Through the Weyerhaeuser Giving Fund, 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 help develop funding priorities within seven focus areas to support their communities: affordable housing; education and youth development; environmental stewardship; human services; civic and cultural growth; workforce development; and diversity, equity and inclusion. These focus areas provide a strong companywide framework for giving while allowing flexibility to meet specific needs in our different communities.
Our 2023 grant cycle is open until Sept. 30, 2023. Please read through our guidelines and eligibility requirements below. We look forward to reviewing your application!
Through the Weyerhaeuser Giving Fund, we concentrate the majority of our funding in seven focus areas:
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
To be eligible for funding, a program must:
Serve a Weyerhaeuser community
Be one 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 or registered as a provincial nonprofit society
A public education institution or government entity qualified under Section 170(c)(1) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code
Qualified as a Canadian municipality
THE WEYERHAEUSER GIVING FUND DOES NOT FUND:
Local community projects, services and organizations outside of a Weyerhaeuser community (see the Where We Give section)
Individuals, including direct scholarships 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
If you are seeking funding for a national project or research program that is directly related to the sustainability and importance of working forests, contact the Giving Fund. These kinds of grant applications are accepted by invitation only.
How to Apply
Before you begin, please review our Focus Areas and Eligibility requirements.
Our giving is local and specific to each of our communities. We do recommend making a local connection with our employee advisory committee members in your area. If you are unsure whether your organization qualifies, please refer to the Where We Give section.
If your organization serves an area in which we operate, and you would like a local contact name and number, please contact the Giving Fund directly.
If you are seeking funding for a national project or research program that is directly related to the sustainability and importance of working forests, you will need to contact the Giving Fund. Industry-related national and/or research funding is by Invitation Only.
Gather the following information essential to completing the application:
The organization’s Tax ID or Canada Revenue Agency Number
Detailed information about the organization
Detailed information about the request you're asking us to fund
Financial information related to the organization and the project you are asking us to fund
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
When is the application deadline?
Applications are processed throughout the year — but may be submitted at any time during our cycle year. For 2023, the deadline is September 30. Applications must be completed through our online portal, and submitted with all required attachments. We do not accept paper applications or proposals.
What is the application review process?
Applications are generally reviewed on an ongoing basis, throughout the year.
What grant amount can I expect?
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.
When will I be notified?
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 deadline has passed to prioritize and finalize their grant recommendations, which means you might not hear from us until winter after the September deadline.
My application was rejected. Why can't you fund my project/organization?
We regret we cannot fund all the applications we receive.
A small portion of our grantmaking 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.
Grant Recipient Toolkit
For organizations that have been awarded a grant through the Giving Fund, we offer a number of resources to help you publicize your work and community impact, including templates for press releases, social media posts and newsletters.