Guidelines & Procedures

Eligibility & Limitations

The VF Foundation will consider relevant applications submitted by organizations that are based in or operating from the communities where VF Corporation and our family of brands are located.

Qualifying organizations must be recognized as tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Federal Tax Code. The VF Foundation cannot provide grants to individuals.

A majority of grants are one year in duration, but the Foundation is willing to consider multi-year commitments up to three years for Education and Workforce Development.

Areas of Interest

The VF Foundation supports organizations working in the following areas:

  • Conservation
  • Stewardship / Sustainability
  • Education
  • Workforce Development / Evolution of the Trades
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusivity at the organizational and community level

Grant Timelines

The VF Foundation makes decisions on grant requests twice a year according to the following schedule:

Cycle 1Cycle 2
Submission
Deadline
March 31September 30
Decisions
Made By
April 30October 31
Funding
Made By
May 31November 30

Cycle 2 2019 decisions and funding will occur at the end of November due to the VF office move to Denver.

Apply Online

If you believe your organization’s activities fit well with the goals and interests of the Foundation, you are invited to complete our online application.

Apply Online

Please note that the Foundation only accepts applications through our online application and will not consider any applications delivered to our offices or sent via email.

Please contact Foundation Source, our administrator, at (800) 839-5316, or requests@foundationsource.com, with any technical questions regarding the online application process.

If you have questions about the application and decision-making process, please contact us.