STI's philanthropic resources are allocated to specific projects and programs that fit within our targeted areas of interest. The majority of grants are initiated by STI, and do not stem from unsolicited proposals.
While not encouraged, unsolicited proposals are reviewed on an ongoing basis. If your organization chooses to submit an unsolicited proposal, please note the following guidelines and address the requirements outlined below.
STI only considers requests submitted by organizations which have a tax-exempt classification under Sections 170(c) or 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code. Priority is assigned to requests involving STI technology or the volunteer efforts of our employees. In making a grant decision, we also consider what other types of STI support an organization may already be receiving.
STI does not make donations or grants from corporate philanthropic funds to:
Nonprofit organizations or educational institutions wishing to submit unsolicited proposals to STI should make an initial inquiry in the form of a two-page letter. Important, any other form of communication (e.g. phone calls or e-mails) will be cause for immediate rejection of any application. In the event that the proposal is of interest to STI, additional information will be requested. Videotapes and other supplemental materials are strongly discouraged at this initial stage. The letter should include the following information:
Applications should be directed as follows:
President's Office of Philanthopic Affairs
STI: PopStats Research Conference
ICSC RECon 2017