Crayola volunteers at 2012 Relay for Life event

Crayola believes . . .

“What If?” can solve the impossible and make the imaginable, real.  There are a myriad of challenges that face the schools, neighborhoods and families in our community.  

The Mission of Community Engagement is to give our community nonprofits the opportunity to free their “What If”.  We can solve the impossible and make the imaginable real by working together to overcome challenges.  Our mission is to enrich the schools, neighborhoods and the lives of families in the global communities in which we live and work.

The intent of our grants program is to support nonprofit organizations that nurture and foster creatively alive children who will grow up to be inspired adults.   We believe a key aspect of ensuring children have their basic physical and emotional needs met is giving them the time, space and opportunities to wonder, explore, pretend, imagine, create and question.

Requests for Crayola product donations*
Crayola product donations are limited to nonprofit 501(c)3 organizations in Lehigh and Northampton Counties in Pennsylvania and Phillipsburg, NJ that address the needs of children and young adults through projects in the arts, education, health and welfare and civic areas.

Product donations outside of these areas are made through

Requests for Crayola product can be submitted at any time during the year and must be made in writing at least 4 to 6 weeks prior to need. Product donation requests should be sent to the Community Engagement Department by mail, email or fax.  Requests should be on organization’s letterhead and must include an actual mailing address, not a post office number.  Include any pertinent details and a copy of the organization’s 501(c)3 status.  Organizations are limited to one product donation per year. 

Fax:  610-923-6483

Product Donation Coordinator
1100 Church Lane
P.O. Box 431, Easton, PA 18044-0431 

Does our organization qualify for a Crayola grant?

Kernsville Elementary School's Reading Forest

Crayola donations are limited to nonprofit organizations in Lehigh and Northampton Counties in Pennsylvania, and Phillipsburg, N.J.  Product donations outside of these areas are made through

Funding is concentrated on specific programs rather than general operational support. 

Consideration is given to nonprofit organizations in which employees serve in a volunteer capacity.  

Crayola’s contributions program includes cash and product donations to nonprofit organizations that address the needs of children and young adults through projects in the arts, education, health and welfare and civic areas. 

The Arts: A rich arts environment ensures a high quality of life for all citizens and provides economic vitality to our community. Crayola is committed to the visual arts by the very nature of the Crayola® brand.

In considering requests for support, priority is given to arts organizations that stress excellence and community participation, especially where children are involved. Special consideration is given to programs that stress visual arts.

Performing arts organizations and public broadcasting programs will be considered if the proposed programs complement the company's long-term strategies aimed at encouraging hands-on creative expression.

Additional support for arts organizations is possible through the employee matching-gifts program.

PBS Auction VolunteersEducation: Crayola is committed to enhancing education opportunities at all levels with a strong emphasis on early childhood, special needs and quality arts-in-education initiatives.

Additional support for elementary, secondary and higher education is in the form of an employee matching gifts program and an employee college tuition reimbursement program.

United Way shirt displayHealth and Welfare:
 The Lehigh Valley United Way receives the majority of the corporate funding allocated to this area. Crayola generally refrains from making annual contributions to agencies that receive United Way funding.  Priorities in funding are made to agencies and programs that serve disadvantaged children, the elderly and the disabled as well as families of our employees.

Civic AffairsA small portion of our annual funding is reserved for civic programs and events.

Areas Not FundedCrayola does not generally provide support for the following:

  • Organizations outside Lehigh and Northampton Counties, PA and Phillipsburg, N.J.
  • Individuals
  • Religious organizations
  • Fraternal organizations (Rotary, Lions, Kiwanis)
  • Political organizations (election committees)
  • Individual child care centers
  • Nursing and convalescent homes
  • Hospitals
  • Labor groups
  • Social clubs
  • Athletic organizations
  • Government agencies
  • Individual Schools

In addition, organizations eligible for support generally will not be funded when the purpose is to cover any of the following:

  • Capital projects or multi-year campaigns
  • Past operating deficits or travel expenses
  • Endowment funds
  • Conventions, seminars and conferences
  • Non-product goodwill advertising
  • Undefined operational support
  • Advertising in programs

How can I request Crayola funding for my organization?

EACC vegetable display All proposals must be made in writing on the organization's letterhead. The email or postmarked deadline for all proposals is December 1 of the preceding year for which funds are needed, regardless of the amount of the request.

To request a grant application form and additional information contact Community Affairs:

Crayola Community Affairs

1100 Church Lane

P.O. Box 431, Easton, PA 18044-0431

Cash contributions are reviewed and determined on an annual basis.

Key Lehigh Valley funding initiatives Crayola supported in 2011 include:

  • Allentown Art Museum
  • ArtsQuest/Banana Factory/Musikfest
  • Boys and Girls Club of Easton
  • Children’s Home of Easton
  • Community Services for Children
  • Great Valley Council - Girl Scouts
  • Minsi Trails Council - Boy Scouts
  • Project of Easton
  • The State Theatre
  • Third Street Alliance for Women and Children
  • Turning Point of the Lehigh Valley
  • United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley annual campaign

As an alternative, small packages of Crayola Crayons may be purchased for promotional purposes or to be given as donations from one of the following suppliers:

Arrow Wholesale
P.O. Box 108
Worcester MA 01613
Jamie or Elliott Ginsberg

Playtime Equipment & School Supply
5310 N. 99th Street
Omaha NE 68134
Terry Jenson

Paper People
7205 A Lockport Place
Lorton VA 22079