AEO Launches Global Grants Program

Our commitment to building a better world extends beyond our associates and customers – we strive to positively impact our global community.

We are thrilled to unveil the AEO Global Grants program, an initiative dedicated to giving back to our international partner communities. Through this program, we will provide grants, up to $10,000, to non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that support youth and women’s empowerment, humanitarian aid, and protecting the planet. 

To kickoff the program’s launch, we’ve provided $100,000 in grants to 10 NGOs across the globe. From Vietnam to Pakistan, Hong Kong to Taiwan and beyond, we are proud to donate to causes that are creating a positive impact in our international communities. 

Keep reading to learn more about each organization’s impact.

Tzu Chi Foundation is an aid organization located in Vietnam that focuses on providing support for those in crisis. Funding supports – Local crisis and education programming.

Indus Hospital & Health Network is a medical provider and hospital that provides free care to low income and rural communities in Pakistan. Funding supports – Free medical services for all.

The Hong Kong Breast Cancer Foundation focuses on offering support, education and medical intervention to those who are at risk or diagnosed with breast cancer. Funding supports – Integrated Individual Counseling Service for Breast Cancer Patients and Survivors.

Médecins Sans Frontières Taiwan (Doctors Without Borders) provides medical assistance to those in conflict or disaster zones. Funding supports – Education and outreach for the local community from their Taiwan location. 

Women’s Voices Now is a Los Angeles-based nonprofit that promotes filmmaking as a way to support and uplift women’s voices from across the globe. Funding supports – 2024 Film Festival, which will feature dozens of films highlighting women’s issues.

The Karachi Down Syndrome Program is dedicated to supporting those with Down Syndrome in Pakistan. Funding supports – Furthering their Skills Development program, which provides training and educational programming to those with Down Syndrome. 

iCare Community Support Organization provides services, education and resources for garment workers and their families in Cambodia. Funding supports – training, education, outreach and social support through their iCare Learning Center. 

The SOCI Women Empowerment & Entrepreneurship Initiative looks to empower Baluchi women through skills training, education and support. Funding supports – teaching women business principles and textile arts, including weaving and embroidery, through the organization’s entrepreneur program. 

Oshonic Vision for the Blind Welfare Society teaches those who are visually impaired the skill and trade of candle making. Funding supports – education programming and the wraparound services they provide to the visually impaired in their community in India.

The Citizens Foundation is a nonprofit focused on change through education for lower income families. Funding supports – The School Infrastructure Support Program, which operates rural schools across Pakistan to ensure that youth have access to high-quality education and opportunities.

Photo courtesy of The Citizens Foundation