Each week, Neighborhood Networks provides potential funding sources
to help centers develop and improve programs and services. Featured
this week is the OMNOVA
Solutions, Inc. produces polymers and specialty chemicals, as well
as a variety of decorative products such as wall coverings, laminates,
Program Areas: Areas of interest to Neighborhood Networks
centers are the foundation's support of education and civic programs.
Education is the OMNOVA Solutions Foundation's highest priority.
Grants are provided to support:
||K thru 12 schools to address specific improvements
and opportunities in reading, economic literacy, math, and science.|
||School-to-work readiness. |
||Initiatives that encourage professional development
||Parental involvement. |
||Adult literacy. |
foundation's support extends to civic projects that address important
issues designed to improve the quality of life in communities
where OMNOVA employees work and live. These include:
||Select urban renewal projects, working collaboratively
with community leaders and organizations. |
||Programs that address drug- and crime-prevention
and safety issues. |
||Select projects that promote community awareness
of key issues and community educational opportunities. |
the OMNOVA Solutions Foundation funds a limited number of national
projects, priority emphasis is placed on organizations in those
communities where OMNOVA conducts business and where the company's
employees live and work. States in which OMNOVA has facilities include:
Ohio, Massachusetts, Mississippi, North Carolina, Pennsylvania,
South Carolina, and Wisconsin.
preference is given to community projects that involve OMNOVA Solutions
employees and requests that are recommended by the foundation coordinators
at OMNOVA facilities. While some unrestricted funding is available,
the foundation prefers to fund specific projects.
Area: Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Southeast, and Midwest.
The OMNOVA Solutions Foundation supports nonprofit, tax-exempt organizations
with 501(c)(3) status under the Internal Revenue Service Code. The
OMNOVA Solutions Foundation does not support:
||Individuals, private foundations, fraternal,
social, labor, or veterans' organizations.|
||Organizations that discriminate because of race,
color, creed, or national origin.|
||Organizations that benefit only a few people.
||Political parties, candidates, or lobbying activities.
||Organizations and programs that might pose a
potential conflict of interest for OMNOVA. |
||Local athletic or sports programs and purchase
of sports equipment. |
||Travel funds for tours, expeditions, or trips
by individuals or groups. |
||Courtesy advertising, benefits, raffle tickets,
and other fundraising events involving purchases of tables,
tickets, or advertisements. |
||Churches or religious organizations. |
||Research grants and conferences. |
Amount: Award amounts vary.
Process: Eligible grant requests will include:
||A description of the organization, including
its legal name, activities, history, and purpose.|
||Budget information, including an annual report
or financial statement that lists the organization's sources
of financial support. |
||A copy of the current 501(c)(3) IRS determination
||A list of names and business or professional
affiliations of the organization's officers and board of directors.
||A statement of the proposed project that addresses:
purpose of the project. |
and long-term objectives. |
budget information. |
estimated time required for project completion. |
on how the project will be evaluated and measured. |
list of any OMNOVA employees who currently volunteer at
the organization. |
description of how OMNOVA Solutions Foundation support will
be recognized. |
grant requests should be brief, concise, and submitted in writing.
Telephone solicitations will not be considered.
For more information on the OMNOVA Solutions Foundation, contact:
175 Ghent Road
Fairlawn, OH 44333-3300
Organizations may also contact
the foundation via e-mail.