Bemis Community Support Grants: Empower Cycle


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Grant amount: More than US $1,000

Anticipated deadline: Mar 19, 2021

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Capital Project, General Operating Expense

Location of project: Pope County, Arkansas, Kane County, Illinois, Vigo County, Indiana, Counties in Iowa: Appanoose County, Polk County Show all

Location of residency: United States

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About this funder:



Note: A detailed email of inquiry is required before you apply. Full applications are due at the deadline listed above. 

Bemis does much more than create exceptional packaging for food, consumer product, healthcare, and industrial applications. We work collaboratively with forward-thinking companies to find better ways to succeed. With 61 facilities in 12 countries worldwide, we offer unmatched size and scope. Our 18,000 employees focus on helping each customer move ahead, one success at a time.

We believe strong corporate governance is critical to how we operate our business and reflects our commitment to the highest standards, transparency, integrity and financial discipline.We care about the communities in which we live and work. The Bemis Company Foundation was founded as our principal tool in the United States to serve our communities. From volunteer work to monetary donations and community support, the Foundation donates approximately $3 million per year to charitable organizations.

With $2.5 million in donations made in 14 states and addressing hundreds of community needs, Bemis Company Foundation continued to positively impact people in the U.S. in 2014. We supported the homeless and the hungry, the knowledge seekers and the mentors, those striving for wellness and remedies, and the programs that elevate the artist in all of us.

Empower Cycle

  • Expanding STEM Education
  • Building Life Skills
  • Improving Health & Wellness

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • To apply, organizations must be 501(c)(3) IRS designated, or an accredited, non-profit educational institution serving Bemis facility communities in the U.S.
  • Types of support:
    • Non-profit Organization Programs
    • Non-profit Organization Operating Support
    • Capital Campaigns
    • STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math) Programs


  • We do not accept applications from or for the following:
    • Individuals;
    • Hospitals;
    • Political Organizations/Campaigns/Candidates;
    • Religious Organizations that only serve the faith-community;
    • Fundraising Sponsorships;
    • Organizations that are not IRS designated 501c3 or an accredited, non-profit educational institution.