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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 art, education, health and welfare, and civic affairs.

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

The Arts: A rich art 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 children. 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 art in education initiatives.

Health and Welfare: United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley receives the majority of corporate funding allocated for this purpose. Funding decisions typically place a higher priority on underserved populations including but not limited to, children and families, the elderly and the disabled, as well as those agencies serving our employees and their families.

Civic Affairs: A portion of our annual funding is reserved for civic organizations, programs and events.

All organizations receiving support from Crayola must affirm the Crayola nondiscrimination policy. The policy states: "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."

Organizations and Programs Not Funded

Crayola does not typically provide support for the following:

  • Organizations outside Lehigh and Northampton counties, PA and Phillipsburg, NJ
  • 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 typically will not be funded when the purpose is to cover any of the following:

  • Capital projects or multi-year campaigns
  • Past operating deficits
  • 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, organizations licensed and/or registered in Lehigh and Northampton counties in Pennsylvania and Phillipsburg, New Jersey, that address the needs of children through projects in art, education, health and welfare.  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 the date needed.  Product donations outside of these areas may be available through www.good360.org or www.NAEIR.org.

All recipients of Crayola product donations must agree not to resell the product in any venue: The exceptions to that policy are items donated specifically for an auction.

Product dontation requests may be made one time per year, per organization. Agencies are encouraged to incorporate all annual product needs (for programs, raffles/auctions, etc.) into one single request. However, product requests should continue to be for programs primarily serving youth, the arts and education.

 

Submit a Product 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 made available for specific programs rather than general operational support. 

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

All applications for Art In Education grants for schools are due November 21, 2018; grant applications for community non-profit organizations are due by January 1, 2019. All applications for funding and/or in-kind donations must be made online at www.CrayolaCares.com.

 

Submit a Funding Request

 

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

 

LOCAL AND NATIONAL GRANTS FOR SCHOOLS:

Local: Crayola Art in Education Grants for Schools

The Crayola Art in Education Grant encourages creative innovation and excellence in classroom teaching by funding visual art education programs that link with other disciplines, such as social studies, science, or math. Applications 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 an Art In Education Grant


If you received a Crayola Art in Education Grant for Schools in a prior year, please complete the Crayola Art in Education Evaluation Form and return 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.