Hello and thank you for visiting the IDEAL INDUSTRIES Foundation online portal for grant, sponsorship and donation requests. 

Important things to know:

  • We are proud to have expanded our reach to all counties in the United States where IDEAL has businesses. For this reason, for those who have worked with us previously, this is a new system and will be the only method for making a request. As we are expanding, it is now necessary to have this online system.
  • We look forward to an even further expansion in 2021, when we will offer this program globally. Following our founder, J. Walter Becker’s, firm belief that giving back to communities in which we work is a cornerstone of our business, we are happy to expand our charitable giving.
  • You will find four (4) different applications, including: 1) grant application for 501(c)3 organizations only; 2) sponsorship request form; 3) donation request form for fundraisers; 4) for IDEAL employees only, a matching contribution request form. 

What you need to do to get started: 

1. You will need to create a free Submittable account in order to submit to these forms. Here is a quick guide on how to get started: https://submittable.help/submitters/making-new-submissions/how-do-i-submit 

2. You can save a draft of your work if you would like to finish filling out the form at a later date. 

3. We will follow-up with you about your submission by email. Please be sure the email address you used to sign up for your Submittable Account is one that you check regularly. 

4. Please reach out to Submittable's Customer Support team with any technical questions at support@submittable.com.

5. Please know that your information is stored in your account. Therefore, if you plan to apply annually you have a starting point from which to reapply.

About the IDEAL INDUSTRIES Foundation:

Established in 1985, the IDEAL INDUSTRIES Foundation is a 501(c)3 charitable organization. Following its five pillars of giving – 1) health, human services, and animal welfare; 2) arts and education; 3) economic development; 4) environmental sustainability; 5) diversity and inclusion – the Foundation desires to give back to the communities in which we have businesses. 

The IDEAL INDUSTRIES Foundation operates on the following values: 

1. Inclusiveness –The IDEAL INDUSTRIES Foundation will provide equal access to charitable resources for all of IDEAL’s employees worldwide.

2. Stewardship – The IDEAL INDUSTRIES Foundation recognizes the importance of stewardship of assets, not only to ensure that the funds are managed properly but also the charities need to be good stewards of the resources that they receive. 

3. Transparency – The IDEAL INDUSTRIES Foundation requires open communication to the business, family and employees, also from the charitable organizations. 

4. Engagement – The IDEAL INDUSTRIES Foundation through its charitable work, encourages employees and family to gain insight into different needs in our local and global communities. The IDEAL INDUSTRIES Foundation’s activities help develop an emotional return for employees, family and communities.

5. Cohesion – As the Foundation lives its values, vision and mission, it brings the company, the family, the employees and communities together through giving.

Time frame:

Applications will be accepted continuously throughout the year. 

  • For 501(c)3 organizations applying for a grant, applicants will be notified within ninety (90) days of submitting the application. 
  • For organizations seeking sponsorship, applicants will be notified within forty-five (45) days of submitting the application.
  • For organizations seeking a donation, applicants will be notified within ten (10) business days of submitting the application.
  • For employees seeking a matching contribution, applicants will be notified within ten (10) business days of submitting the application.

About IDEAL INDUSTRIES, INC.

IDEAL INDUSTRIES, INC. is a 104-year old family-owned business with five generations of ownership. It is a global enterprise with companies serving technicians and workers across a wide range of industries, from electrical to construction to aerospace to automotive. When J. Walter Becker started the company in 1916, he based it on an unshakable belief in ideal relationships, with his employees, his community, and his customers. These are relationships built on fairness, transparency, trust and fellowship.

Please see below for the grant applications. If you are a 501(c)3 organization seeking funding, please use the first application titled, "IDEAL INDUSTRIES Foundation grant application."

ELIGIBILITY:

All applications must:

1. Be from a documented 501(c)3 organization

2. Align with IDEAL INDUSTRIES Foundation’s values of inclusiveness, stewardship, transparency, engagement, cohesion

3. Fit within one of these five pillars:

     a. Health, Human Services and Animal Welfare

     b. Arts and Education

     c. Economic Development

     d. Environmental Sustainability

     e. Diversity and Inclusion

Definition for Health, Human Services and Animal Welfare:   

Funding is intended for 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations that:

1. protect the overall well-being, health, and enhance the quality of life of all people; 

2. provide essential human services, especially for those who are least able to help themselves;

3. enrich lives of people and animals by creating a humane and sustainable environment; 

4. provide services to individuals who benefit from emotional support therapy from animals and other sources.

Definition for Arts and Education:

Funding is intended for 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations for: 

1. activities and projects of all disciplines that provide quality cultural arts programming and education, which is the process for facilitating learning or the acquisition of knowledge, skills, values, beliefs, and habits; 

2. collaborative projects that improve the character of the region through arts and cultural activities that support and improve communities and its residents; 

3. promote self-sufficiency through education and employment.

