Weyerhaeuser Giving Fund Grant

Weyerhaeuser Company Foundation


Grant amount: More than US $1,000

Deadline: Oct 30, 2018

Applicant type: Nonprofit Government Entity Public College / University Public Elementary / Secondary School

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Applied Project / Program

Location of project: Canada, Counties in Alabama: Barbour County, Bullock County, Butler County, Chambers County Expand all

Location of residency: Canada, Counties in Alabama: Barbour County, Bullock County, Butler County, Chambers County Expand all

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Overview:

We support U.S. and Canadian communities where we have a significant presence or business interest. These communities range from rural to metropolitan, each with unique priorities and needs. Our employees serve on local advisory committees for our Giving Fund and develop funding priorities within four focus areas to support their particular communities. This provides a strong company wide framework for giving while allowing flexibility to meet unique needs in our different communities.

The focus areas are listed below:

Affordable Housing and Shelter

  • Support the production and preservation of affordable, efficient and healthy housing, including organizations that provide affordable homes for working families, and organizations providing support that helps homeless families achieve permanent, stable housing.

Education and Youth Development

  • Strengthen public schools in Weyerhaeuser operating communities and build relationships to become an effective partner in advancing student learning.
  • Support district-level improvements to teaching and learning that promote student achievement and ensure more students graduate ready for the world of work, advanced learning and life.
  • Support educational programs and organizations that enhance and enrich learning experiences for youth.

Environmental Stewardship

  • Sustainable Communities:
    • Includes projects that assist in green building efforts, energy efficiency programs, urban park projects
  • Natural Resources:
    • Includes the protection, conservation and restoration of natural resources, habitats, and non-urban parks, land restoration
  • Climate Change and Renewable Energy:
    • Includes projects that support climate change and renewable energy efforts
  • Environmental Education:
    • Includes projects that inspire behaviors of environmental citizenship and stewardship, educate communities on environmental issues, and provide environmental education programs for teachers and students that develop critical thinking skills and improve environmental literacy.

Human Services, Civic and Cultural Growth

  • Support the economic well-being and health of our communities and their most vulnerable residents.
  • Support programs that serve the basic needs of families, move people toward self-reliance and family sustainability, promote economic development, provide cultural enrichment, and respond to local emergencies or disasters.

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

Eligibility:

  • To be eligible to receive funding an organization must serve a Weyerhaeuser community.
    • Weyerhaeuser communities can be found here under the "Where We Give" tab.
  • Organizations must be one or more of the following: 
    • A tax-exempt, nonprofit public charity classified under Section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code
    • A registered charity in Canada with a Canada Revenue Agency Number
    • Registered as a provincial nonprofit society
    • A public education institutions
    • A government entities qualified under Section 170(c)(1) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code
    • A qualified Canadian municipality

Preferences:

  • In considering requests for support, preference is given to projects and programs that meet the following criteria:
    • Serve a broad range of community residents
    • Meet an important community need within our key areas of focus
    • Show strong support from community leaders and other funders
    • Are sustainable and managed competently with a history of accountability, results, cost-effectiveness, strong leadership and innovation
    • Provide a significant and measurable impact on quality of life

Ineligibility:

  • Our Giving Fund does not support:
    • Local community projects, services and organizations outside of a Weyerhaeuser community (see Where We Give)
    • Activities that provide a direct or tangible benefit to Weyerhaeuser or our employees
    • Individuals, including direct scholarship or bursary assistance
    • Fraternal, social, labor or political organizations
    • Activities that influence legislation
    • Groups that discriminate based upon an individual’s gender, race, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, marital status or any other characteristic protected by local, state or federal law.
    • Organizations seeking funds for theological purposes
    • Groups or individuals seeking funds for sponsorships or to purchase tickets or tables at fundraising benefits
    • Sports teams or athletic events
    • Operating deficits or debt liquidation
    • Services the public sector is reasonably expected to provide
    • Endowments and memorials
    • Capital campaigns
    • Multiyear requests