Who’s Eligible?

The Office Depot Foundation grant cycle is now closed. 

The Office Depot Foundation has been reviewing its grant making policies and procedures in a continued effort to best fulfill the Foundation’s mission. As a result, the Foundation is temporarily suspending its grant making process until further notice.

Thank you for your interest in applying for a grant from the Office Depot Foundation. We know that your time and your resources are very valuable. We are pleased to provide this information about our eligibility requirements and grant making guidelines to help you determine if you qualify to apply for funding from the Office Depot Foundation.

The Office Depot Foundation will consider only organizations that can provide proof of qualifying nonprofit status, including a tax-exempt determination letter from the Internal Revenue Service or proof of the organization’s charitable purpose. If you are a 501(c)(3) organization, school or library, you may be eligible for a cash donation from the Office Depot Foundation.

Due to the large volume of requests, the Office Depot Foundation is unable to fund every proposal. Unsolicited requests and proposals not aligned with the focus or mission will not receive funding.

Organizations that have received a grant from the Office Depot Foundation and that have not completed all reporting or evaluation requirements requested by the Foundation are ineligible to apply for new funds. Organizations are eligible to receive funding one time during each calendar year.

Please review the information on our Grant Making Guidelines page for guidance in determining if your request fits within our funding priorities and complete the Eligibility Survey on the How to Apply page to confirm if your organization qualifies to apply for a grant.

Office Depot makes a limited number of grants to organizations that serve national constituencies, and also funds organizations serving local communities. The eligibility requirements, funding guidelines and application process outlined on these pages are intended only for local organizations.

If your organization has a national constituency and would like to explore possible funding from the Office Depot Foundation, please complete this form.


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