Monday, March 30, 2015

Costco charitable giving for local charities.




If you are a local 501(c) (3) organization and looking for funds, you have to check Costco out. Not only are they a great company to work for, they also love to support local charities. Please read the information below to learn more.  

Donation and Grant Eligibility Guidelines

In keeping with Costco Wholesale's giving guidelines our warehouses and regional offices specifically support programs focusing on children, education and health and human services. We would like to respond favorably to all requests however the needs are far greater than our allocated resources. Therefore it is not possible for us to accommodate all requests.

COSTCO WAREHOUSE DONATIONS

For local organizations and groups, which focus on children, education or health and human services, provide your local Costco Warehouse Manager with a copy of your IRS tax letter with your 501 (c) (3) status and a completed Warehouse Donation Request form. To determine your closest warehouse click here.

REGIONAL OFFICE DONATIONS

For donations which impact a broader community or region, focusing on children, education or health and human services provide the regional office with a copy of your IRS tax letter noting your 501 (c) (3) status and a completed Regional Donation Request form.

QUALIFYING FOR A GRANT

We specifically focus on programs supporting children, education and health and human services. The United Way, Children's Miracle Network Hospitals and the Red Cross are examples in our charitable giving. Costco Wholesale is committed to supporting charitable and community activities in the markets where we do business.

WE DO NOT PROVIDE DIRECT AID TO:

  • Individuals
  • Capital campaigns, building projects, or equipment
  • Transportation and travel expenses
  • Political organizations
  • Religious organizations for religious purposes
  • Salaries
  • Government agencies
  • Loans or investments
  • Research studies
  • Athletic teams, events, or sponsorships
  • Animal related programs, including shelters
  • Merchandise for fundraisers and auctions
  • Symposiums, conferences, conventions, professional association meetings
  • Individual primary and secondary schools
  • Merchandise promotions, partnerships or advertising
  • General awareness campaigns
  • Development or production of books, films, videos, television programs, or websites
  • Parties, celebrations, parades, festivals and raffles
  • Deficit funding