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

 

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, including communities where we have operations and/or where we own or manage forestland in the Unites States and Canada.

Not all communities listed below will be eligible for grants. If you have a question about whether your location qualifies as a Weyerhaeuser operating area, please contact Anne.Leyva@weyerhaeuser.com.

UNITED STATES

To view the counties where we manage forestlands, click any state marked with an asterisk (*) below.

ALABAMA*

Castleberry
Millport

ARKANSAS*

DeQueen
Dierks
Emerson
Hot Springs
Little Rock
Magnolia

CALIFORNIA

Fontana
Long Beach
Sacramento
Stockton

COLORADO

Denver
Henderson

FLORIDA*

Jacksonville

GEORGIA*

Dacula

 

LOUISIANA*

Dodson
Holden
Natchitoches
Ruston
Simsboro/Arcadia
Taylor
Zwolle

MAINE*

MICHIGAN*

Grayling

MISSISSIPPI*

Bruce
Columbus
McComb
Philadelphia

MONTANA*

Columbia Falls
Evergreen

NEW HAMPSHIRE*

NORTH CAROLINA*

Ayden
Charlotte
Elkin
Grifton
New Bern
Plymouth
Washington

OKLAHOMA*

Idabel

OREGON*

Lane County
Linn County

SOUTH CAROLINA*

TEXAS*

VERMONT*

VIRGINIA*

WASHINGTON*

Centralia/Chehalis
Cosmopolis
Longview
Olympia
PeEll
Raymond
Rainier
Corporate Headquarters in the Seattle and Tacoma areas

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 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 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

THE WEYERHAEUSER GIVING FUND DOES NOT FUND:

  • Local community projects, services and organizations outside of a Weyerhaeuser community (see Where We Give)
  • 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

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.

How to Apply

STEP 1:

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

 

STEP 2:

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 your organization qualifies please refer to the Where We Give section. 

If your organization serves in 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.


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're asking us to fund
  5. Financial information related to the organization and the project you are asking us to fund

 

STEP 4:

GRANT APPLICATIONS

We are now accepting grant applications for the 2018 Giving Cycle until our application deadline of Oct. 30, 2018.

Our grant application platform is best accessed using the Google Chrome browser.

When you begin the application you will be asked to identify which Weyerhaeuser area your program and organization serves.

Under the Where We Give section you will see a complete list of where we have both mill specific locations and communities and timberlands areas and communities (states with asterisk*). Please select the appropriate location.  If you are not sure which location or state you should select, please contact the giving fund.

Access the Grant Portal

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. Applications must be completed through our online portal, and submitted with all required attachments. We do not accept paper applications or proposals. The Weyerhaeuser Giving fund grant application deadline is:

    October 30

  • 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 October deadline.
     
  • My application was rejected. Why can't you fund my project/organization?
    We regret we cannot fund all applications we receive.
     
  • I'm having trouble/need help. Who can I contact?
    Contact Anne Leyva, our community giving program manager.

 

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.