Networks provides potential funding sources to help centers develop
and improve programs and services. Featured this week is United
States Enrichment Corporation, Inc. (USEC).
a global energy company, is a leading supplier of enriched uranium
fuel for commercial nuclear power plants. Headquartered in Bethesda,
Maryland, USEC employs more than 2,900 employees at five
U.S. locations. In 2007, the company reported revenues of more
than $1.9 billion.
Areas: USEC supports an array of organizations whose mission
is to provide assistance, education, or training to people in need.
USEC primarily operates charitable giving programs to serve each
of its local communities in Maryland, Kentucky, Georgia, Ohio, and
Tennessee. These programs provide financial and volunteer support
to charitable, educational, cultural, community development, and
other organizations through these communities and beyond. Donations
are most often directed towards these causes:
||Education. Educational programs that enhance
the quality of education while providing students with exposure
to different experiences outside the classroom; initiatives
that improve the environment and infrastructure of a given institution;
and scholarship opportunities supporting further education in
the sciences or mathematics. |
||Social Services and Support Programs. Programs
that involve job development, training, and employment opportunities;
feed or house the needy; attempt to meet other basic needs of
the communities' less-fortunate residents; or support the elderly.
||Medical Research and Support for Those Affected
by Illness. Programs supporting medical research into various
afflictions or support for organizations that assist those affected
by illnesses. |
||Environmental Programs. Programs geared toward
improving the condition or raising awareness of environmental
issues affecting local communities and the world at large. |
||Culture. Programs that help sustain the operations
of art museums or performing arts organizations in neighborhood
communities or that enhance cultural diversity in the community.
Areas: Mid-Atlantic, Southeast, and Midwest.
To be eligible for a charitable contribution, an organization should
operate in one of USEC's communities or be consistent with the company's
business goals and values, including:
||Donations are not made to any organization that
discriminates on the basis of race, color, sex, marital status,
or handicap. |
||Donations are made directly to organizations
and programs. USEC does not support individuals, teams, or organizations
raising funds to benefit other organizations. |
||Donations are not made to any organizations that
support a particular political party or candidate.|
USEC uses the following criteria to evaluate requests for donations:
||The number of persons served by the organization
as compared to the amount of money requested for the contribution.
||The impact of the organization's mission, goals,
and objectives on critical issues facing USEC's local communities
first, and then society at large. |
||The active involvement of the organization's
governing body, and the continuity and efficiency of its administration.
||Whether the results of the requested contribution
can be measured or evaluated objectively.|
||The degree to which USEC volunteers are involved
in the organization. |
Amount: Award amounts vary.
Process: If your organization is interested in requesting a
donation, complete the appropriate donation request form and e-mail
it to USEC. For requests of $1,000 or less, organizations must
complete the short
form. For requests greater than $1,000, organizations must complete
All requests will be forwarded to the appropriate persons to review.
USEC does not acknowledge or reply to the requests it receives.
If USEC has questions about your request or if USEC selects your
organization for a donation, you will be contacted by a USEC representative.
For more information on USEC's corporate giving, contact:
6903 Rockledge Drive
Bethesda, MD 20817
Fax: (301) 564-3201