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Community Grants Program

Grants to USA Nonprofits and Schools in Multiple States for
Hunger Relief, Education, Environment, and Veterans' Services

GrantWatch ID#: 178130
Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Western Digital Foundation

07/15/17 5:00 PM PST

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Grants to California, Colorado, Massachusetts, Minnesota, and Utah nonprofits in eligible counties for proposals to improve the quality of life, education, and economic health in local communities. Specifically, funding is intended for projects that focus on the areas of STEM education, hunger relief, environment, and veterans' services.

Applications are welcome from organizations with programs serving one of the following geographical areas:

- California: Greater Bay Area (Alameda, Santa Clara, San Francisco, San Mateo and Santa Cruz counties), Orange County
- Colorado: Boulder County, El Paso County
- Massachusetts: Middlesex County
- Minnesota: Olmsted County
- Utah: Salt Lake County

Focus area details include:

- Education: STEM, particularly programs targeted at under-represented and/or underprivileged youth

- Hunger Relief: Programs with a predominant focus on alleviating hunger locally

- Environmental Preservation: Programs aimed at environmental protection or preservation, and the public education of such issues

- Veterans Programs: Community projects and programs that provide services to veterans and/or military families

WDC requires that non-profit organizations and schools seeking support from WDC or any of its subsidiaries meet specific criteria to be considered for support:

- Be a tax-exempt non-profit organization or public school in good standing with the IRS
- Show program capability, sound fiscal policies, responsible management, and evidence of long-range planning and effective use of volunteers
- Have a competent, active board of directors or similar governing body providing sound policies and guidance to the organization and its members
- Produce a budget, financial statements and a plan for funding beyond the period covered by the proposed contribution
- Show a method of evaluating the results of the proposed project

In addition, it is required that:

- The charity is not being recommended by a foreign official
- The charity is not owned/operated by a foreign official or close relative
- There are no deals that are contingent (either in fact or in appearance) upon the granting of the charitable aid
- Normal due diligence has been conducted to verify that the charity is legitimate and reputable, and financially stable
- The charity’s mission is consistent with the philanthropic priorities of the Western Digital Corporation (Education, Hunger Relief, Environmental Issues)

Not funded:

- Individuals
- Customers or other business partners/providers
- Organizations that discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, gender, sexual preference, disability, age, or national origin
- Grant-making foundations
- Political organizations
- Organizations failing to meet Western Digital’s corporate standards for ethical operation and social value

The Foundation offers two application periods per year with deadlines on January 15th and July 15th. Organizations seeking funding may apply once per year. Community grant awards are limited to one per organization, per year. Organizations receiving three consecutive years of funding will be required to cycle out for one year before applying for additional funding.

The application opens on June 1.

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

Register and apply online:
https://www.grantinterface.com/wdc/Common/LogOn.aspx

949.672.7000
Contact page:
https://www.wdc.com/about-wd/contact-us.html

- California: Greater Bay Area (Alameda, Santa Clara, San Francisco, San Mateo and Santa Cruz counties), Orange County
- Colorado: Boulder County, El Paso County
- Massachusetts: Middlesex County
- Minnesota: Olmsted County
- Utah: Salt Lake County

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USA: California;   Colorado;   Massachusetts;   Minnesota;   Utah

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