There are two avenues by which to request a donation in
support of your non-profit’s cause; you may apply for a cash funding grant or an
ETC equipment grant. The Community
Betterment Committee reviews cash donation requests and the Equipment Committee
reviews the applications for equipment. The two committees function independently
of each other. Please consult the ETC
Corporate Giving Guidelines to ensure that your request qualifies for consideration
in one of our five focus areas of giving and meets our eligibility requirements:
Requests which do not meet ETC’s
eligibility, focus area, or application requirements will be declined.
We typically receive a large volume of applications during
each cycle. Although any request may be
fully funded, ETC reserves the right to make an award for less than the
requested total or to decline it entirely.
Yes, as long as each request follows the Corporate Giving Guidelines.
Yes. There are no
restrictions on applications for each cycle as long as the request meets the
ETC does not accept promotional incentives (such as our logo
on your website or program, acknowledgement on your letterhead, or other naming
rights) from organizations which have been awarded grants. Our Corporate Giving program is intended to
part of good corporate citizenship, and not to actively promote ETC.
Committee members do not actively engage with applicants
regarding grant requests in order to preclude bias in the allocation of
grants. If you have specific questions
about the process or need assistance with your application please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and an
Administrator will contact you.
The CBC is diverse, rotating group of ten ETC employees who
volunteer their time to determine which applications to fund during each biannual
cycle. CBC grants are cash donations to
be used for general funding for non-profit groups or for their specific projects,
as long as those projects adhere to the Corporate Giving Guidelines. The funds awarded are typically modest as the
CBC strives to have a positive impact across numerous funding requests. As CBC funds are limited, requests that exceed
$10,000 are seldom granted.
The Community Betterment Committee may decide to award a partial
grant in any amount for any request.
Requests for funding from organizations with demonstrated need may or
may not be viewed more favorably by the Committee. However, an application for a large grant
without substantial and specific need and proper narrative may be declined.
When submitting a CBC application, please:
No. If you wish to
acquire ETC equipment, please apply for an ETC equipment grant. Cash donations from the CBC are intended to
provide general funding to non-profit organizations or funds for specific
projects that meet our Corporate Giving Guidelines.
Equipment Grants consist of donations of new, used, or refurbished
ETC goods and equipment. Applications
are reviewed by the Equipment Committee which functions independently from the
Community Betterment Committee.
As ETC manufactures and assembles our products, we ship
equipment directly to grant award winners instead of providing funds to
purchase equipment. Grant awards are
typically additions or enhancements to existing systems, such as a small
fixture package or a low or mid-range control console. Donations are typically modest in order to award
as many applicants as possible each year. Requests that exceed $15,000 retail value are
Please note: ETC
is unable to award or donate complete lighting system packages or any equipment
that would require system commissioning or electrical upgrades. Product lines that require commissioning include:
No. If an item is not
in our product listing, it cannot be requested in a grant application. Requests
that include non-ETC equipment, including all audio equipment, curtains/drapes,
battens, piping, and electronic devices such as tablets will be declined.
upgrades and apps are not eligible for grants at this time.
ETC is unable to recommend specific products or equipment for
your venue. Please consult with your
technical staff or engage a technical professional or ETC Dealer to assess your
space and offer recommendations. Our
equipment requires some technical skill to use and maintain, and may require additional
components (such as a power control source or DMX device) to operate correctly.
ETC is not responsible for any
additional expenses or purchases required to enable the use of the donated
equipment. Please be sure to understand
the technical requirements of the equipment prior to applying.
When submitting an equipment application, please: