Alongside our Corporate Charitable Fund, Corporate Care Fund, and Corporate Giving Card programs, The Community Foundation offers the following opportunities:
DISASTER RESPONSE FUNDS
Corporations want to respond when disaster strikes. A disaster response fund at The Community Foundation creates a way for employees to make gifts online or by check to a charitable fund to aid disaster relief. The corporation may choose to match gifts made to the fund, and The Community Foundation tracks donations and makes grants to nonprofits the corporation recommends.
Corporations often look for ways to enhance the lives of their employees and their families. A scholarship at The Community Foundation can provide assistance to employees (or their children) furthering their education. The corporation develops the criteria for the scholarship, and The Community Foundation’s volunteer scholarship committee applies that criteria as it reviews the applications and distributes scholarship funding to students who embody your goals. Corporate leaders are insulated from the decision process, and thus protected from inevitable disappointments.
The Community Foundation helps corporations help others by administering charitable funds benefiting a variety of causes. Studies show aligning a product with a charitable cause can enhance the corporation’s public image.
Here’s one way it can work: The corporation chooses the cause and creates the campaign. The corporation creates a charitable fund at The Community Foundation, with a portion of the product’s revenue invested in the fund. The corporation then recommends what charities to support. For example, Yoplait’s partnership with the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation reportedly increased sales while also increasing breast cancer awareness.
If one of these charitable vehicles isn’t a fit for your company, call The Community Foundation at 615-321-4939 to discuss how we can tailor a solution for you.