Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Weyerhaeuser Company Foundation

Since 1948, the Weyerhaeuser Company Foundation has played an integral role in the philanthropic efforts of the company. Their mission is to release the potential in people to strengthen their communities and advance sustainability.

Weyerhaeuser made the company's first charitable contribution in 1903. Since the creation of the foundation in 1948, company employees who serve as advisers of the foundation have carefully directed more than $206 million in donations.

The Weyerhaeuser Company Foundation, through its employee advisory committees, designates a portion of its charitable giving to community organizations in Weyerhaeuser locations who are working to create better places to live, work and play. These advisory committees make funding recommendations to the foundation, ensuring their grant recommendations are aligned with the mission of the foundation. Funding priorities include a variety of education, health and human services, arts and culture, civic, environment or community improvement efforts.

To be considered for funding by a local advisory committees, a program must serve the community within a 50-mile radius of a major Weyerhaeuser facility.

BETF research shows that we have co-located BDPA chapters in the following cities: Atlanta, Baltimore, Charlotte, Chicago, Cincinnati, Columbus, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, Pittsburgh, Richmond, Seattle, St. Louis, Triangle, Twin Cities and Washington DC.

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