Friday, September 10, 2010

Waste Management Charitable Foundation

Waste Management Charitable Foundation is most likely to support:
  • Environmental Education -- The key to ensuring the preservation of the environment is learning about the importance of protecting it and acting in an environmentally responsible manner. To this end, Waste Management prefers to support environmental education programs targeted at middle and high school students. This includes environmental and science related projects, science fairs, Earth Day projects and others.
  • Community -- Waste Management is committed to enhancing communities through programs that help make them cleaner and better places to live. Local Waste Management facilities are proactive in identifying charities located in the immediate community that they serve and in many cases may have predetermined which organizations they will be supporting that year.
The Waste Management Charitable Contributions program provides support to organizations that have been approved by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) charity and public organizations where any donations requested will be used exclusively for public purposes. They target their support to specific projects or programs that enhance the scope of services offered by an organization.

WM prefers not to financially support operating costs, capital campaigns, or multi-year requests. Preference is also given to organizations which have a broad base of funders and employee involvement.

Nonprofit organizations interested in requesting financial, in-kind or product donations should submit requests to:

Pierpont Communications
Attn: Waste Management
1800 West Loop South, Suite 800
Houston, TX 77027
(713) 627-2223

Applications are accepted year round and are reviewed on a continuous basis. Expect about a two-month review time.

Requests funded in any one year are not assured of future funding. If renewed funding is desired, the organization should submit an additional application.

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