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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

  • Application Deadline: August 1.
    Our August 1 application deadline has passed. Please visit our website early next year if you wish to seek funding in 2015. We recommend you apply well before the application deadline if at all possible.
  • Application Review Process: Applications are generally reviewed on an ongoing basis, throughout the year. In some cases, an Advisory Committee may not provide a funding recommendation until later in the fall after all opportunities to support the community have been considered.
  • 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 e-mail. To ensure you receive our e-mails, add weyerhaeuser.com to your list of contacts or check your junk-mail regularly. We generally communicate our funding decision within 6-8 weeks after we receive a recommendation to fund your request from your local Advisory Committee (not when you submit your grant application). The entire process from submitting your grant application to receiving a decision may take several months. Many of our committees wait until after the August 1 deadline has passed to prioritize and finalize their grant recommendations, which means you might not hear from us until late in the year. We regret we cannot fund all applications we receive and the majority of our grant turndowns are sent very late in the year.

BEGIN A NEW APPLICATION

Please note: Our August 1 application deadline has passed. If you wish to seek funding in 2015, please visit our website early next year. We recommend you apply well before the application deadline if at all possible.
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 contact the Weyerhaeuser Giving Fund advisor at your local Weyerhaeuser facility to determine if the committee has an interest in considering your proposal.
  • HEADQUARTERS-AREA GRANTS, PLEASE NOTE: Grants serving communities in the Seattle/Tacoma/Federal Way, Wash., area will be considered by invitation only. We proactively identify specific funding opportunities and do not accept unsolicited applications.
  • NATIONAL GRANTS, PLEASE NOTE: Grants for a national project directly related to the sustainability and importance of working forests are considered by invitation only.
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: Use the appropriate link below to start a new grant application. Apply anytime, but no later than Aug. 1.
Links to our online applications will be available when our next application period opens in January 2015.

Tips for saving and accessing your online application:

  • The first time you access an online application, you will be prompted to create an application account using an email address and a password. This account will contain copies of your in-progress or submitted grant application, which you can access at any time. Please make note of your password.
  • Although this is not required, we recommend you establish this application account using a general email and password available to multiple members of your organization. This will ensure your application is available to the organization even if there are personnel changes. If your organization applies again in the future, this will be beneficial as several text fields will appear with the same information previously provided, eliminating the need to re-type this information. It can also be edited as appropriate.
  • Save your application early and often in the process.
  • Please save the confirmation emails reminding you of the email address and password you used to create your account, and the link it contains to access your account (to return to your saved application or view your submitted application).
  • A link for logging into your grant application account is also provided above (see Access Your Saved Application). You may need to completely close and re-open your web browser for this link to take you to your application account.
  • If you don’t receive a confirmation email immediately after you establish your account or submit your application, please check your junk mail folder. To ensure you receive further communications from us, add weyerhaeuser.com to your list of contacts or use your e-mail program’s function to mark the email message as “not junk” to ensure our messages are received in your inbox.
  • If your organization has submitted an online application previously, we recommend you begin subsequent applications from that same application account. This will ensure that certain text you provided from an earlier application will appear in the new application, eliminating the need for you to retype it (for example, background text on your organization that may not have changed from your previous application). You will be able to edit any information that appears from a previous application.
  • When you are navigating through pages in the application, please do NOT use your browser’s Back button – you will lose unsaved information. Please click the page numbers at the top of each screen to navigate through your application.
  • You may wish to print a hard copy of the application for your records, or save it to your computer for future reference. Once your application has been submitted, you won't be able to make additional changes or include additional attachments.

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Last updated June 6, 2014