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Nordson Grant - Georgia

Grants to Georgia Nonprofits for Education,
Arts, Human Welfare, and Civic Enhancement

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Foundation / Corporation

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Nordson Corporation Foundation

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Grants to Georgia nonprofit organizations to meet a range of community needs in Gwinnett, Dawson, and Emanuel Counties. Program areas include education, human welfare, arts and culture, and civic enhancement. The Foundation is dedicated to improving quality of life in its communities.

Nordson Foundation Values:

In the spirit of its corporate founders, the Nordson Corporation Foundation continues to operate on the belief that business, as a corporate citizen, has a social responsibility to share its success with the communities where it operates and draws employees.

The Nordson Foundation is dedicated to improving its communities by supporting the continuum of education from birth to adulthood in the belief that education is the key for individuals to become self-sufficient, productive members of society.

To prepare individuals for economic independence, a variety of quality educational experiences are necessary. To be successful today, individuals not only need to master the basics, “reading, writing and arithmetic”, they must also know how to think critically and creatively. Strengthening the community’s human capital – through quality education – is crucial.

The Nordson Foundation offers support to non-profit organizations that cultivate educational curriculum and experiences that foster self-sufficiency, job readiness and goals to aspire to higher education. The Foundation is well aware of the fact that for non-profit organizations to remain viable they must receive operating support. With this in mind, Nordson Corporation Foundation does invest in general operating support.

As stewards of the Foundation assets, the directors feel strongly that the organizations that are supported by the Foundation be able to measure the effectiveness of their mission and programs. Quantitative and/or qualitative data allows for the Foundation to ensure that the organizations it supports are bringing about the desired outcomes in local communities.

The goals of the Nordson Corporation Foundation are to insure that:
-All children have access to and receive quality educational experiences from early childhood
-All individuals have the opportunity to be self-sufficient members of society
-There is a continuum of quality educational opportunities
-The communities are strengthened by the organizations funded whether their focus is education, human welfare, civic or arts and culture

Program Areas:

-Early Childhood Care and Education
-Maximizing Student Success
-Access to quality educational opportunities
-Innovative programs
-Partnerships/collaborations with school districts
-Funding gaps not covered by public monies
-Augmenting core curriculum
-Exposure to programs that expand on traditional education
-Workforce Preparation
-Initial preparation for the world of work
-Retraining for the new job market
-Strengthening communities
-Grants will be reviewed and considered on the basis of their enrichment to the communities where employees live and work.

Human Welfare:
-Promote prevention and lifestyle maintenance programs and activities
-Promote crisis intervention
-Promote life transition opportunities
-Promote systemic and/or policy change

Arts and Culture:
-Actively seek to broaden the audience bases in Nordson communities
-Support the visual and performing arts
-Provide educational enrichment for students
-Motivation for at-risk youth
-Provide access to the arts for special needs audience
-Promote greater understanding among people via the arts

-Work to improve the physical or economic environment
-Provide cultural or historical preservation
-Strive to inform citizens and increase their participation in community improvement

Organizations and programs receiving grants will be expected to identify relevant, measurable outcomes to demonstrate the effectiveness of their programs.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 177661

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The Nordson Corporation Foundation makes grants only to tax-exempt organizations, as defined in Section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code, based in geographic areas where Nordson facilities and employees are located.

Nordson Corporation Foundation does not fund:
-Organizations whose services are not provided within the Foundation's geographic areas of interest
-Direct grants or scholarships to individuals
-Organizations not eligible for tax-deductible support
-Organizations not exempt under Section 501(c) 3 of the Internal Revenue Code
-Political causes, candidates, organizations or campaigns
-Organizations which discriminate on the basis of race, sex or religion
-Membership Drives            

Pre-Application Information:

It is suggested that organizations contact the Foundation staff member who represents their geographic area before submitting an application to determine if the grant request falls within the Foundation's priorities.

The deadline for submitting your grant application are May 15, August 15, and November 15.

More information about the Foundation's priorities may be found here:

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Eligibility Quiz and Online Application Portal:

Cindy Baumgardner, Program Officer
Nordson Corporation
11475 Lakefield Drive
Duluth, Georgia 30097
Phone: (770) 497-3672

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Georgia: Gwinnett, Dawson, and Emanuel Counties