Westinghouse Charitable Giving Program

Westinghouse


Grant amount: Unspecified amount

Deadline: Rolling

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Applied Project / Program

Location of project: District of Columbia, Counties in Alabama: DeKalb County, Jackson County, Counties in Connecticut: Fairfield County, Hartford County Expand all

Location of residency: District of Columbia, Counties in Alabama: DeKalb County, Jackson County, Counties in Connecticut: Fairfield County, Hartford County Expand all

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Overview:

The Westinghouse Charitable Giving Program enables our company to provide financial support to communities in one or more of our strategic areas of giving. This is just one way Westinghouse fortifies its relationship with the community. 

Westinghouse strategic areas of giving: 

  • Education with a focus on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) 
  • Environmental Sustainability
  • Community Safety and Vitality 

If your organization meets the criteria of one or more of our strategic areas of giving and our grant restrictions and requirements, we welcome you to apply for a grant. 

Westinghouse Strategic Areas of Giving

Education with a focus on STEM

Grants defined as education with a focus on STEM are those used to improve knowledge and literacy with a focus in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math among students, teachers and the general public. 

To help you frame your proposal, consider the following questions.

  • Will this grant enhance a STEM subject-matter for students or teachers in all or any grades, kindergarten through college/university level, or for the general public?
  • Will the grant assist an overall mission of educating?
  • Will the grant be used to help spark an interest in STEM-related careers among youth?

Environmental Sustainability

Grants defined as Environmental Sustainability are those used to enrich programs with the goal of preserving or restoring land, air, water or biodiversity. A comfortable standard of living is important to Westinghouse in order to ensure technology advancement and a sustainable planet for future generations.  

To help you frame your proposal, consider the following questions.

  • Will this grant help promote at least one of the following areas: preserving or restoring land, clean air, clean water or biodiversity?
  • Will the grant help advance a technology that will enhance environmental sustainability?   
  • Does my organization have a history of demonstrating our dedication to clean land, air, water, or biodiversity?

Community Safety and Vitality

Donations defined as Community Safety and Vitality are those used to improve the overall quality of life within a community by supporting initiatives that enhance safety and public well-being. Safety, health and wellness are vitally important to Westinghouse; our community commitment does not start and stop at the workplace door, but safety, health and wellness continue at home and in our community. 

To help you frame your proposal, consider the following questions.

  • Will my grant be used to enhance the community’s general safety and security?
  • Will the grant be used to promote wellness and enrich the community it serves?
  • Will the grant be used to expand safety, health and/or wellness not only outside a workplace but also inside a workplace?

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

Eligibility:

  • Must be tax-exempt under Section 501(c)-3 of the U.S. IRS code
  • Must be within 50 miles of a Westinghouse site.

Ineligibility:

  • Grant Restrictions
    • Organizations not tax-exempt under Section 501(c)-3 of the U.S. IRS code (schools are still eligible to apply)
    • United Way member agencies receiving direct allocations or grants from any United Way Impact or General Fund
    • Organizations over 50 miles from a Westinghouse site.
    • Organizations that benefit any political cause, such as candidates, campaigns, or those with the primary purpose of influencing legislation.
    • Organizations that discriminate on the basis of race, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, citizenship status or any other basis protected by law.
    • Religious-affiliated organizations
    • Labor or fraternal groups
    • Athletic support 
    • Events such as galas, golf outings
    • Community event advertising
    • General endowment funds
    • Individuals (i.e., trip sponsorships)
    • Salaries or stipends
    • Capital improvement or building projects