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Epson's Focused Giving Community Relations Program

Epson's Focused Giving community relations program is designed to reinforce the company's commitment to good corporate citizenship by responding to the communities in which it operates through funding noteworthy programs that benefit large and culturally diverse populations. The geographic regions in the United States to which Epson extends priority consideration are Los Angeles and Orange counties in California and Marion County in Indiana; in Canada, it is Toronto, Ontario.

Areas of Giving

Organizations that submit proposals must be well-established, well-managed and financially sound. Priority will be given to arts organizations, educational institutions, libraries, museums, social welfare organizations, and like facilities that seek to improve society through programming that is appropriate, relevant and valuable to the communities they serve and:

  • Provide supplementary academic and/or arts‑based enrichment experiences to develop and/or enhance skills and proficiency in leadership and/or creativity and/or the use of digital imaging technologies such as scanning, digital photography and/or digital printing
  • Enhance existing educational opportunities through complementary curricula to advance literacy, academic achievement and/or technology expertise
  • Offer opportunities for intellectual and artistic enrichment to broad and diverse segments of society through cultural activities, programs and/or services; or
  • Promote social welfare for the greater good of the community.

General Exclusions

Epson does not contribute to:

  • Political, labor or social organizations and/or programs;
  • Government agencies;
  • Foreign-based institutions or organizations; or
  • Individuals or organizations that do not qualify for 501(c)3 tax-exempt status (or T3010 in Canada).

Products Available for Donation

As a leading supplier of award‑winning digital imaging equipment, Epson is able to consider requests for the following products, including but not limited to:

  • Epson Consumer Inkjet Printers and Scanners
  • Epson Business Inkjet Printers and Scanners
  • Epson Pro Photo and Pro Imaging Printers
  • Epson Business Projectors
  • Epson Home Theater Projectors

 

Community Relations Committee

The Community Relations Committee manages the Focused Giving Program and meets on a quarterly basis to discuss and distribute donations for each organization.

How to Apply

Donation and/or sponsorship requests must be typewritten on the requesting organization's letterhead and submitted to:

Ellen Thornton
Community Relations
Epson America, Inc.
3840 Kilroy Airport Way
Long Beach, CA 90806

Click here to email Ellen

Organizations may submit only one proposal in a 12‑month time period; proposals are accepted via postal mail or email.

Proposal Evaluation and Response Process

Each organization's charter, target market, programs and financial standing are carefully screened and assessed on a quarterly basis. If your proposal is declined, a letter will be mailed to the applicant organization; if a proposal has been granted, entirely or partially, the applicant organization will be contacted by phone or email with the particulars. Each proposal packet must include the organization's:

  • Description, charter or mission statement;
  • Copy of a current Statement of Activities;
  • 501(c)3 tax‑exempt status or T3010 documentation;
  • List of Board members including a notation of either salary or volunteer status;
  • Examples of collaborative efforts with other groups;
  • Target population including size and demographics;
  • Explanation of how its constituency will benefit from the donation;
  • Specific donation request including product model name(s) and number of unit(s) and/or amount of cash;
  • Shipping address (No Post Office Boxes please), contact name, email address and telephone number.

Note: Organizations that have previously received a donation from Epson must also include a statement of how the donation was used by the organization and its impact on the communities it serves.

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