Avery Dennison Foundation Funding Guidelines

At this time, the Avery Dennison Foundation is focused on projects in China, India , Brazil, and other emerging markets where our employees live and work. Grant applications from other regions are also considered. Regardless of geography, all the grants we award will extend our strategic giving in support of education and sustainability. The Foundation accepts grant requests from employees and outside organizations and awards funding on a limited basis. Any group interested in obtaining a grant or grants from the Foundation should present a project or program that satisfies one or more of the following criteria:


Educational Grant Criteria:

  • Provide direct services to populations who are traditionally underserved because of gender, socioeconomic status or geography.

  • Provide educational improvements to elementary, secondary, post-secondary and/or vocational schools.

  • Focus funds on science, mathematics, technology or graphic and visual arts educational efforts.


Sustainable Grant Criteria:

  • Provide direct support for projects that improve the physical environment.

  • Involve young people and community members in the project's implementation.

  • Educate community members about responsible care of the environment, particularly as it relates to the manufacturing industry. Examples include energy and water conservation, waste reduction, recycling, responsible forestry, sustainable packaging, product safety and resource conservation.


We Do Not Fund or Sponsor:

  • Conferences, fundraisers and special events.

  • Organizations that discriminate against a person or a group on the basis of age, political affiliation, race, national origin, ethnicity, gender, disability, sexual orientation or religious beliefs.

  • Individual scholarships, stipends, fellowships, travel grants, etc.

  • For-profit organizations or ventures.

  • Government agencies.

  • Sports teams or fund-raising initiatives.

  • Religious groups for religious purposes.

  • Political organizations, candidates, ballot measure or other political activities.

  • Institutional endowments.