LOCAL CORPORATE GRANT-MAKING GUIDELINES

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2016 WASHINGTON STATE – Local Grantmaking Guidelines
Boeing’s journey as a global industry leader and corporate citizen parallels its nearly 100-year history of building better
communities worldwide. Our partnerships and contributions are made to promote sustainable growth and systemic,
lasting change in the communities where our employees and their families live and work. We strive to place greater
emphasis on preparing individuals for success through life-long learning – a process that starts at birth and continues
throughout peoples’ lives. With a focus on integrated, active and ongoing learning our goal is to help build the capacity
of individuals and communities to succeed in a constantly evolving world. To this end, our efforts in Washington are
focused on these key strategies: arts and culture, civic engagement, health and human services, education and
environment.
How do I apply for a
grant?
Grantmaking Process: To apply for a project grant, please follow these steps.
1. Read the grant objectives and local strategy detailed for your grant category in this
document to determine if your request aligns with Boeing Puget Sound strategies for:
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Arts & Culture
Civic Engagement
Environment
Health & Human Services
Education – Early Learning
Education – Primary & Secondary
2. Review the Grants Eligibility and Exclusions Guidelines at the end of the document.
Determine that your organization is eligible to apply.
3. Contact your local community investor to discuss a proposed project.
4. If your community investor determines that your project aligns to Boeing's local
strategies, you may be asked to submit an online letter of inquiry (LOI) in CyberGrants.
5. Your LOI will be evaluated through our early gate review process for alignment,
readiness, viability, measureable outcomes and broad impact.
6. If the LOI is approved, you will be given an invitation code and invited to submit a full
grant proposal in CyberGrants.
Deadlines for all requests are:
Where does Boeing
focus its support in
Washington State?
LOI Deadlines
Application Deadline
(if invited)
Awards
Announced
February 29 –
April 15, 2016
Rolling Basis
June 15, 2016
October 21, 2016
The Boeing Company was founded in Seattle in 1916. As the state’s largest private
employer, Boeing is an important presence in Washington and in the lives of people living
here. Grantmaking in Washington is primarily focused in King, Pierce and Snohomish
counties. We work within all five of Boeing’s community investment strategies to develop a
site-specific plan tailored to the particular needs of our region, focusing our grants on the
following strategies in this document.
All applicants for charitable support from The Boeing Company must be a U.S.-based
§501(c)(3) charitable organization in current standing with the IRS.
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We place emphasis on sustainable, scalable and replicable programs beyond the period of
investment. We emphasize programs that are catalysts for positive and systemic change and
have a broad base of community support.
ARTS & CULTURE
Theory of Change: If we help provide lifelong arts and cultural experiences, individuals will
develop an appreciation for different perspectives, deepen their critical and creative thinking
and be better prepared to excel in work and life.
Program Goal: Engage people in arts and cultural experiences in order to broaden
perspectives, nurture creativity and support healthy and vibrant communities.
Local Puget Sound Strategy:
The Boeing Company's arts investments foster creative expression, celebrate diverse
cultures, stimulate civic dialogue, advance 21st century skills and strengthen communities.
Boeing’s investments include:
• Arts education grants to engage young people in innovative, hands on, interactive
and sequential programs based on best practices. Programs foster the social,
emotional and cognitive development of young people. In 2016, our main investment
priority will be arts education. Competitive programs typically provide 25+ hours of
arts instruction per child and may include professional development for educators.
• Programming grants to support the creation and presentation of risk-taking newer
artistic works.
• Change capital grants to help organizations test new business models or ventures
that may yield new revenue lines.
• Systems change grants to foster broad impact in the arts nonprofit sector, including
professional development and training, research and collaborative initiatives that
respond to field conditions.
Boeing makes investments to advance the work of professional arts and culture
organizations in King, Pierce, and Snohomish Counties.
