Supporting Humanitarian Affairs
Esri's support for humanitarian affairs is implemented through the company's Nonprofit Organization Program. This program provides humanitarian and conservation nonprofit organizations around the world with an affordable means of acquiring ArcGIS software and services for organized volunteer efforts.
Over the years, Esri has initiated various grant programs and donated hundreds of millions of dollars in ArcGIS software, training, consulting, and project support to nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and the people and businesses that help them.
GIS is used to support efforts such as clearing land mines, finding suitable camps for people displaced by conflicts, and optimizing food supply chain for areas affected by famine.