Criteria for Application

  • Guidelines for Application

    ETC corporate philanthropy guidelines assure that the administration of philanthropic gifts of cash or equipment is managed in an even-handed and organized way in accordance with the wishes of the ETC Board of Directors.

    ETC's Five Focus Areas for Corporate Giving

    Applicants for cash and/or equipment grants from ETC must ensure that their organization falls within one of the following five focus areas:

    1. Performing Arts: including educational, community-based or professional groups.

    2. Performing Arts Education and Welfare: furthering the education, recognition or welfare of performance professionals or students.

    3. Community Betterment: providing means for the betterment or benefit of communities through social, environmental, or any other applicable service.

    4. Wizard Development: support for the education or development of future leaders in technology.

    5. Employee-driven Interests: ETC’s employees may request minor grants to non-profit groups to which they have a specific connection. In addition, ETC will support, as possible, requests by its employees to raise funds for local, national, or international disaster relief or crisis humanitarian aid.


    Applicant Eligibility

    To apply for funding and/or an equipment grant, the applicant must be one of the following:

    • A registered non-profit organization as defined by Section 501(c)(3) of the United States Internal Revenue Service Code at the time of application. Proof of status will need to be provided.
    • Fully accredited public or private school/university residing in the United States of America. Proof of status will need to be provided.
    • Federal, state, or local governments as defined in Section 170(c)(1) of the United States Internal Revenue Service Code at the time of application. Proof of status will need to be provided.

    Meeting qualification and submitting an application does not guarantee a grant award. The Corporate Giving Office typically receives more applications than are able to be funded. As a result, it may be necessary to decline well qualified and worthy organizations based on available funding during any given cycle.

    ETC’s philanthropy program will not fund:

    • Organizations that discriminate on the basis of race, religion, creed, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation or any other basis prohibited by law.
    • Scholarships for individuals or groups.
    • Travel for individuals or groups.
    • Athletic teams or any type of athletic competition.
    • New construction and/or renovation of existing facilities.
    • Any type of event, dinner, or gala.
    • Any political candidate or causes.
    • Religious organizations other than for specific, non-sectarian, social welfare services.
    • Advertising and/or “corporate sponsorship” in fund raising avenues including silent auction, raffle/door prizes, printed materials, or any other type of capital campaign. 

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    Disclaimer: By submitting a grant application, you grant ETC permission to use the information contained herein for marketing and other promotional purposes, as determined solely at the discretion of ETC. ETC agrees to use any information provided solely for marketing and promotional purposes. We will not sell your information to any third parties. You agree that ETC will have no obligation to keep your information confidential. You may revoke this granted permission by providing written notice to the Corporate Giving Office address as provided below. However, the revocation will not be applicable to any information used or disclosed by ETC prior to receipt of the written notice of revocation.