We may be a global company, but we’re dedicated to supporting our local community too.
We know that participating in the towns where we live and work is key to building a better business and world. From paid time off for volunteering to year-round food drives, we encourage employees to get involved—both on and off the job.
At our headquarters in Hinesburg, Vermont, we host community-based activities throughout the year. We collect donations for the Hinesburg Food Shelf. We run an annual (and always creative) United Way campaign. We welcome the Red Cross bus to campus for several blood drives each year. Our employees even leap into ice-cold Lake Champlain for the Special Olympics’ Penguin Plunge.
Alongside company-organized activities, we offer staff members eight hours of paid volunteer time each year. We recognize that the good work they do matters.
Giving is part of our focus too. We provide small charitable grants and sponsorships in these vital areas:
- Environmental Stewardship, Renewable Energy, Sustainable Practices
We support nonprofit organizations and municipalities that work to ensure the survival of our planet. This support is based on the same conviction that led to our company’s founding: the urgent need to provide for a sustainable energy future. Our giving focuses primarily on Vermont, but proposals from nonprofit organizations outside the state will be considered if they offer opportunities for regional or national impact.
- The People of Vermont
We support nonprofits and municipalities that directly serve Vermont communities by promoting education, arts and culture, health and human services, environmental quality, and economic development. We want our home state to be a better place in which to live, work, and raise families, as well as an example of sustainable possibilities. We are committed first to supporting neighbors in towns close to our Hinesburg headquarters, but we will also consider proposals with statewide Vermont impact.
How to Apply for Corporate Grants or Sponsorships
We accept proposals from nonprofit organizations and municipalities only. To learn more about our funding priorities and application process, please contact Kathy Magnus, executive assistant, at firstname.lastname@example.org or +1 802-482-2255. If you are considering a possible funding request, please call first to discuss project details before submitting a proposal. Funding requests are reviewed every 1-2 months.
Note: Corporate giving funds for 2016 are fully committed, and we will not be making additional grants this year. Please contact us with inquiries starting in January 2017.