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Organization Assistance/Donation Instructions

Assistance Guidelines 

The ESP International Charitable Foundation giving program is designed to respect the diversity of our community. We are actively involved in our community, partnering with local nonprofits to meet specific needs within the community.

Within our funding guidelines, we consider grant requests without regard to race, gender, disability, religion, ethnicity, age or sexual orientation. While the ESP International Charitable Foundation generously funds many nonprofit organizations in our communities, it is impossible to fund every request received. 

Mission

ESP International contributes to the strength and vitality of our communities through the Foundation charitable contributions program. We seek to build strong partnerships and lasting value in our community by supporting organizations that:

  • improve the educational and economic opportunities of low- and moderate-income individuals and families
  • enhance the cultural and artistic life of the communities in which we live and work

 

General Guidelines

Through the ESP International Charitable Foundation, we support organizations and programs that advance the funding priorities described under the "Funding Priorities" section below and that are located in a community with a ESP International location

 Organizations must have tax-exempt status under IRS section 501(c)(3).

 Types of Support

 Within these general guidelines, we consider the following requests:

Unrestricted General Operating Support

We consider unrestricted general operating support requests from organizations that:  

  • deliver effective programs with measurable outcomes in response to community needs
  • are financially stable
  • receive and provide strong leadership collaborate to maximize effectiveness
  • involve constituents in planning

 

Program Support

 We consider requests to support programs that are highly effective or innovative and do not duplicate other programs or services. 

Capital Support 

We consider a small number of requests for capital support from organizations that meet all other funding criteria and with which we have a pre-existing relationship. We do not make lead gifts, and grants generally do not exceed one percent of the campaign contribution goal. 

Contributions of Equipment and Property 

ESP International provides occasional in-kind contributions of miscellaneous office equipment and property when available. For information about available items, contact the charitable contributions contact.

Employee Community Involvement

ESP International is committed to working in partnership with our employees to strengthen the community. We consider employee involvement in evaluating contribution requests, and we support volunteer involvement programs for employees in our communities.

ESP International Charitable Foundation Matching Gifts ProgramThe ESP International Charitable Foundation matches qualifying contributions of cash made by ESP International employees to nonprofit organizations on a dollar-for-dollar basis from a minimum of $50 up to an annual maximum of $1,000. 

Funding Restrictions

The ESP International Charitable Foundation charitable contributions program will not provide funding for:

  • organizations that are not tax-exempt under Internal Revenue Code section 501(c)(3)
  • fraternal organizations, merchant associations, chamber memberships or programs, or 501(c)(4) or (6) organizations
  • section 509(a)(3) supporting organizations
  • fundraising events or sponsorships
  • "pass through" organizations or private foundations
  • organizations outside ESP International communities
  • programs operated by religious organizations for religious purposes
  • political organizations or organizations designed primarily to lobby
  • individuals
  • travel and related expenses
  • endowment campaigns
  • deficit reduction
  • organizations whose practices are not in keeping with the company's equal opportunity policy