Jewelers Mutual Charitable Giving Fund

Jewelers Mutual Charitable Giving Fund

Purpose

Through philanthropy, Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company aspires to achieve a lasting and positive impact on the Fox Valley and surrounding area. Jewelers Mutual strives to be a responsible corporate citizen and a valued employer by supporting critical needs of the community and its employees through financial gifts and support of volunteerism.

General guidelines

Jewelers Mutual believes it can make the biggest community impact by providing larger gifts to a smaller number of organizations.

  • While some smaller gifts ($250 or less) will continue to be awarded, priority will be given to those organizations we have consistently supported in the past, organizations in which a Jewelers Mutual employee has an active role, or most closely align with our giving guidelines.
  • Nonprofit, 501c3 organizations that serve residents of the Fox Valley, Oshkosh and Green Bay are eligible.
  • Gifts would typically be provided in support of programs addressing specific needs rather than through support of fundraising events. Through its employee matching gift program, Jewelers Mutual will support qualifying employee donations made in support of fundraising events or activities.
  • Gifts should impact a substantial number of people; on rare occasion, Jewelers Mutual will consider gifts to benefit a few if it makes a significant life difference.
  • Prefer to support national organizations through gifts to their local chapters.
  • No gifts to political organizations or causes.
  • Generally, the Fund will not support individual schools or churches/religious organizations, with the exception of affiliated programs or separate entities, providing those programs encourage participation from and benefit the public at large. Additionally, the program or cause must be a 501c3 to be considered.
  • Will support capital campaigns and/or capital improvements if they align with our giving guidelines. The JM Charitable Giving Fund can support up to three (3) capital campaigns totaling a combined maximum of $25,000 per year.
  • Typically will not award gifts to reimburse previously incurred expenses.

Priority areas for giving

Priority is given to organizations that address needs in the following areas:

  • Basic needs (food, shelter, clothing), as well as programs that reduce/eliminate the root causes of poverty (i.e.; literacy, affordable housing, job training).
  • Positive youth development and education.
  • Health and wellness, particularly diabetes, cancer, mental health, and affordable access for the disadvantaged.
  • The vitality of the Fox Valley and surrounding area, including gifts to libraries, police or fire departments, parks, the arts, and preservation of the local environment.

Jewelers Mutual recognizes that the needs of its community are ever-changing, and will periodically assess these priorities to ensure that they align with these community needs.

Where do I submit my request?

If you believe your needs meet the guidelines above, please complete a grant application through the Community Foundation of the Fox Valley.

If you have questions, contact Shelly Leadley, Community Foundation of the Fox Valley director of donor services, at 920-830-1290 or sleadley@cffoxvalley.org.

On a quarterly basis, the Jewelers Mutual Charitable Giving Committee will review all requests and award funds to organizations that meet the Company’s giving priorities. Organizations not awarded funds may re-apply in subsequent periods or with different identified needs.