What kind of organizations do you support?
If you are applying for a grant, we have narrowed the applications we consider to 501c(3) organizations that focus on health, hunger relief, education, veteran services and the wellbeing of children and their families. Our corporate donations process includes 501c organizations that support local community events in areas where we have a store. Unfortunately, we are not able to support fundraising for individuals, trips, beauty pageants or other events outside of our focus areas. If you have a question about your eligibility, please email [email protected]
Which application should my organization use to apply for support?
A questionnaire following the login/account creation process should help you understand which application is the best fit for your organizations and BGC. Our Corporate Donation Application is used to evaluate whether our corporate office can provide the best means for supporting an organization that serves a community we serve. Chambers of Commerce, local civic and service organizations may apply for a donation using this form. In general, this application uses the information you provide to best support community events and local organizations around our market areas. Our Grant Application may be the best fit if you are a 501(c)3 organization with a mission supporting:
- Child & Family Wellbeing
- Hunger Relief
- Veteran Services
Grants Applications are accepted year round but funding is awarded in the spring and summer with amounts ranging from $500-$5,000.
What are the timeline requirements to submit my application?
Corporate Donation Application requests less than $2,500 are evaluated monthly, but may take longer for approval. Please submit your request at least six weeks prior to your event or media deadlines. Your organization can expect to hear from the Donations Committee during the month following your submission date. (ex. If your application is submitted July 6th or July 29th, both should receive an answer by August 31st.) Corporate Donation Applications containing a request greater than $2,500 will be evaluated by our committee quarterly. Use this timetable for submitting your application:
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Grant Applications are accepted year-round and may receive an answer as early as six weeks after submission or as late as nine months after submission depending on the funding available and the amount requested. Grants are typically awarded each year in the spring and summer. Gift Card donations from our local stores may take up to a week to process.
Can my organization receive both a corporate donation and a grant from the Benefit Golf Tournament?
No. We ask that you complete the application you feel is the best fit for your organization as the Brookshire Grocery Company committee will only be considering either your Corporate Donation Request or your Grant Application. A questionnaire at the beginning of each application should help you understand which application is the best for your organization.
Can I mail or email my application?
Because of the large number of requests we receive, we require all request to be submitted through our Grant Application or our Corporate Donations Application. Mail or email submissions will not be considered unless they are submitted online. If you are requesting a gift card from your local store, you must submit your request on letterhead and include your tax identification number with your request.
I have a question, who can I contact?
All questions about the status of your application or the process for applying for funding can be directed to [email protected].
May my organization solicit at one of your local stores?
We approve an extremely limited amount of organizations to solicit at each of our stores. You must apply to be on our approved list by contacting your local store director. Please allow enough time for our store to communicate with the corporate office regarding your solicitation request before receiving an answer. Many stores have no approved solicitors at their location.
Do I have to complete my application process in one sitting?
No. Once you create a username and password for one of our applications, you will be able to log in and access your in-process application and check your application status.
How will I be notified if my application is approved?
You will receive an email regarding the approval or decline of your application. It will be sent to the address listed on your application. If further information is required to process your request, you may receive a phone call or email prior to the committee’s decision.
How can I view the status of my application?
You may log in using the username and password that you created. If you still have questions, you can contact [email protected]. We will not be able to retrieve your login information but encourage you to use the “Forgot Your Password?” prompt.
Why did the local store direct me to apply online?
Our local stores are equipped to help organizations in their area by donating gift cards. They may have recommended you apply for a corporate donation or a grant based on the amount of support you are requesting or because your organization reaches a larger market area than their local store.
If I have received a donation from a local store in the past, can I still go directly to the store for a donation?
You may, but they will notify you if our change in policy has effected your eligibility and can direct you to the correct avenue to apply for support if they are unable to help.
How often may my organization receive help?
Our committee will consider one Grant Application or one Corporate Donation Application annually. If you received a gift card from one of our local stores, you may still apply for either a grant or corporate donation.
My organization has a 501c tax exempt number other than (3) is it eligible?
There may be other factors considered in determining your eligibility and whether you are a good fit for one of our Giving Back programs, but in general, you may only apply for funding from our Corporate Donations program if your tax exemption status is not 501c(3)
What if I still have questions?
We are happy to help. Contact [email protected].