ECF of Boeing Washington: Puget Sound

Employees Community Fund of Boeing Puget Sound


Grant amount: Up to US $40,000

Next anticipated deadline: Nov 1, 2018

Later anticipated deadlines: May 1, 2019

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Capital Project, Education / Outreach, Applied Project / Program

Location of project: Counties in Washington: Island County, King County, Kitsap County, Pierce County, Skagit County Expand all

Location of residency: Counties in Washington: Island County, King County, Kitsap County, Pierce County, Skagit County Expand all

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Overview:

The Employees Community Fund of Boeing Puget Sound (ECF) is an employee-owned and managed charitable giving program. Since 1951 ECF has been building better communities and making a positive impact in the Puget Sound region where our employees live and work.

We fund equipment, renovations and capital campaigns that positively impact the children, families and individuals who seek assistance and support from your agency. ECF looks for the “direct client benefit” of each grant to ensure that our employees’ contributions directly help those in need. 

ECF is managed by a Board of Trustees made up of eight Boeing employees who serve a two-year term. They are elected by the employees who contribute to the fund. 

Supporting Grants

Consideration is given to nonprofits that are performing well and are requesting support to upgrade, replace or modify elements of their infrastructure. The goal should be to allow such organizations to continue to provide their services efficiently and effectively and enhance their direct client benefit by aiding them in procuring items and equipment such as (but not limited to):

  • Equipment (office, kitchen, industrial, furniture, etc.)
  • Vehicles used to support clients and/or transport food & goods
  • Phone systems
  • Remodels and/or renovations (must own, or hold at least a 10-year lease)
  • Purchase or construction of new buildings
  • Computers for direct client benefit/use

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

Eligibility:

  • All organizations must have a 501(c)3 status.
  • ECF makes grants to local 501(c)3 Health & Human Service nonprofits, such as food banks, job training programs, shelters, transitional housing, mental health services, low-income medical clinics, youth programs and so much more.
    • Churches with a distinct, separate Health & Human service program that is open to those of any or no faith, and which do not proselytize in exchange for services, may be considered.
  • Supporting grants will be considered for 501(c) 3 Health and Human Service agencies in 8 Puget Sound counties:
    • King
    • Snohomish
    • Pierce
    • Whatcom
    • Skagit
    • Island
    • Kitsap
    • Thurston
  • ECF supports nonprofits that are the direct-client provider.
  • The request amount cannot be more than 10% of an agency’s gross annual revenues.

Ineligibility:

  • The request amount cannot be more than 10% of an agency’s gross annual revenues.
  • ECF does NOT fund:
    • Seed money grants for new programs
    • A grant that requests more than 10% of an agency’s gross annual revenue
    • Fundraising foundations
    • Hospitals or other medical organizations with revenues greater than $50,000,000
    • Agency operating costs
    • Agency that has been a 501c3 for less than three years
    • Animal welfare nonprofits
    • Agency whose mission is perceived to be either “Pro-Live” or “Pro-Choice.” This issue is too divisive.
    • Arts, Cultural, Civic and Environmental nonprofits
    • Fundraising efforts (including thriftshops) and agency advertising
    • Hospital capital drives
    • Individuals
    • Medical research
    • National fund drives
    • Paying off debt
    • Public and Private schools
    • Recreational activities (Little Leagues, etc.)
    • Reimbursement for equipment already purchased or built
    • Scholarships
    • Specialized software for administrative use
    • Tax-supported institutions (police and fire departments, city parks, libraries, etc.)
    • Vehicles for use by agency staff
    • Warranties and equipment maintenance
  • ECF does not fund “umbrella” organizations for nonprofits who are not yet registered as 501(c)3’s.


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