Bemis Foundation Grants Program

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Bemis Foundation Grants Program

Community Support Grants 2017 Funding Schedule

Organizations should apply using the schedule below based upon organization, not program request. Deadlines below only apply to Community Support Grants Program.

Applicants for Small Grants That Enrich Communities Program, may apply for grants $1,000 and below at any time.
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Encourage Cycle

Supporting:
Basic Needs & Emergency Assistance
Applications for 2017 ENCOURAGE grants
DUE 12/19/2016
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Empower Cycle

Supporting:
Basic Education & Health and Fitness
Applications for 2017 EMPOWER grants
DUE 3/17/2017
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Elevate Cycle

Supporting:
Arts and Culture
Applications for 2017 ELEVATE grants
DUE 6/16/2017

To apply, organizations must be 501(c)(3) IRS designated, or an accredited, non-profit educational institution serving Bemis facility communities in the U.S.

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Small Grants Program

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Small Grants That Enrich Communities Program

Youth Sports/Clubs
School Booster Clubs/School Events
Community Events/Festivals (not fundraisers)
Community Theater/Chorus/Dance
Conservation Organizations
Education Enrichment Programs for students in grades K-12
Historical Societies
Animal Welfare Organizations

GUIDELINES:
  • There are no deadlines for this grant program
  • We do not accept applications for Fundraising Sponsorships
  • Grants made through this program are for donations of $1,000 and below
  • Organizations must be 501c3 IRS designated, or an accredited, non-profit educational institution
  • You will be notified within four weeks of applying concerning your request status
Apply Here for Community Enrichment Grants

Community Support Grants Program

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Community Support Grants Program

Non-profit Organization Programs
Non-profit Organization Operating Support
Capital Campaigns
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math) Programs

GUIDELINES:
  • We do not accept applications from or for the following: Individuals; Hospitals; Political Organizations/Campaigns/Candidates; Religious Organizations that only serve the faith-community; Fundraising Sponsorships; Organizations that are not IRS designated 501c3 or an accredited, non-profit educational institution; We do not accept unsolicited grant proposals
  • Review the three pillar cycles of ENCOURAGE, EMPOWER, and ELEVATE to determine best fit; each cycle’s sub-categories are outlined on the funding schedule.
  • Grants made through this program are for donations greater than $1,000, and will be reviewed and decided on at each cycle’s quarterly meeting
  • Notification of application status will be made following the end of each quarter
  • The ELEVATE cycle is our final funding program of the year; we do not fund requests during the 4th quarter
A detailed email of inquiry is required before you apply; please use the form at the bottom of the page and select Bemis Foundation to send us your request.

Apply Here for Community Support Grants

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