What is the purpose of the Georgia-Pacific Foundation?
The foundation funds and supports community-based programs, volunteer service projects, disaster relief and other initiatives to improve the quality of life in communities where Georgia-Pacific operates. We invest resources in four areas we believe make the most impact: education, environment, community enrichment and entrepreneurship.
What kind of programs does the Georgia-Pacific Foundation support?
We use our resources to strengthen communities and improve quality of life, primarily in the areas of education, environment, enrichment and entrepreneurship.
Below are the top charitable contributions that create value in local GP communities. These types of requests are typically designated “approved” on facility charitable contribution plans.
Core Community Contributions
- Public Schools (K-12) (i.e. STEM, robotics and reading programs; general support, books, school supplies)
- Scholarships (college/university)
- Habitat for Humanity
- United Way
- Workforce Development initiatives (job training)
- Environmental initiatives
- Entrepreneur education (Public High School)
How do I know if my program or project qualifies for assistance?
We use established criteria to evaluate the many proposals we receive. The first step in determining if your program is eligible is to take our Eligibility Quiz. If your program meets our initial criteria, we invite you to submit a full proposal.
Do you award certain dollar amounts for grants, scholarships or in-kind donations?
No, when deciding what or if we will contribute, we consider the value of the program to our communities and the amount we have available to donate.
Once I submit a proposal for a grant how long will it take to get an answer?
We will respond in writing within 60 days of receiving your application.
What is the timeline for submitting grant proposals?
Charitable contribution requests are reviewed on a rolling cycle throughout the year. Due to year-end limited funding, early submission is encouraged. The GP Foundation will respond with written notification within 60 days of receipt of request.
What are the most important factors you consider when reviewing proposals?
We use established criteria to evaluate requests, but the most important are:
- Is the organization or the programs/services located within 30 miles of a Georgia-Pacific manufacturing community?
- Does the program support education, the environment, community enrichment and/or entrepreneurship?
- Does the program create tangible value and measurable return on investment in the community?