Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Convergys Community Relations Program

Convergys supports specific, localized giving programs in every country in which they operate globally.

They support a wide range of educational initiatives that promote accessibility, sustainability, and self-sufficiency such as building schools and libraries, supporting teacher training, literacy, and mentoring programs, and enabling technical learning environments.

They build relationships with and create a lasting impact on the diverse communities in which we live, work, and serve around the world. They foster a sincere spirit of giving and volunteerism and challenge their employees to lead civic efforts that shape the future of their communities.

Their employees dedicate countless volunteer hours, in kind donations, and financial contributions “giving back” to their communities, both individually and through their Community Action Teams.

The Convergys Foundation seeks community stability and prosperity by improving literacy and enabling workforce readiness as well as supporting arts and culture.

Since its formation in 1998, they remain committed to improving the quality of life in communities around the world where their employees live and work. Corporate citizenship is one of their core values that is proudly embraced by their employees. They have been internationally recognized for a strong commitment to social responsibility.

With limited resources, Convergys cannot fund every worthy endeavor and the number of requests they receive far exceeds our ability to support them. Convergys evaluates every request received in order to determine alignment with their giving priorities, business interests and the impact it has on communities in which they operate. Priority is given to projects and programs that make our communities better places in which to live, learn and work; with measurable goals and objectives; that clearly demonstrate effectiveness and innovation and can show evidence of long-term viability. Priority is not given to projects and programs that already receive funds via United Way campaigns or via Convergys' participation in the Fine Arts Fund or similar community campaigns.

Convergys, through its community contribution programs, will not make donations to individuals, religious organizations that are denominational or sectarian in purpose, political organizations or candidates seeking political office, organizations that discriminate based on race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship, gender, age, physical or mental disability, political belief, sexual orientation, marital or family status, pregnancy, veteran status, economic status or other legally protected status.

Further, Convergys charitable giving does not include donations to marketing initiatives such as sponsorships for sporting events, celebrations, parades or festivals devoid of a charitable or business component. All recipients must have tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

WHEN TO APPLY. Convergys accepts requests year-round. When submitting materials, please provide as much lead-time as possible between the time of the request and the date by which funding is needed. They normally send notification within 90 days.

WRITTEN REQUESTS ARE REQUIRED. Provide a 1-2 page summary of the project which should include a description of mission and history of the organization, a brief description of the program for which support is requested including rationale, amount requested, communities and number of individuals that will be served, goals, objectives and action plan of the project, expected quantifiable outcomes, methods of evaluating and reporting results, and additional sources of financial support for the project.

Please submit your proposal to:

Convergys Community Relations Program
201 East Fourth Street, Suite 1400
Cincinnati, OH 45202

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