Before contacting staff, please determine that your organization meets eligibility by reviewing
the Grants Eligibility and Exclusion Guidelines at the end of this document. We do not
make capital campaign grants.
Contact: Huong Vu, Community Investor, Arts and Civic Engagement at
[email protected]
CIVIC ENGAGEMENT
Theory of Change: If individuals assume leadership roles and/or engage in civic discourse
within communities, then they will be better informed and take actions to benefit their
community. This will result in cross-cultural communication and a deeper understanding of
local, regional and global cultures, perspectives and issues.
Program Goal: Increase public understanding and engagement in the processes and issues
that affect our communities; help develop current and future leaders to build better
communities.
Local Puget Sound Strategies:
Boeing creates strong and thriving communities in the Puget Sound. We strengthen social
capital by supporting programs that engage people in deep, sustained levels of civic
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engagement and reach out to diverse and underserved audiences.
Boeing invests in programs that:
• Inform and educate citizens about relevant and timely topics affecting the Puget
Sound area and/or prompt them to action and service.
Boeing supports civic engagement efforts in King, Pierce, and Snohomish Counties.
Before contacting staff, please determine that your organization meets eligibility by reviewing
the Grants Eligibility and Exclusion Guidelines at the end of this document. We do not
make capital campaign grants.
Contact: Huong Vu, Community Investor for Arts and Civic Engagement at
[email protected]
ENVIRONMENT
Theory of Change: If we engage communities in understanding the importance of
environmental protection and preservation, then together we will take the necessary steps
toward reducing our impact on climate change and the environment. Working together we
can ensure a sustainable future.
Program Goal: Improve water quality and reduction of carbon emissions through integrated
systems of natural resources that provide multiple benefits; development of environmental
leaders to champion better sustainable practices.
Local Puget Sound Strategies:
The Boeing Company recognizes the benefits of healthy sustainable communities through
environmental awareness and engagement. We foster individual and collective impact
towards protection of all natural resources and the preservation of our lands.
Boeing supports projects that:
• Protect and restore the Puget Sound, including the watersheds that flow into it.
• Promote environmental stewardship through leadership development.
• Reduce greenhouse-gas emissions through vibrant and compact communities.
Boeing makes investments to environment nonprofits in King, Pierce, and Snohomish
Counties.
Before contacting staff, please determine that your organization meets eligibility by reviewing
the Grants Eligibility and Exclusion Guidelines at the end of this document. We do not
make capital campaign grants.
Contact: Shyla Miller, Community Investor, Environment at [email protected]
HEALTH & HUMAN
SERVICES
Theory of Change: If we help underserved individuals increase their income, resources and
access to healthcare, then those individuals and their families will have a greater chance of
being economically self-sufficient.
Program Goals: Unemployed and under-skilled adults and young adults receive training in
relevant employment skills in order to obtain living wage careers and increase household
stability. Additionally, systemic improvements in the delivery of health and human services
lead to economic growth and improved outcomes for underserved communities.
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Local Puget Sound Strategies:
At The Boeing Company, we believe that advancing the economic well-being and health of
our most vulnerable residents gives them the best chance at a new beginning. In the Puget
Sound region, Boeing invests in innovative programs that:
• Support low-income Puget Sound residents to improve employability, access
employment and increase income and resources. Strategic 2016 priorities include:
o Workforce development and job training in high-demand sectors such as
manufacturing and health care.
o Employment programs serving veterans and young adults.
• Improve the delivery of health and human services through collaborative initiatives
that align systems and drive systems change. Competitive projects will engage
cross-sector (nonprofit, public, private) partners to improve systems in order to
address a significant social issue(s) in a community or region.
Boeing makes investments to health and human services nonprofits in King, Pierce, and
Snohomish Counties.
Before contacting staff, please determine that your organization meets eligibility; review the
Grants Eligibility and Exclusion Guidelines at the end of this document. We do not make
capital campaign grants.
