Each week Neighborhood Networks provides potential funding sources
to help centers develop and improve programs and services. Featured
this week is King
Areas: Based in Bristol, Tennessee, King Pharmaceuticals' major
areas of interest include:
||Support for community service organizations that
provide unique social or human services, benefit human health
and welfare, and generally answer unmet needs of the community.
||Support for programs that encourage innovation
in the classroom, promote high standards for learning, support
positive life choices, and in particular, enhance the quality
of education for disadvantaged students. |
||Support for programs that grow and broaden cultural
experiences for the underserved, including support for visual
and performing arts agencies, museums, and other organizations
offering outreach programs to persons of all demographics and
Pharmaceuticals supports organizations and programs in communities
in Florida, North Carolina, Maryland, Tennessee, New Jersey, Michigan,
Missouri, and Wisconsin.
Area: Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Southeast, and Midwest.
King Pharmaceuticals gives high priority to:
||Programs that benefit communities
where it is a significant employer. |
||Programs that provide food, shelter, healthcare,
and basic services for disadvantaged persons.|
||Projects that satisfy unmet needs in the community
without duplicating other programs or services. |
||Activities that offer services to broad audiences
in lieu of selected groups or associations.|
||Initiatives in keeping with the company's philosophies
and culture. |
||Programs that clearly define and measure goals.
Pharmaceuticals generally does not fund:
||Programs that discriminate on the basis of race,
color, religion, sex, age, or national origin. |
||Individuals (as opposed to group-based initiatives).
||Organizations without Internal Revenue Service
(IRS) 501 (c)(3) tax-exempt status. |
||Political parties, candidates, or campaigns.|
||Deficit reduction, loans, investments, or endowments.
|| Operating expenses such as: salaries, rent,
membership fees, equipment, etc.|
||Purely social or fraternal organizations, beauty
pageants, etc. |
||Athletic team sponsorships, individual leagues,
or travel expenses for tournament play. Sponsorships of golf
tournaments, sporting events, and professional teams. |
||Event or conference sponsorships for supplies,
receptions, hospitality suites, and other expenses.|
||Sponsorships or expenses for community fundraising
||Expenses for trips, tours, or uniforms for individuals
or groups. |
||Tickets for contests, raffles, events, etc.|
|| Production of videos, books, films, CDs, and
||Advertising in programs, bulletins, yearbooks,
||Individual churches or sectarian organizations
whose programs are offered exclusively to their members.|
||Organizations with affiliates on a local, regional,
or national level that have already received funding from the
||Capital campaigns, with the occasional exception
of organizations that strongly meet all other funding criteria
and have pre-existing relationships with King Pharmaceuticals.
Amount: Award amounts vary.
Process: Organizations should review the application criteria
to determine eligibility. All requests for contributions must be
submitted in writing and should be typed on a King Community Investment
application. An application may be requested using the form provided
on the Contacts
page of the company's Web site. Amplifying responses, limited
to three pages, may be attached.
an application is evaluated, the applying organization will be contacted
if a meeting is required for further information. Organizations
that seek funding for annual projects should make contribution requests
as early as possible, preferably a year in advance. For more immediate
projects, requests must be submitted at least 45 days in advance
of when the organization needs a response, since requests for contributions
are reviewed on a monthly basis.
a request is reviewed, organizations receiving gifts of $5,000 or
more are asked to submit a progress report following the completion
of the program or activity. These reports help King determine the
effectiveness of its corporate giving.
must be expended within a year. If any contribution is not used
for the purpose intended, the receiving organization must contact
King Pharmaceuticals to discuss other funding options or return
the check. King does not guarantee contributions from year to year.
Organizations must reapply for funding consideration on an annual
basis unless notified by King that other provisions have been made.
Ongoing. It is not necessary for organizations to follow up with
calls to inquire about application status. All applying organizations
will receive confirmation of request status after funding decisions
have been made. Please allow 45 days for application review. For
approved requests, organizations will receive a check within three
or four weeks of approval.
Contact: For more information about King Pharmaceuticals,
501 Fifth Street
Bristol, Tennessee 37620