Your first step is to take a brief eligibility quiz on our web site. To request a contribution, your organization must be a federally tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) charitable organization, a school, a library, or a public agency and meet other criteria that are important to us. Meeting base eligibility criteria does not guarantee a grant or other award.
C&S grants are focused in four areas: hunger, children and community, the environment, and encouraging volunteerism. In our corporate headquarter communities of Keene NH and Brattleboro VT, we also offer in-kind printing services and sponsorships for large-scale, highly public events.
What is not funded by C&S?
*If a religious organization coordinates an emergency food pantry that is located in a house of worship and makes the food available to people of all faiths, they may apply for a Mini Grant.
**Exception: organizations working with disadvantaged youth athletes
***Exception: United Way agencies that focus on hunger.
Modest food donations through our Mini Grant program. This is because C&S holds an annual workplace campaign to inspire our associates to give to United Way, and because the company provides matching funds.
Be descriptive about the results your organization gets and why your work in the community is important. Tell us a story that is supplemented with facts and figures about your group's accomplishments. Be compelling.
Do I have to complete my online application during one session?
No; you can start the application and choose to save and finish it at another time. Select the “Save and Proceed” button as you complete each section.
What happens if I get stuck while I am completing the application?
Just click the “Need Support” button on the bottom of each page of the online C&S application.
Typically, we do not fund religious organizations. However, if a religious organization coordinates an emergency food pantry that is located in a house of worship and makes the food available to people of all faiths, they may apply for a Mini Grant.