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Giving Fund

COMMUNITY GIVING

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 (see below) to support their particular community. This provides a strong companywide framework for giving while allowing for flexibility to meet unique needs in our different communities.

NATIONAL GRANTMAKING

A small portion of our grant making supports high-priority national initiatives directly related to the sustainability and importance of working forests and the products and services they provide. This may include sustainability issues related to forestry, sustainable forest products, housing, improving ecosystems, and green energy. Applications in this category are accepted by invitation only.

FOCUS AREAS

Through the Weyerhaeuser Giving Fund we concentrate the majority of our funding in four focus areas:

  • Affordable Housing and Shelter
  • Education and Youth Development
  • Environmental Stewardship
  • Human Services, Civic and Cultural Growth

WHERE WE GIVE

Our giving is limited to areas where we have a significant presence, where at least 50 of our employees work and live and/or where we own or manage forest land in key operating states in the United States and Canada. If your community is not listed here, we regret we cannot consider support at this time.

In states where we manage forestlands (marked with *), we selectively support social and business initiatives of interest to Weyerhaeuser that have a regional or statewide impact beyond a specific operating community.

United States

Alabama*

Castleberry
Millport

Arkansas*

DeQueen
Dierks
Emerson
Magnolia
Hot Springs
Little Rock

California

Fontana
Long Beach
Sacramento
Stockton

Colorado

Denver
Henderson

Georgia

Flint River/Oglethorpe
Port Wentworth

Idaho

Boise

Louisiana*

Dodson
Holden
Natchitoches
Ruston
Simsboro/Arcadia
Taylor
Zwolle

Michigan*

Grayling

Mississippi*

Bruce
Columbus
McComb
Philadelphia

North Carolina*

Ayden
Charlotte
Elkin
New Bern
Plymouth

Oklahoma

Idabel

Oregon*

Lane County
Linn County
   Albany, Lebanon, Sweet Home

Texas*

Washington*

Centralia/Chehalis
Cosmopolis
Longview
Olympia
PeEll
Raymond
Rainier
Federal Way, Seattle and Tacoma area
   by invitation only

West Virginia

Buckhannon
Sutton

Canada

Alberta

Drayton Valley
Edson
Grand Prairie

British Columbia

Annacis Island
Princeton

Ontario

Kenora

Saskatchewan

Hudson Bay

ELIGIBILITY

In considering requests for support, preference is given to projects and programs that meet the following:

  • 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
To be eligible for funding, a program must:
  • Serve a community within a 50-mile/80-kilometer radius of a major Weyerhaeuser facility with 50 or more employees in the U.S. or Canada OR support a state-wide issue of interest to Weyerhaeuser in Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon or Washington
  • Be a tax-exempt, nonprofit public charity classified under Section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code OR a registered charity in Canada with a Canada Revenue Agency Number, or registered as a provincial nonprofit society OR a public education institution or government entity qualified under Section 170(c)(1) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code or qualified as a Canadian municipality.

BY INVITATION ONLY

  • Support to organizations near our Corporate Headquarters communities (Federal Way, Tacoma, Seattle)
  • Selected, high-priority national or international initiatives directly related to the sustainability and importance of working forests.

OUR GIVING FUND DOES NOT FUND

  • Local community projects, services and organizations outside a 50-mile/80-kilometer radius 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
  • Hospital building or equipment campaigns resulting in higher costs to health-care users
  • Services the public sector is reasonably expected to provide
  • Endowments and memorials
  • Capital campaigns
  • Multi-year requests

HOW TO APPLY

We have changed our grant application software to a sleek, intuitive, and powerful web-based portal for faster and easier request submission. The first time you access an online application, you will be prompted to sign in and create an application account using an email address and a password. Please make note of your password.

Once you set up your account and begin a grant application, you will be able to access and view notifications, alerts, and tasks, and also check on the status of your request directly from your account. You may share your in-progress application with your coworkers and colleagues so they can add and contribute to the application with ease. This account will contain all of your in-progress and submitted grant applications, which you can access at any time.

BEGIN A NEW APPLICATION

Step 1: Before you begin, please review our Focus Areas and Eligibility requirements.

Step 2: Funding priorities vary in each Weyerhaeuser community. Before submitting a grant application, we encourage you to connect with the Weyerhaeuser Giving Fund advisor at your local Weyerhaeuser facility.

BY INVITATION ONLY.
Please note: we proactively identify specific funding opportunities and do not accept unsolicited applications for the following:
  • HEADQUARTERS-AREA GRANTS: Grants serving communities in the Seattle/Tacoma/Federal Way, Wash., region
  • NATIONAL GRANTS: Grants for a national project directly related to the sustainability and importance of working forests

Step 3: Gather the following information essential to completing the application:
  1. The organization’s Tax ID or Canada Revenue Agency Number
  2. Contact Information
  3. Detailed information about the organization
  4. Detailed information about the request you are asking us to fund
  5. Financial information related to the organization and the project you are asking us to fund

Step 4:

Click here to begin an application


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  • Application Deadline: August 31, 2015. We recommend you apply well before this deadline.
  • Application Review Process: Applications are generally reviewed on an ongoing basis, throughout the year. Grant Amount: Grants vary in scale in relationship to our presence in the community and the philanthropic budget available for the year. The minimum grant awarded is $1,000.
  • Grant Notification: The majority of our communications with you will be through the application portal. We generally communicate our funding decision after we receive a recommendation to fund your request from your local Advisory Committee (not when you submit your grant application). Many of our committees wait until after the August 31 deadline has passed to prioritize and finalize their grant recommendations, which means you might not hear from us until the fall.
  • Funding: We regret we cannot fund all applications we receive.

CONTACT US

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Last updated February 6, 2015