What does Clearwater fund?
We are committed to donating 5% of Net Income each year. In 2019 we donated $293,865 to 120 organizations.
We strive to help organizations that make meaningful, lasting, and transformative change in three impact areas:
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.
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.
Protecting the Environment
This impact area is focused on activities that promote environmental conservation and sustainability.
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:
- Youth sports
- Electoral campaigns
- Activities that don’t fit our mission and values.
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]
Looking for Volunteers?
Every Clearwater coworker receives 24 hours of paid time to volunteer in our communities, and we can help match you with volunteers. Email us your volunteer needs.
Looking for Scholarships?
Every spring Clearwater provides scholarships to graduating high school seniors. For more information, please visit our scholarships page.