Definition for Economic Development:

Funding is intended for 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations for: 

1. projects that encourage economic development, support construction, non-construction, technical assistance, new ideas, innovations, and creative approaches to advance economic prosperity and stability within the communities for which we work; 

2. for collaborative projects that improve the character and services of the community and its facilities; 

Definition for Environmental Sustainability:

Funding is intended for 501(c)3 organizations to:

1. improve environmental impact and demonstrate the potential for growth and future sustainability;

2. projects that contribute to the quality of environment on a long-term basis;

3. limit consumption of non-renewable resources;

4. avoid ecosystems becoming irreparably damaged;

5. programs to reduce pollution;

6. concentrated effort in a reduction of Global Warming, i.e., pollution, deforestation, over consumption, etc.

Definition for Diversity and Inclusion:

Funding is intended for 501(c)3 organizations that:

1. have programs to engage and empower diverse communities and individuals with respect to race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, social class, physical ability or attributes, religious or ethical values system, or national origin; 

2. support anti-racist endeavors

EXCLUSIONS:

1. IDEAL INDUSTRIES Foundation will not support organizations that discriminate on the bases of age, sex, race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, or disability with respect to employment, volunteer participation, or the provision of services. 

2. Contributions will be made only to the qualifying nonprofit agency. Contributions will not be made to organizations conducting fundraising (third party giving) on behalf of nonprofit agencies.

3. Requests from religious organizations for sectarian purposes will not be considered; however, a community program sponsored by a religious organization will be considered (i.e., food pantry).

4. Requests from all local, regional and/or school-based sports teams will not be considered.

5. Requests that solicit financial support for individuals, political candidates, and political campaigns, or entities that are not nonprofit organizations will not be considered.

6. Financial requests for capital campaigns will not be considered if the request from the Foundation is for more than approximately 20% because we do not want to be the main source of income for this request.

EXPECTATIONS FROM GRANT RECIPIENTS:

The IDEAL INDUSTRIES Foundation will request year-end impact reports from all grant recipients so that we can review exactly how the funds were utilized and the impact made to the community. The IDEAL INDUSTRIES Foundation also plans to highlight the overall impact made by all grant recipients in the different communities on our website and other communication methods.

TIME FRAME:

Applications will be accepted continuously throughout the year.  Applicants will be notified within ninety (90) days of submitting the application. 

ELIGIBILITY:
All applications must:

1. Be from an organization within the same or neighboring city of the business you are requesting a sponsorship donation.

2. Preferably be a 501(c)3 organization.

3. Align with IDEAL INDUSTRIES Foundation’s values of inclusiveness, stewardship, transparency, engagement, and cohesion.

EXCLUSIONS:
1. IDEAL INDUSTRIES Foundation will not support organizations that discriminate on the bases of age, sex, race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, or disability with respect to employment, volunteer participation, or the provision of services. 

2. Sponsorship will be made only to the qualifying nonprofit agency. Contributions will not be made to organizations conducting fundraising (third party giving) on behalf of nonprofit agencies.

3. Requests from religious organizations for sectarian purposes will not be considered; however, a community program sponsored by a religious organization will be considered (i.e., food pantry).

4. Requests from all local, regional and/or school-based sports teams will not be considered.

5. Requests that solicit financial support for individuals, political candidates, and political campaigns, or entities that are not nonprofit organizations will not be considered.

TIME FRAME:

Applications will be accepted continuously throughout the year and will be notified within forty-five (45) days of submitting the application.

Oftentimes IDEAL INDUSTRIES, INC. is asked for an in-kind donation such as tools for a fundraising program or building space for a special project. We are happy to review these requests and do what we can with enough notice. 

GUIDELINES:

1.  Provide a minimum of thirty (30) days notice when inquiring about in-kind donations. 

2. The request must be for the purpose of benefiting a 501(c)3 organizations or other similar charitable organization.

3. The requested item must be used within the same calendar year as the request.

TIME FRAME: 

Applications will be accepted continuously throughout the year.  Applicants will be notified within ten (10) business days of submitting the application.

At the current time, this policy is for full-time employees who make a donation to the college/university they attended.

ELIGIBILITY:

1.  All full-time employees are eligible to participate in the Matching Donations Program. 

2.  A gift must be paid, not pledged, in order to qualify for matching.

3.  The Matching Fund Limit is $500 per employee per calendar year. 

4.  The minimum employee gift eligible for a match is $50.

5.  Donations are matched on a 1:1 basis.

EXCLUSIONS:

1.  Matching gifts may not be used to satisfy a personal pledge, tithe, or similar commitment. 

2.  Payment of dues, tuition, memberships or subscription fees.

3.  Contributions that result in the employee or other person receiving a benefit (e.g., auction items; raffle, theater, or sporting event tickets; golf tournaments; booster clubs; or benefit meals). 

4.  Fees for goods or services. 

5.  Indirect gifts, such as payment of any of the organization’s bills. 

6.  Contributions that are earmarked for a specific individual, for lobbying or for participation in a political campaign.

7.  Deferred gifts (e.g., annuities, charitable remainder trusts), bequests and insurance premiums that name the Eligible Organization as a beneficiary.

8.  Payments that do not otherwise meet the requirements of this policy. 

Failure to comply with the policy may result in disciplinary measures and/or termination of employment.

TIME FRAME:

Applications will be accepted continuously throughout the year. Applicants will be notified within ten (10) business days of submitting the application.