Charitable Giving

Community Sponsorships and Grants

We are committed to supporting the communities in which we farm and work. We believe that supporting the events and activities of community and conservation organizations contributes to the quality of life in our communities and enhances the environment.  In addition to sponsorships, we also award grants.

Taylor Shellfish considers community sponsorship requests from nonprofit organizations for support of their events, fundraisers, and festivals. Support is generally provided as gift cards, which can be used as auction items.

Community grants are generally cash awards for programs that address youth education, engagement, and community service in areas in which the company has operations.

Sponsorship Focus & Eligibility

Sponsorships are considered for events and fundraisers of nonprofit organizations that include:

  • Environmental and conservation organizations in Washington State, favoring those that are connected to water quality, the marine environment, and stewardship.
  • Events that bring attention to the marine environment within our operating communities or that support youth education, especially efforts that increase a connection to nature and the marine environment
  • Events that improve the overall quality of life in our communities, increase community pride or promote economic success within the communities in which we operate.

What We Do Not Sponsor

  • Individuals
  • Religious organizations for a religious purpose
  • Political campaigns, lobbying
  • Events and activities not related to company sponsorship focus
  • Athletic programs, sports teams
  • For-profit businesses
  • Film and video projects

Grant Focus Criteria & Eligibility

Youth Education & Engagement

Science-based programs, favoring efforts targeting biology, nature and the marine environment.

Youth programs encouraging outdoor exploration, with an appreciation of nature and favoring marine and shoreline locations as the favored focus.

Community Service

Hands-on volunteer efforts to support community quality of life, favoring but not limited to, shoreline and beach restoration and public access and facility enhancement at marine locations.

  • Must be a 501-(c)-3 nonprofit and fully complete the required application information
  • Must be located in a community in which Taylor Shellfish has operating facilities.
  • Must have clearly stated program goals, an action plan, and success outcomes, and be aligned to the company’s giving focus
  • Must include a general program budget and show specifically how Taylor Shellfish Farms’ funding will be used
  • Must show outcome goals that demonstrate project impact, such as:
  • Number of people engaged
  • Population(s) served
  • Expected impact of program on individuals or groups
  • Tangible improvement to local community environment, such as the amount of trash removed, seedlings planted, etc.
  • Number of volunteers (if applicable)
  • Collaboration with other community partners or engagement with Taylor Shellfish Farm’s community outreach programs (if applicable)

Not eligible for consideration:

  • Fundraising events (Please consider reviewing a Taylor Shellfish Farms Community Sponsorships)
  • Individuals
  • Endowments
  • Capital projects or campaigns; land acquisitions
  • Conferences, research and book/video projects
  • Religious organizations for a religious purpose
  • Political campaigns, lobbying
  • Scholarship programs
  • Team sponsorships/entry fees
  • Multi-year grant commitments
  • General operating expenses/salaries
  • Travel costs/expenses

Community Sponsorship or Grant Application

Applications are reviewed as received and decisions are made within four weeks of receiving. Requests for events that occur in less than four weeks may not be reviewed. Please fill out the following information and please be concise with your answers.

Sponsorship decisions will be made based on available funding resources; the quality, reach and expected event attendees; company alignment to the supported cause; and the company’s interest in supporting a diversity of events, communities, and organizations

Grant review is competitive. Evaluations will be made based on the strength of the proposal, available funding resources and the company’s interests in funding a diversity of approaches, communities, and organizations.

Please review the giving criteria and eligibility requirements before submitting an application.  Please fully complete the application form.

If you would like to apply for a Sponsorship or Grant, please follow this link.