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COMMUNITY GIVING

We support U.S. and Canadian communities where we have a significant presence or business interest. These communities range from rural to metropolitan, each with unique priorities and needs. Our employees serve on local advisory committees for our Giving Fund and develop funding priorities within four focus areas to support their particular communities. This provides a strong companywide framework for giving while allowing flexibility to meet unique needs in our different communities.

Through the Weyerhaeuser Giving Fund, we concentrate the majority of our funding in four focus areas:

  • Affordable Housing and Shelter
  • Education and Youth Development
  • Environmental Stewardship
  • Human Services, Civic and Cultural Growth

Our giving is limited to areas where we have a significant presence, including communities where we have operations and/or where we own or manage forestland in the Unites States and Canada.

Not all communities listed below will be eligible for grants. If you have a question about whether your location qualifies as a Weyerhaeuser operating area, please contact Anne.Leyva@weyerhaeuser.com.

To see the counties where we manage forestlands, click any state marked with an asterisk (*) below.

UNITED STATES

ALABAMA*

Castleberry
Millport

ARKANSAS*

DeQueen
Dierks
Emerson
Hot Springs
Little Rock
Magnolia

CALIFORNIA

Fontana
Long Beach
Sacramento
Stockton

COLORADO

Denver
Henderson

FLORIDA*

Jacksonville

GEORGIA*

Dacula
Flint River/Oglethorpe
Port Wentworth

 

LOUISIANA*

Dodson
Holden
Natchitoches
Ruston
Simsboro/Arcadia
Taylor
Zwolle

MAINE*

MICHIGAN*

Grayling

MISSISSIPPI*

Bruce
Columbus
McComb
Philadelphia

MONTANA*

Columbia Falls
Evergreen

NEW HAMPSHIRE*

NORTH CAROLINA*

Ayden
Charlotte
Elkin
Grifton
New Bern
Plymouth
Washington

OKLAHOMA*

Idabel

OREGON*

Lane County
Linn County

SOUTH CAROLINA*

TEXAS*

VERMONT*

VIRGINIA*

WASHINGTON*

Centralia/Chehalis
Cosmopolis
Longview
Olympia
PeEll
Raymond
Rainier
Corporate Headquarters in the Seattle and Tacoma areas - by invitation only

WEST VIRGINIA*

Buckhannon
Sutton

CANADA

ALBERTA

Drayton Valley
Edson
Grand Prairie

BRITISH COLUMBIA

Annacis Island
Princeton

ONTARIO

Kenora

SASKATCHEWAN

Hudson Bay

 

 

In considering requests for support, preference is given to projects and programs that meet the following criteria:

  • Serve a broad range of community residents
  • Meet an important community need within our key areas of focus
  • Show strong support from community leaders and other funders
  • Are sustainable and managed competently with a history of accountability, results, cost-effectiveness, strong leadership and innovation
  • Provide a significant and measurable impact on quality of life

To be eligible for funding, a program must:

  • Serve a Weyerhaeuser community 
  • Be a tax-exempt, nonprofit public charity classified under Section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code OR a registered charity in Canada with a Canada Revenue Agency Number, or registered as a provincial nonprofit society OR a public education institution or government entity qualified under Section 170(c)(1) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code or qualified as a Canadian municipality

BY INVITATION ONLY:

  • Support to organizations near our Corporate Headquarters communities (Seattle area)
  • Selected, high-priority national or international initiatives directly related to the sustainability and importance of working forests

THE WEYERHAEUSER GIVING FUND DOES NOT FUND:

  • Local community projects, services and organizations outside of a Weyerhaeuser community (see Where We Give)
  • Activities that provide a direct or tangible benefit to Weyerhaeuser or our employees
  • Individuals, including direct scholarship or bursary assistance
  • Fraternal, social, labor or political organizations 
  • Activities that influence legislation
  • Groups that discriminate based upon an individual’s gender, race, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, marital status or any other characteristic protected by local, state or federal law.
  • Organizations seeking funds for theological purposes
  • Groups or individuals seeking funds for sponsorships or to purchase tickets or tables at fundraising benefits
  • Sports teams or athletic events
  • Operating deficits or debt liquidation
  • Services the public sector is reasonably expected to provide
  • Endowments and memorials
  • Capital campaigns
  • Multiyear requests
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

STEP 1:

Before you begin, please review our Focus Areas and Eligibility requirements.

 

STEP 2:

Funding priorities vary in each Weyerhaeuser community. Before submitting a grant application, we encourage you to connect with the Weyerhaeuser Giving Fund advisor at your local Weyerhaeuser facility. See the "Where We Give" section above.


BY INVITATION ONLY.
Please note: we proactively identify specific funding opportunities and do not accept unsolicited applications for the following:
  • HEADQUARTERS-AREA GRANTS: Grants serving communities in the Seattle region
  • NATIONAL GRANTS: Grants for a national project directly related to the sustainability and importance of working forests

STEP 3:

Gather the following information essential to completing the application:

  1. The organization’s Tax ID or Canada Revenue Agency Number
  2. Contact Information
  3. Detailed information about the organization
  4. Detailed information about the request you're asking us to fund
  5. Financial information related to the organization and the project you are asking us to fund

 

STEP 4:

To apply for a grant for the 2017 grant cycle, please use our Grant Application Portal.

Note: Google Chrome is the best browser to use with this application (download Google Chrome now) as Internet Explorer may not save your information when you submit it.

GRANT APPLICATION PORTAL

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  • When is the application deadline?
    Applications are processed two times a year — but may be submitted at any time during our cycle year. Applications must be completed through our online portal, and submitted with all required attachments. We do not accept paper applications or proposals. Weyerhaeuser Giving fund grant application deadlines:

    June 30
    October 30

  • What is the application review process? 
    Applications are generally reviewed on an ongoing basis, throughout the year.

  • What grant amount can I expect? 
    Grants vary in scale in relationship to our presence in the community and the philanthropic budget available for the year. The minimum grant awarded is $1,000.

  • When will I be notified? 
    The majority of our communications with you will be through the application portal. We generally communicate our funding decision after we receive a recommendation to fund your request from your local Advisory Committee (not when you submit your grant application). Many of our committees wait until after the deadline has passed to prioritize and finalize their grant recommendations, which means you might not hear from us until autumn if you applied in June, or until winter if you applied in October.

  • My application was rejected. Why can't you fund my project/organization?
    We regret we cannot fund all applications we receive.

  • I'm having trouble/need help. Who can I contact?
    Contact Anne Leyva, our community giving program manager.

 

A small portion of our grant making supports high-priority national initiatives directly related to the sustainability and importance of working forests and the products and services they provide. This may include sustainability issues related to forestry, sustainable forest products, housing, improving ecosystems, and green energy. Applications in this category are accepted by invitation only.

 

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