Crayola volunteers at 2012 Relay for Life event

Crayola’s community engagement mission is to enrich the neighborhoods, schools and lives of families in the communities in which we live and work.

The intent of our philanthropy is to support local 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations and schools that nurture and foster creatively alive children in Lehigh and Northampton Counties in Pennsylvania and Phillipsburg, New Jersey.  We want to ensure that children have their basic physical and emotional needs met.  We believe this means giving them the time, space and opportunities to explore, pretend, imagine, create and question.

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

Crayola’s Arts in Education Grants for Schools are for private and public schools, grades K through 8.  

The Arts: A rich arts environment ensures a high quality of life for all citizens and provides economic vitality to our community. Our company mission is to help parents and educators raise creatively alive kids.  Crayola is committed to the visual arts.

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.

Education: 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.

Health 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 Affairs: A small portion of our annual funding is reserved for civic programs and events.

All organizations receiving any support from Crayola must affirm the nondiscrimination policy for Crayola.  The policy is as follows:  All recipients of grants, sponsorship dollars and in-kind support from any of Crayola’s giving programs must not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran or marital status.

Areas Not Funded: Crayola 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, etc.)
  • Political organizations (election committees)
  • Individual child care centers
  • Nursing and convalescent homes
  • Hospitals
  • Labor groups
  • Social clubs
  • Athletic organizations
  • Government agencies
  • Symposiums, conventions, conferences or seminars
  • Poster contests

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
  • Non-product goodwill advertising
  • Undefined operational support
  • Advertising in programs


Crayola Product Donation Requests:

Crayola product donations are available for nonprofit 501(c)3 organizations Lehigh and Northampton Counties in Pennsylvania and Phillipsburg, New Jersey, that address the needs of children through projects in the arts, education, health and welfare and civic areas.  Requests for Crayola product can be submitted at any time during the year but must be submitted at least 4 to 6 weeks prior to need.  Product donations outside of these areas may be available through good360.org.

All recipients of Crayola product donations must agree not to resell the product in any venue.  Items donated specifically for an auction are the exception.

Submit a Donation Request

 

Crayola Funding Requests:

Crayola grants are available for nonprofit 501(c)3 organizations in Lehigh and Northampton Counties in Pennsylvania and Phillipsburg, New Jersey. 

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.  

All proposals must be made on CrayolaCares.com by December 1 of the preceding year for which funds are needed, regardless of the amount of the request.

Submit a Funding Request

If you received a Crayola Grant in 2014, please complete the Crayola Grant Evaluation Form and email the completed form to communityaffairs@crayola.com.
 

 

Local and National Grants for Schools

Local: Crayola Arts Education Grants for Schools

The Crayola Arts Education Grant encourages creative innovation and excellence in classroom teaching by funding visual arts education programs that link with other disciplines, such as social studies, science, or math.  Requests from individuals or collaborative teams of K-8 teachers will be considered. Public and private schools in Lehigh and Northampton Counties in Pennsylvania and Phillipsburg, New Jersey are eligible.

Submit a Grant Request

If you received a Crayola Arts Education Grant for Schools in 2014, please complete the Crayola Arts Education Evaluation Form and email the completed form to communityaffairs@crayola.com.


National:  Champion Creatively Alive Children Creative Leadership Grants

The Champion Creatively Alive Children Grant Program awards funding for innovative, creative leadership team building within elementary schools.  Up to 20 schools from the United States or Canada receive a $2,500 grant and Crayola products valued at $1,000. 

Learn more or apply for a grant to build a creative leadership professional development program within your elementary school.

 

If you have questions you can contact us at communityaffairs@crayola.com.