Charitable Gifts and Sponsorships
Baker Boyer receives requests for support from hundreds of organizations each year, and we are proud to support many of them. Our emphasis is to support organizations and programs that strengthen the communities we serve: Walla Walla, Milton-Freewater, Tri-Cities, and Yakima. We provide three types of support:
- Charitable Gifts: Given to qualifying 501(c)(3) organizations. Requests for general support and program-specific funding will be considered. We are increasing our emphasis on this type of community support.
- Sponsorships: For sponsorships, we want to understand how much of the request will go to the intended beneficiary, how much is allocated to benefits such as tickets or tables, and what specific marketing or promotional activities will be provided. Generally, we are decreasing our emphasis on sponsorships in preference to direct charitable gifts, as part of our strategy to deliver the greatest direct benefit to the communities we serve.
- Gift Baskets: we will consider requests to create or fund gift baskets to be used as incentives or auctions to generate financial support for local nonprofits. Please indicate the audience and target dollar amount when requesting a gift basket.
Please review our Community Support Funding Application for additional details.
How to apply for funding
Please fully complete our Community Support Funding Application. We can make the best decisions with complete information. Priority is given to organizations in which a Baker Boyer employee is actively involved (be sure to note this on your application), as well as requests which clearly support low- and moderate-income (LMI) neighborhoods, as specified by the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA). Please note that form letters and generic sponsorship descriptions do not typically provide enough information for our funding committee to make a decision. We generally review funding applications once a month. Incomplete applications will not be evaluated.