Corporate Foundations and Giving Programs

Corporate foundations and corporate giving programs are a type of private foundation that receive funding and award grants for a corporation. This type of foundation most often makes grants to nonprofits that operate or provide services that improve the quality of life in their employees and customer’s communities. Many of these foundations and giving programs emphasize employee involvement, such as the TCF Foundation. There are some corporate foundations and giving programs that will also donate products in addition to making grants, such as the General Mills Foundation and 3M.

When appealing to corporate foundations and giving programs, remember that these organizations:

  • Want to be good citizens and community members;
  • Want to support their employees; and
  • Want to draw attention to or market their business or products.


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