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. 

We use Submittable to accept and review our submissions.