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Community Impact & Charitable Giving

Clearwater Foundation

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EMPOWERING PEOPLE

This impact area is focused on helping people solve problems and take advantage of opportunities. For example, vocational training, housing assistance, credit building, and transportation.

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BUILDING INCLUSIVE ECONOMIES

This impact area is focused on interventions to include people in social and economic development. For example, affordable housing, community childcare, and economic development organizations.

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PROTECTING THE ENVIRONMENT

This impact area is focused on activities that promote environmental conservation and sustainability.

We are committed to donating 5% of Net Income each year. In 2021 we donated $744,530 to 151 organizations.

We strive to help organizations that make meaningful, lasting, and transformative change in these three impact areas.

We will consider funding whatever you need to do your work. This includes sponsorships, specific projects, general operating funds, capital campaigns, and anything else that will help you have an impact.

Almost all of our philanthropy goes to organizations in the communities we serve. We do occasionally donate to organizations outside of this area, but it is rare.

What don’t we fund? In general, we do not fund:

  • Individuals
  • Youth sports
  • Electoral campaigns
  • Activities that don’t fit our mission and values.
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How to apply?

To apply for funding, please complete our short online application. We will review all applications within two weeks, and you can note in your application if you need a faster response.

Applications are reviewed by a committee made up of our CEO, Director of Impact Market Development, and a third member selected by our coworkers. A subset are reviewed by our TEAM committee of coworkers.

If you have any questions about your application or our philanthropy in general, please email [email protected]

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