To celebrate their five-year anniversary, H-E-B and Favor Delivery will support five Texas-based nonprofits with gifts totaling $100,000. Together, the companies have established a delivery service that has grown to serve people in more than 400 cities across the state.
The nonprofits, which focus on STEM education for underserved and underrepresented groups, were chosen for their drive to advance equity and inclusion and help diversify the tech industry pipeline.
“We are incredibly proud of the work our H-E-B and Favor teams have accomplished, which has enabled us to support Texans across the state,” said Winell Herron, H-E-B group VP of public affairs, diversity and environmental affairs.
“To commemorate this anniversary, we are proud to support these committed nonprofits that work to expand opportunities in STEM fields for students in underserved communities.”
Each of the following nonprofits will receive $20,000 gifts to support their work across the state:
- Texas Alliance for Minorities in Engineering: With 14 chapters in Texas, the organization creates free, equitable experiences for students from underrepresented groups to explore futures in engineering.
- Code2College: Its mission is to increase the number of minority and low-income high school students who enter and excel in STEM undergraduate majors and careers through placement into life-changing, high school technical internships.
- talkSTEM: A partner with youth-serving organizations, the nonprofit makes STE(A)M educational content available to children from all income levels, ethnicities and genders.
- Compudopt: Provides technology access and education to under-resourced youth and their communities, helping facilitate growth in technical and digital literacy skills.
- Youth Code Jam: Creates opportunities for youth to experience computer science and explore with code by providing family-focused out of school time and hands-on computing programs.
“We are honored to celebrate five years of Favor being a part of the H-E-B family by supporting these five organizations’ important work of making high-quality STEM education accessible and inclusive across Texas,” said Keith Duncan, CEO.
“Bringing together different perspectives and experiences in STEM is essential to future innovation, and this investment reflects our joint commitment to the communities we serve and the next generation of innovators in Texas.”
In Feb. 2018, H-E-B acquired Austin-based Favor, a wholly-owned subsidiary that operates independently as a separate brand. With Favor, H-E-B has access to consumer-facing technology and the on-demand company’s delivery system, which helps capture valuable insights.
Since joining H-E-B, Favor’s corporate team has grown to more than 400 employees and has expanded its presence across Texas. Founded in 2013, Favor will celebrate its 10th anniversary later this year.
H-E-B has more than 430 stores and 154,000 employees in Texas and Mexico. As a multi-format retailer, H-E-B operates Central Market stores throughout Texas, as well as Joe V’s Smart Shop and Mi Tienda store formats in Houston.