From its beginnings, Xerox has helped shape the idea of corporate social responsibility. Our efforts reflect our belief that a successful corporation must be an active participant in society. The Xerox Foundation is the hand that gives something back to the communities from which we draw our employees, our customers, and our freedom to conduct business.
Through our many programs, our people have given back to the communities in which they work and live for decades. We encourage employee involvement primarily through the following programs:
Xerox Community Involvement Program: XCIP provides the means to channel funds to local teams of employees to select and work on specific community projects that they identify in their communities.
Board membership: Many Xerox people, including our most senior leaders, offer their expertise and experience to the boards of national and international non-profit organizations.
United Way: Each year Xerox employees are educated on the benefits of the United Way programs and services. Xerox people can then choose to give, volunteer or advocate for the many organizations their United Way supports.
The Xerox Science Consultant Program: The Xerox Science Consultant program enjoys a rich history of 45 years duration. Active in Monroe County, NY and Wilsonville, OR, the goal of the program is to improve student attitudes towards science, make it fun, interesting and accessible. Xerox Science Consultants deliver hands-on science lessons to students in grades 4-6 that "make science cool."
FIRST Robotics and LEGO League: Xerox's partnership with FIRST (For the Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) brings together students and Xerox scientists to build a programmed, fully functional robot — from a box of parts or bag of Legos®. The partnership has helped thousands of students channel their curiosity through a challenging and fun-filled program that shows "real-life" science and engineering concepts at work.
Additionally, Xerox contributed $13.5 million in 2012 in these focus areas:
Policies and Guidelines
At Xerox, we believe that a corporation today has institutional responsibilities that go beyond its primary economic role. If you would like to submit a grant request to the Xerox Foundation, please review and follow the guidelines below. Please note that only those organizations receiving an investment from Xerox will be contacted.
Guidelines for Applying
No specific application form is used. Requests for grants/funding should be submitted in the form of a letter describing the project or program. The request should contain the legal name of the organization, the official contact person, tax- exempt status, a brief description of activities and programs, the purpose for which the grant is being requested, the benefits expected, plans for evaluation, projected budget and the expected sources and amount of needed funds. A copy of the latest annual financial statement should be included.
Grants are made only to organizations that have been granted exemption from Federal Income Tax under Section 501 (c)(3) and ruled to be publicly supported under Section 509(a) of the Internal Revenue Code.
Grant application reviews take place monthly and the Board of Trustees meet several times a year.
Large grants may be approved for more than one year (multi-year grants).
All organizations that have previously received support on an annual basis from the Foundation, must re-submit a request each year to be evaluated for continued support.
Internal policies, a limited annual budget and/or application of Federal law require the Xerox Foundation to decline requests to support:
Capital grants (must be approved by the Board of Trustees)
Endowments or Endowed Chairs
Political organizations or candidates
Religious or sectarian groups
Municipal, County, State, Federal or quasi-government agencies
Send all proposals and requests to:
Mark J. Conlin
45 Glover Avenue/P.O. Box 4505 Norwalk, CT 06856-4505