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Commitment to Community Service

 

OUR COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT MISSION

WD-40 Company seeks to define, develop and communicate its commitment to community service. WD-40 Company will sponsor and support projects and programs that improve the quality of life in the communities we serve and where our employees live and work. WD-40 is committed to community relations through the application of financial and human resources.

CORPORATE GIVING GUIDELINES
HOW TO APPLY


CORPORATE GIVING GUIDELINES

WD-40 Company supports nonprofit, charitable organizations. Our areas of focus are Education, Health and Human Care Services. To qualify for consideration, organizations must strive to maintain or improve the quality of life in the community and address specific community needs.

We support a broad cross-section of community organizations, activities and interests. However, we do not assist individuals or organizations supporting causes such as political organizations and candidates, labor groups, commercial for-profit enterprises, religious or sectarian organizations (unless they are a non-profit organization whose primary role is to address specific community needs), or any group whose activities are not in the best interest of WD-40 Company, its affiliates, employees, shareholders, customers, or the communities we serve. We do not support golf tournaments or host or sponsor dinner tables for gala events.

Unsolicited applications can be sent at any time. Review of such requests will usually be done in January and June of each year for the current fiscal-year (August 31) giving cycle.

AREAS OF FOCUS:

Education
WD-40 Company believes life-long learning is an important component in our corporate culture and that a strong, healthy educational system is essential to the quality of community life. Therefore, we place high priority on contributions in this area. We support:

  • Scholarships for academic excellence for higher education.
  • Enrichment and mentoring programs that provide academic, social and cultural activities for healthy and responsible lifestyles.
  • Public and private education (K-12, colleges and universities).
  • Programs that encourage parent involvement, and help students stay in school.
  • Programs that focus on the use of technology in the classroom.
  • Partnerships supporting student retention, job training/retraining programs.

Human - Health Care
WD-40 Company supports organizations that meet health and human care needs for the community.

Community Development - Community Youth General
WD-40 Company supports organizations that help people become self-sufficient, help strengthen the family, encourage economic and neighborhood development and enhance the quality of life through civic involvement.

Arts and Culture

While Arts and Culture is not a primary focus, WD-40 Company recognizes the importance of the arts and cultural institutions in the community and we may support these activities from time-to-time.

 

HOW TO APPLY

WD-40 Company accepts requests for assistance throughout the year. A separate proposal is required for each request.

Applicants should be well-managed organizations that can demonstrate ability to manage resources effectively. Applications should be brief, in writing, and include the following information:

  • Organizations name, street address and contact person.
  • A brief description of the organization, including its objectives, accomplishments and current programs.
  • Specific reason for the request and the amount requested.
  • List of officers, board of directors or principals in the organization.
  • Financial statements (with first year applying, subsequent years when requested by WD-40 Company).
  • List of significant contributors and partners.
  • In the U.S., tax identification number and verification of tax status from the IRS under Section 501 (c )(3).
  • If applicable, list of prior grants from WD-40 Company, specifying dates, amounts and where the funds were allocated.
  • Percentage of funds used for administration costs and used for charitable services.


Send your request to:

WD-40 Company
Community Involvement
1061 Cudahy Place
San Diego, CA 92110

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