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Program Details and Application Process

Westinghouse believes in giving back to the communities where our employees live and work.

The Westinghouse Charitable Giving Program enables our company to provide financial support to communities in one or more of our strategic areas of giving.

If your U.S. organization’s request meets the criteria of one or more of our strategic areas of giving described below, along with our grant restrictions and requirements, we welcome you to apply for a grant. Please note that Westinghouse accepts applications on a rolling basis and there is no maximum on the amount requested.

Westinghouse Strategic Areas of Giving

Education with a focus on STEM

Grants defined as education with a focus on STEM are those used to improve knowledge and literacy with a focus in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math among students, teachers and the general public. 

To help you frame your proposal, consider the following questions.

  1. Will this grant enhance a STEM subject-matter for students or teachers in all or any grades, kindergarten through college/university level, or for the general public?
  2. Will the grant assist an overall mission of educating?
  3. Will the grant be used to help spark an interest in STEM-related careers among youth?

Environmental Sustainability

Grants defined as Environmental Sustainability are those used to enrich programs with the goal of preserving or restoring land, air, water or biodiversity.  A comfortable standard of living is important to Westinghouse in order to ensure technology advancement and a sustainable planet for future generations.  

To help you frame your proposal, consider the following questions.

  1. Will this grant help promote at least one of the following areas: preserving or restoring land, clean air, clean water or biodiversity?
  2. Will the grant help advance a technology that will enhance environmental sustainability?   
  3. Does my organization have a history of demonstrating our dedication to clean land, air, water, or biodiversity?

Community Safety and Vitality

Donations defined as Community Safety and Vitality are those used to improve the overall quality of life within a community by supporting initiatives that enhance safety and public well-being. Safety, health and wellness are vitally important to Westinghouse; our community commitment does not start and stop at the workplace door, but safety, health and wellness continue at home and in our community. 

To help you frame your proposal, consider the following questions.

  1. Will my grant be used to enhance the community’s general safety and security?
  2. Will the grant be used to promote wellness and enrich the community it serves?
  3. Will the grant be used to expand safety, health and/or wellness not only outside a workplace but also inside a workplace?

Grant Restrictions

  • Organizations not tax-exempt under Section 501(c)-3 of the U.S. IRS code (schools are still eligible to apply)
  • United Way member agencies receiving direct allocations or grants from any United Way Impact or General Fund
  • Organizations over 50 miles from a Westinghouse site. Here is a list of the U.S. Westinghouse sites
  • Organizations that benefit any political cause, such as candidates, campaigns, or those with the primary purpose of influencing legislation.
  • Organizations that discriminate on the basis of race, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, citizenship status or any other basis protected by law.
  • Religious-affiliated organizations
  • Labor or fraternal groups
  • Athletic support 
  • Events such as galas, golf outings
  • Community event advertising
  • General endowment funds
  • Individuals (i.e., trip sponsorships)
  • Salaries or stipends
  • Capital improvement or building projects

Proposal Requirements

An organization that wants to apply for this grant must compose a formal proposal with specific requirements. For a proposal to be considered by the Westinghouse Charitable Giving Advisory Board, not only must it meet one of our strategic areas of giving, but the following information must be submitted in the organization’s proposal in one pdf file.

  1. Cover letter that includes the following information:  organization’s complete address; amount of funding requested; name of the Westinghouse site this grant request is within 50 miles of; and the Westinghouse strategic area of giving the request falls under and why
  2. Organization’s mission statement
  3. Purpose of the grant
  4. An itemized financial breakdown on how the funds will be used
  5. Schedule of implementation if it’s a program these funds will support
  6. Plans to report results back to Westinghouse
  7. Name of individual in charge of the grant requested and his/her qualifications
  8. A copy of the organization’s nonprofit 501(c)-3 status letter
  9. A copy of the organization’s completed W-9 Federal U.S. form
  10. The program’s demographic breakdown  
  11. Names and affiliations of the board of directors or trustees of the organization
  12. Latest audited financial report
  13. List any additional funding streams for the grant

Submitting a Proposal

Once you have composed a formal proposal with all the required information, please submit your grant as one PDF to WECgiving@westinghouse.com.

Please contact Emily Kolek with any questions.