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Guidelines Criteria
Selection and Approval Criteria
All recipient organizations must be not-for-profit, charitable and have a 501(c) (3) certification as defined by the Internal Revenue Service. Contributions are made in the form of cash, company products, facility usage, and/or employee volunteers.
  • Must be 501 (c)(3) not for profit charitable organization as defined by the Internal Revenue Service
  • Should have clear, concise and measurable results
  • Should have 3 year growth plan to leverage funding, employee volunteerism and have an impact on recipients
  • Program/ project focus area should be in the NY/NJ/CT/PA region (HQ) or in local region of business unit (Hawaii) or HQ unit (DC/ Call Center)
  • Funds cannot be used to support individuals
  • Funds cannot be used to support programs, organizations that discriminate based on race, religion, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender, national origin or physical or mental disabilities.
  • Funds cannot be used to support profit making entities
  • Funds cannot be used for the purpose of business development (i.e. marketing / Sales Promotion)
  • Funds cannot be used for political campaigns or organizations
  • Funds cannot be used for salaries of staff/teachers, etc.
  • Funds cannot be used for travel fees for school groups, visiting dignitaries, etc.
  • Funds cannot be used for religious organizations/programs (unless non-secular)
  • Funds cannot be used for the purchase of equipment from competitors if manufactured by a Panasonic in the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico or Mexico
  • Funds cannot be used for organizations and/or activities outside of the US, Canada and Puerto Rico
  • Funds cannot be used for sports related fundraisers
  • Funds cannot be used for random requests for donations of product (tricky tray, silent auction, etc.)
  • Funds cannot be used for construction and/or renovation of physical facilities
 
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