Deadline to submit funding requests:
December 9, 2015
February 1, 2016
May 12, 2016
August 4, 2016
September 15, 2016
Erie Insurance considers charitable contributions to:
- Nonprofit, tax exempt organizations under Section 501(c)3 of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code.
- Accredited educational institutions.
Guidelines for contributions and funding:
- Erie Insurance will accept one request annually from any qualified organization.
- National organizations will be funded at the local level.
- Requests should support one of our community areas of focus: Safety, Community Building and Environmental Responsibility.
- Requests will be directed to the ERIE office closest to the requesting organization.
- Non-profit 501(c)3 organizations requesting funds should be located in the areas served by Erie Insurance.
Erie Insurance does not fund:
- Churches and religious organizations. Note that programs affiliated with faith-based organizations are eligible for funding as long as the programming serves the whole community, regardless of religious affiliation. (Examples include food banks and shelter services.)
- Elementary, middle and high schools.
- Political and labor organizations.
- National organizations (local chapters of national organizations may be considered when funding is expected to support the local community).
- Any organization or project that does not align with ERIE’s commitment to diversity and inclusion. ERIE’s commitment to diversity and inclusion is reflected in our corporate values to live by the Golden Rule: to treat others as we want to be treated. ERIE seeks to sustain this commitment through our mission to recognize, respect and value the diversity of all individuals, in all segments of the communities where we work, live and do business.
- Trusts or similar organizations, including Charitable Remainder Trusts, Donor Advised Funds, Private or Family Foundations, or Family Trusts.
- Donations that provide a direct benefit to the donor, the donor’s family or any other specified individual, including:
- Tuition payments, student fees, book fees or subscriptions;
- Donations to scholarship funds where the scholarship recipient is designated by the donor;
- Donations that in themselves or in combination with Erie Insurance Group’s matching gift lead to the donor’s receiving benefits of more than nominal value, such as receipt of athletic spectator tickets or the option to purchase such tickets;
- Membership dues for alumni groups, social groups or athletic or other clubs;
- Church-related pledges, tithes or financial commitments
Priority will be given to organizations that demonstrate commitment to their communities by ensuring their governing bodies include representatives from within the communities they serve.
Contact the Giving Network: