Grant Eligibility & Application Procedure

Tax Status

The OMNOVA Solutions Foundation supports non-profit, tax-exempt organizations, established for public use, which hold an active 501(c)(3) status under the Internal Revenue Service Code.

Geographic Interest

While 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. These communities are listed on the Contact Us page of this site.

Community Involvement

Funding preference is given to community projects that involve OMNOVA Solutions employees and requests that are recommended by the Foundation coordinators at OMNOVA facilities.

Project Support

While some unrestricted funding is provided, the Foundation prefers to fund specific projects.

Management and Measurement

The Foundation funds organizations that demonstrate competency and effectiveness. Organizations seeking and receiving funds from the Foundation must provide information on how projects will be evaluated and measured and report on the progress of those projects.

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How to Apply

Your grant request should include the following:

    A description of your organization including its legal name, activities, history and its purpose

    Budget information, including an annual report or financial statement that lists your organization's sources of financial support

    A copy of the current 501(c)(3) non-profit, tax-exempt Internal Revenue

    Service determination letter

    A list of names and business or professional affiliations of your organization's officers and Board of Directors

    A statement of the proposed project, which addresses:

      The purpose of the project

      The short-term and long-term objectives

      Project-specific budget information

      The estimated time required for project completion

      Information on how the project will be evaluated and measured

      A list of any OMNOVA employees who currently volunteer with your organization

      A description of how OMNOVA Solutions Foundation support will be recognized

Proposals funded in one year are not assured of future funding. If renewed funding is desired, your organization should submit additional requests. All grant requests should be brief, concise and submitted in writing. Telephone solicitations will not be considered.

Grant requests and funding decisions are reviewed and evaluated by the Trustees of the OMNOVA Solutions Foundation. Please allow four to six weeks for a response.

Mail your grant request to:

    The OMNOVA Solutions Foundation

    25435 Harvard Road

    Beachwood, OH 44122-6201

    Call (216) 682-7067 or contact us for additional information.

2015 OMNOVA Foundation Annual Report

See the 2015 Foundation Annual report for highlights of the year's recipients, a breakdown of fund distribution and who was recognized by our 2015 Employee Community Leadership Awards.