Find Now Costco Grant 2022 For Nonprofits

Find Now Costco Grant

Costco Grant’s primary charitable efforts focus specifically on programs supporting children, education, and health and social services in the communities where we operate. Throughout the year, we receive a large number of inquiries from nonprofit organizations that strive to have a positive impact, and we are grateful to be able to provide support to a variety of organizations and causes.

Although we wish to respond favorably to all requests, it is understandable that the needs far exceed the resources allocated to us and that we are not able to meet them all. Warehouse donations are processed at the warehouse level – please check with your local warehouse for up-to-date information regarding their donation contacts and review process.

Costco Grant Application

If the request is under review, you may be contacted by staff for any additional information needed. Applications are reviewed within 4-6 weeks and decisions are made based on several factors.

Costco Grant

These factors including: type of program; identified community need that is not otherwise available; indication that evidence-based data will establish measurable outcomes of intended outcomes; community collaboration; broad base of financial support; project budget and operating expenses.

Eligibility:

To request Costco grant support, organizations must meet the following general requirements:

  • Must be a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
  • Focus on supporting children, education and/or health and social services.
  • Monetary requests only.

Ineligibility:

  • As a general rule, Costco does not award funds greater than 10% of the total program budget.
  • We generally consider no more than one grant application per fiscal year (September to August) for each organization.
  • We do not fund direct assistance to the following people:

1. Individuals (crowdfunding, GoFundMe pages, etc.)
2. Fundraising campaigns, construction or equipment projects
3. Transport and travel expenses
4. Political organizations
5. Religious organizations for religious purposes
6. Staff salaries or training
7. Government agencies
8. Loans or investments
9. Research studies
10. Sports teams, events, booster clubs or sponsorships
11. Animal-related programs, including shelters
12. Merchandise for fundraisers and auctions
13. Symposiums, conferences, congresses, meetings of professional associations
14. Individual primary and secondary schools, PTOs and PTAs
15. Merchandise promotions, partnerships or advertising
16. General awareness/advocacy campaigns
17. Development or production of books, films, videos, TV shows, social media or websites
18. Parties, celebrations, parades, festivals and raffles
19. Deficit financing
20. Awards, monuments and/or memorials

Applying For Costco Grant

How Do I Request A Costco Grant?

The first step is to determine if your organization meets Costco Wholesale’s charitable contribution guidelines (see eligibility). Once you have read all of our stated guidelines as well as our frequently asked questions and believe that your organization falls within these parameters, you are encouraged to review our donation options to determine the appropriate level for your organization’s request.

Help From Costco Grant
Help From Costco Grant

What If My Request Is Urgent?

For planned fundraising events or programs with specific dates and timelines – at least 3 months lead time, prior to your program or event, will allow us to consider your request in a timely manner.

What Donation Level Should I Choose?

Depending on the size and scope of your organization/program, please review our two donation options below to determine the appropriate level for your request:

  • Warehouse donations are for local organizations/local causes
  • Grant applications are intended for larger, broad-based organizations/causes

What Is Costco Wholesale’s Review Process?

Once a donation request has been submitted, it is initially determined if the organization falls within Costco Wholesale’s charitable guidelines. For eligible submissions, review times vary depending on the level of application chosen:

  • Warehouse Donations:
    Warehouse donations are processed at the warehouse level – please check with your local warehouse for up-to-date information regarding their donation contacts and review process.
  • Grant Applications
    If the request is under review, you may be contacted by staff for any additional information needed. Applications are reviewed within 4-6 weeks and decisions are made based on several factors including: type of program; identified community need that is not otherwise available; indication that evidence-based data will establish measurable outcomes of intended outcomes; community collaboration; broad base of financial support; project budget and operating expenses.

How Will I Be Contacted Regarding The Status Of My Application?

Your organization will receive a postcard, letter, phone call or email, usually within 4-6 weeks of submitting your request. Please ensure that the correct contact details are on your application.

Costco Money Grant
Costco Money Grant

How Do I Check The Status Of My Application?

Please review the information regarding the “Costco Wholesale Review Process” first and ensure that the correct contact information is on your application. If your organization has not heard from Costco within 6 weeks of your submission, see our “Contact Information” section below for details.

General FAQs

Is There A Dollar Limit For Approved Costco Grants?

Typical grant sizes vary, but organizations should not submit proposals for more than 10% of their overall program budget. For new applicants, we advise submitting conservative applications.

Can My Organization Submit More Than One Donation Request Per Year?

We generally consider no more than one donation request per fiscal year (September to August) for each organization. Please review our donation options to determine the most appropriate level for your organization’s request and submit accordingly.

Can We Recognize Our Costco Grant Sponsored Donation?

Because Costco Wholesale does not seek recognition for our contributions to our communities, we ask for your cooperation as a partner with us prior to any public statement, printed or otherwise, acknowledging our contribution. We ask that any organization contact us with any questions regarding the proposed Costco recognition.