Contact: Gina Breukelman, Community Investor, Health & Human Services at
[email protected]
EDUCATION –
EARLY LEARNING
Theory of Change: If we advance the cognitive, social, emotional and physical capacities of
children from birth through age five by providing professional educational tools and resources
to their earliest teachers - their parents and caregivers - then children will succeed in both
school and life.
Program Goal: Support system improvements in early care and education programs that
ensure the delivery of, and access to, quality early learning opportunities for all children from
birth to age five.
Local Puget Sound Strategies:
High-quality early learning experiences are essential to preparing children for success in
school and in life. Boeing's early learning investments support systemic work at the state and
local levels that fosters social, emotional and cognitive development for all children,
particularly those from low-income families. Additionally, because the lack of early exposure
to math concepts greatly increases the likelihood that children will struggle in school, we
prioritize initiatives that promote the acquisition of early numeracy skills.
In the Puget Sound area, Boeing invests in collaborations among public agencies, school
districts and early learning programs that:
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Improve school readiness, particularly in early numeracy, for low-income and other
vulnerable children.
Provide parents, caregivers and childcare providers with evidence-based guidance
or training in how to effectively support early childhood development.
Boeing makes investments in early learning nonprofits in King, Pierce, and Snohomish
County.
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Before contacting staff, please determine that your organization meets eligibility; review the
Grants Eligibility and Exclusion Guidelines at the end of this document. We do not make
capital campaign grants.
Contact: Caroline Maillard, Community Investor, Education and Early Learning at
[email protected]
EDUCATION –
PRIMARY &
SECONDARY
Theory of Change: If students attend schools with strong leaders, well-prepared teachers,
and engaging curricula, and if they are supported by informed and engaged parents and
caregivers, then those students will be prepared to succeed in school, in the workplace and
as contributing members of their community.
Program Goal: Build capacity and align educational systems in ways that provide students
with the skills and knowledge needed to achieve in school and in life. Emphasis is placed on
initiatives that prepare and inspire underrepresented students to pursue opportunities in
Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) subjects, including those offered
through Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs.
Local Puget Sound Strategies:
Boeing’s K-12 education investments support leadership, instruction and curricula that
promote student interest and aptitude in STEM. We prioritize approaches that are
academically rigorous and that give students the chance to apply their knowledge in
engaging, relevant ways.
Boeing invests in initiatives that:
• Provide comprehensive, sustained professional development for teachers and
school leaders in order to foster student success and interest in STEM subjects and
career pathways.
• Address education issues at a systems level through collaborative, cross-sector
approaches to closing the opportunity and achievement gaps for low-income
students and children of color.
Boeing makes investments in primary and secondary education nonprofits in King, Pierce,
and Snohomish County.
Before contacting staff, please determine that your organization meets eligibility; review the
Grants Eligibility and Exclusion Guidelines at the end of this document. We do not make
capital campaign grants.
Contact: Caroline Maillard, Community Investor, Education and Early Learning at
[email protected]
The Employees
Community Fund of
Puget Sound (ECF):
The Employees Community Fund of Puget Sound (ECF):
ECF is an employee-owned charitable giving program made up of the combined
contributions from generous Boeing employees. It is a separate 501c3 managed by an
elected board of trustees which makes grants to local Health & Human Service nonprofits.
ECF of Puget Sound operates separately from Global Corporate Citizenship. View the Puget
Sound ECF guidelines.
Contact: Colette Ogle, ECF Program Officer at [email protected]
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Volunteer and
Employee
Engagement
Programs
Boeing employees generously give their time and talents to help improve the communities
where we live and work. They do this through company sponsored employee drives,
volunteering as individuals or work groups, or through skills-based volunteerism.
Puget Sound Employee Engagement Strategies:
• Provide volunteer opportunities that align to charitable grants.
• Provide volunteer opportunities with ECF funded agencies.
• Coordinate team building events for Boeing business units, teams and workgroups.
