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COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT COMMITTEE SPONSORSHIPS

The Community Engagement Committee (CEC) is a sub-committee of the U.S. Venture/Schmidt Family Foundation (USV/SFF) comprised of team members who award sponsorships. The CEC supports charitable events, educational opportunities or fundraisers that multiply the impact of U.S. Venture’s support within the community.


Sponsorships typically will not exceed $10,000 and charitable organizations will receive one sponsorship grant per calendar year.


Eligibility: Organizations eligible to receive grants from the Community Engagement Committee are those determined by the IRS to be public charities, preferably those with 501(c)(3) status. The CEC gives a strong consideration to requests within our giving guidelines that show documented support from a U.S. Venture team member or shareholder. U.S. Venture prefers not to be the sole funder. A list of pending and committed sponsors is required.       


Activities Funded:

                
  • Fundraising events
  • Community events
  • Sponsorships                       
  • Sports-related requests such as team shirts, support for a specific club or camp, trips or equipment where there is a U.S. Venture team member or shareholder supporting the request

The following are typically outside CEC funding:

  • Grants to individuals or specific families, to underwrite conference expenses, or to fund medical procedures or research
  • Events that occur before funding is awarded or previously incurred expenses
  • Political organizations or causes                 
  • Requests for support from schools or government agencies
  • Annual meetings
  • Religious organizations attempting to build membership or requiring specific religious affiliation for services rendered.
  • Capital campaigns for schools, religious institutions, sports facilities, and endowments

 

To Apply: Please submit your request using the online application process at CEC Application

Application deadlines:

All materials must be submitted no later than 5:00 p.m. on or before the dates listed below.


Grant Deadline
December 1, 2017
March 1, 2018
June 1, 2018
October 1, 2018
If approved, it will be expected that you follow up with U.S. Venture to obtain an appropriate logo at Foundation@USVenture.com or 920.243.5772.

No formal final report will be required; however, the Community Engagement Committee would appreciate an update on the success of the event, as well as copies of any promotional materials.