development

Because the ocean and ocean life are fundamental to our climate and weather systems, Eastman Foundation is supporting Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute (WHOI) in developing innovative ways to observe and measure ocean processes. These new instruments will allow scientists to collect data in new places and to deeper depths as they strive to understand the ocean's role in our climate and investigate how our changing planet affects ocean life and water systems. Learn More

Winning with ocean science

Education   Environment   Empowerment

At the company's global headquarters in East Tennessee, students at Dobyns-Bennett High School are being challenged to apply cross-disciplinary learnings to real world issues and problems in a unique capstone course. Most recently, the school's first team took home fifth place at the National Ocean Sciences Bowl Regional Competition in Wilmington, NC. What makes this team unique? The Dobyns-Bennett team is made up of four young ladies that set a great example of the importance of equipping girls in STEAM curriculum to develop a diverse workforce. Learn More

Empowering future leaders through Design Education

Education   Empowerment   Economic Development

The Eastman Foundation and the Eastman Innovation Lab are investing in Aether Global Education, a nonprofit, think tank focused on transformative learning through design education. Eastman Foundation understands the collective value of public-private partnerships is exponential and invests in those that can improve communities around the world. Aether's project based approach of exposing future leaders to real world problem solving across cultures and geographies combined with their support of improving quality of life compliments Eastman Foundation's commitment to delivering value to our global community. Learn More

Clemson Engineers for Developing Countries

Education   Environment   Empowerment   Economic Development

Clemson Engineers for Developing Countries (CEDC) is a student-led service learning initiative from Clemson University that works with local communities in rural Haiti to develop engineering solutions that improve quality of life. Eastman Foundation is proud to partner with this organization, both through financial support and by sharing employee expertise as mentors to CEDC students.

The Eastman Foundation is offering a matching gift opportunity for our partnership with CEDC in 2016. Help Eastman Foundation and CEDC create viable and meaningful change.