Philanthropy Grant Application

  • ETC supports communities throughout the United States by awarding cash grants semi-annually to non-profit entities. Grant recipients are selected from applications received by a diverse committee of ETC employee volunteers.
    Grants awarded through ETC’s Community Betterment are modest and limited to a maximum of $5,000 in order effectively distribute funding to many unique groups.
    Meeting qualifications and applying does not guaranteed an award. The Committee typically receives more applications than can fund. As a result, it may be necessary to decline well qualified and worthy organizations based of available during any given cycle. ETC may partially fund any application at its discretion.

    Application Process

    To apply for funding, applicants must be based in the United States and meet one of the following:
    • A 501(c)(3) non-profit residing in the United States
    • Accredited public or private school/university residing in the United States
    • Federal state, or local government as defined in section 170 (c) of the IRS service code.

    Criteria of Funding

    Additionally, ETC’s philanthropy will not fund:

    • Organizations that discriminate based on 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. 

    Questions about the program or eligibility? Please contact us before you apply at

    Use the form below to apply for the grant: