Avery Dennison Foundation Funding Guidelines

The Avery Dennison Foundation supports non-profit non-governmental organizations in markets where our employees live and work. Regardless of geography, all the grants we award will extend our strategic giving in support of education, sustainability and women’s empowerment . The Foundation accepts grant requests year round and makes funding decisions on a quarterly  basis.  An organization interested in obtaining a grant 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.

Sustainable Grant Criteria:

  • Provide direct support for projects that address environmental resources and contribute to the social,environmental and economic wellbeing of communities.

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

Women’s Empowerment Grant Criteria:

  • Provide direct services to address female gender equality, equity and improved quality of life for women.

  • Authentic involvement of women and/or community members in the project's design and implementation.

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, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability 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.