Applications Invited for the Avery Dennison Foundation Grant

Organization: Avery Dennison Foundation (ADF)

Apply By: 30 Jun 2024

Grant Amount: 100000 USD

About the Organization

We are a global materials science and digital identification solutions company with locations in over 50 countries, and we employ approximately 35,000 employees worldwide.

We provide a wide range of branding and information solutions that optimize labor and supply chain efficiency, reduce waste, advance sustainability, circularity and transparency, and better connect brands and consumers. Our products and solutions include labeling and functional materials, radio frequency identification (RFID) inlays and tags, software applications that connect the physical and digital, and a variety of products and solutions that enhance branded packaging and carry or display information that improves the customer experience.

We lead in serving an array of industries worldwide — including home and personal care, apparel, general retail, e-commerce, logistics, food and grocery, pharmaceuticals and automotive.

About the Grant

The Avery Dennison Foundation (ADF) is a global funder that supports and builds partnerships with nonprofit/non-governmental organizations in communities across the globe, with an emphasis on geographies of high need.

We align our grantmaking with the UN SDGs. Within our pillars, nearly 90% of supported projects are based outside of the United States. The Foundation accepts grant requests year-round and makes funding decisions on a quarterly basis.

Grants typically range from $50,000-$100,000.

ADF gives to three impact areas: education access, environmental sustainability and secure livelihoods.

Impact Areas and Grant Criteria:

Education Access –

We support organizations addressing inequitable access to primary and secondary education among marginalized communities.

Reducing barriers and increasing enrollment of underserved individuals (in particular women and girls) in primary, secondary, post-secondary, and vocational programs.

Providing direct education or learning opportunities to populations who are traditionally underserved because of race, gender, socioeconomic status, disability or geography.

Environmental Sustainability –

We support efforts to improve environmental sustainability through climate resilience, mitigation and adaptation.

Educating community members about responsible care of the environment, for example, energy and water conservation, waste reduction, recycling, responsible forestry, sustainable packaging, product safety and resource conservation.

Increasing the ability of the community and ecosystem to adapt to and recover from the negative impacts of climate change.

Providing direct support for projects related to the environment (forests, water, air) that contribute to the social, environmental and economic well-being of communities.

Secure Livelihoods –

We support causes that increase access to economic opportunities for marginalized populations, such as workforce development, entrepreneurship programs, vocational training, and job readiness.

Improving the overall economic and financial stability of communities facing disparities due to gender, race, socioeconomic status, and disability.

Providing direct services to address female gender equality and equity and improving the quality of life for women in the workplace.

Reducing barriers to meaningful employment among marginalized communities.

How to Apply

The Foundation accepts grant requests year-round and makes funding decisions on a quarterly basis through the following process.

Create a profile and complete an Eligibility Form through our online application system.
Staff will review the Eligibility Form to ensure strategic alignment. This step helps ensure your valuable time is well spent before completing a full application. You will be notified of the decision via a system email.
If a full proposal is invited, you will gain access to the application in the online system.
Staff will review the application and follow up if any additional information is needed.
You will be notified through the online system of the final decision.
We respond to all submissions, regardless of grantmaking decisions.


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