Volunteer Programs:
Below are company sponsored programs that support employee engagement:
• Earth Day: Individual employees or work groups volunteer for company sponsored
events that align with local charitable investments in support of environmental
stewardship, clean-up and restoration projects.
• Global Month of Service: Volunteer events for Global Month of Service are often
aligned with local charitable investments in the area of Health & Human Services
and/or Education.
• Skills-Based Volunteerism: Employees match their technical, professional or trade
skills with the needs of local nonprofits to assist in projects that enhance the
agency’s ability to operate more effectively.
Contact: Debbi Metzger, Community Investor, Employee Volunteerism at
[email protected]
Employee Drives:
• Books and Backpacks: New books and monetary donations are collected and
distributed to a local nonprofit that supports children's literacy programs.
• Food and Essentials: Food and monetary donations are collected and donated to
local food distribution centers to allocate to area food banks and meal sites.
• Spirit of the Holidays: Boeing employees share their holiday spirit by adopting and
donating gifts to underserved families, children, senior citizens and special needs
individuals in our community during the December holiday season.
Contact: April Wilson, Community Investor, Employee Drives at [email protected]
Besides corporate
cash grants, what
other types of support
are available and may
I apply for multiple
resources?
In Washington and the Puget Sound region we have the opportunity to support
organizations in the following ways:
Event Sponsorships to charitable galas, fundraisers and benefits: Boeing Puget
Sound provides event sponsorships to organizations that strongly align with our local
strategies, have a Boeing executive on the board of directors, and/or align with Boeing’s
business goals. Please contact your local community investor at least six months prior to
the event.
In-kind Donations: Boeing Global Corporate Citizenship has phased out in-kind donations
in Washington state. We no longer provide:
• Flight simulators
• Surplus goods
• Printing
• Loaned labor
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Grants Eligibility and
Exclusion Guidelines
All applicants for charitable support from The Boeing Company must be a U.S.-based
§501(c)(3) charitable organization in current standing with the IRS.
We place emphasis on sustainable, scalable and replicable programs beyond the period of
investment. We emphasize programs that are catalysts for positive and systemic change and
have a broad base of community support.
While we recognize that there are many factors affecting individual and community wellbeing, we place emphasis on addressing prevailing socio-cultural factors, such as disparities
between populations, in our grantmaking.
We do not support:
• Organizations with practices that are inconsistent with company goals and policies
• Organizations that denigrate or advocate discrimination or violence towards any
racial, ethnic or cultural group
• Political candidates or organizations
• Religious activities, in whole or in part, for the purpose of furthering religious
doctrine. Faith-based organizations must provide services to all clients regardless of
denomination and without expectation of clients' participation in religious activities
We do not support:
• Capital campaigns, memorials or endowments
• For-profit businesses, including third-party fundraisers, or public institutions
• U.S. hospitals, hospital foundations, medical research or health-related awareness
campaigns
We do not support individuals or families, including:
• Dissertations and student research projects
• Loans, scholarships, fellowships or grants to individuals
• Travel expenses
• Adoption services
We do not support individual schools or programs serving schools, including:
• School-affiliated orchestras, bands, choirs, athletic teams, drama groups, yearbooks
or class parties
• Travel, competitions, or field trips
• Student tuition or tuition-based extracurricular programs
We do not support:
• Nonprofit or school-sponsored walk-a-thons, athletic events or athletic group
sponsorships other than Special Olympics
• Advertising, t-shirts, giveaways orpromotional items
• Printing for auction booklets, tickets or one-time use items (i.e. invitations or flyers)
• Door prizes or raffles
• Athletic events and teams
• Debt reduction
• Computing equipment
• Documentary films and publications
• Media campaigns and advertising
• Gifts, honoraria, gratuities, and awards
• Individual cultural/ethnic festivals and community theaters, choral groups or
orchestras due to the high volume of events
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