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Eligibility and Limitations

Eligibility Assessment

Please take a moment to assess the eligibility of your organization to apply for a grant from the Subaru of America Foundation and access the application form. Successfully completing the questions and form does not guarantee receipt of a grant.

Have you read the Subaru of America Foundation eligibility guidelines?

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    Please review our eligibility guidelines to determine if your organization qualifies for grant consideration.
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Eligibility and Limitations

Eligibility Assessment

Please take a moment to assess the eligibility of your organization to apply for a grant from the Subaru of America Foundation and access the application form. Successfully completing the questions and form does not guarantee receipt of a grant.

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Are you requesting a vehicle donation?

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    We're sorry, you are not eligible for a grant as the Subaru of America Foundation does not consider vehicle donations.
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Eligibility and Limitations

Eligibility Assessment

Please take a moment to assess the eligibility of your organization to apply for a grant from the Subaru of America Foundation and access the application form. Successfully completing the questions and form does not guarantee receipt of a grant.

Are you a 501(c)3 non-profit organization?

  • Yes

  • No

    The Subaru of America Foundation only considers support of non-profit organizations with IRS 501(c)3 status.
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Eligibility and Limitations

Eligibility Assessment

Please take a moment to assess the eligibility of your organization to apply for a grant from the Subaru of America Foundation and access the application form. Successfully completing the questions and form does not guarantee receipt of a grant.

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Are you requesting corporate sponsorship for an event?

  • Yes

    We're sorry, you are not eligible for a grant as the Subaru of America Foundation does not provide event support.
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Eligibility and Limitations

Eligibility Assessment

Please take a moment to assess the eligibility of your organization to apply for a grant from the Subaru of America Foundation and access the application form. Successfully completing the questions and form does not guarantee receipt of a grant.

The Subaru of America Foundation supports programs benefiting the communities where it maintains offices. Does your project benefit one of the following communities:

Corporate Headquarters: Southern NJ (mainly Camden and Burlington counties); Philadelphia, PA

Eastern Region: Westhampton, NJ; Orlando, FL; Atlanta, GA; Washington, DC; Montgomery, Prince Georges, Frederick, Howard Counties in MD; Fairfax, Loudon, & Prince William Counties in VA

Central Region: Itasca, IL; Chicago, IL; Minneapolis, MN; Columbus, OH; Dallas, TX

Western Region: Denver, CO; Phoenix, AZ; San Diego, CA; Los Angeles, CA; San Francisco, CA; Portland, OR; Seattle, WA

  • Yes

  • No

    We’re sorry, you are not eligible for consideration as your program does not meet the Subaru of America Foundation’s geographic focus.
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Eligibility and Limitations

Eligibility Assessment

Please take a moment to assess the eligibility of your organization to apply for a grant from the Subaru of America Foundation and access the application form. Successfully completing the questions and form does not guarantee receipt of a grant.

Great. Last question.
Does your program address (a) academic and educational experiences and the needs of youth, or (b) environmental programs for youth?

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Partnership Grants

About Grants and Recipients

We are targeted in our approach to community investments and focus mainly on youth-based environmental programs as well as those that enhance the academic learning experience.

We seek partnerships that:

  • Engage youth and encourage their active participation in the learning experience, including (but not limited to) professional development for educators, programs that enhance math and science education, and literacy improvement and education.
  • Promote environmental stewardship and education for youth, including (but not limited to) school gardens and science exploration as it pertains to the environment.
  • Benefit youth through grade 12.

The Subaru of America Foundation board, at its sole discretion, may also fund programs that address the basic needs of local residents. Proposals will not be accepted for basic needs grants at the present time, but will be awarded at the discretion of the board.

Subaru of America Foundation directs its energies to local interests - those organizations surrounding our corporate (where primary consideration is given) and regional offices. Our board may decide to support programs in other locations, but such grants will be board-directed. Only proposals serving the geographic locations listed will be considered.

  • Corporate Headquarters: Southern NJ (mainly Camden and Burlington counties); Philadelphia, PA
  • Eastern Region: Westhampton, NJ; Orlando, FL; Atlanta, GA; Washington, DC; Montgomery, Prince Georges, Frederick, Howard Counties in MD; Fairfax, Loudon, & Prince William Counties in VA
  • Central Region: Itasca, IL; Chicago, IL; Minneapolis, MN; Columbus, OH; Dallas, TX
  • Western Region: Denver, CO; Phoenix, AZ; San Diego, CA; Los Angeles, CA; San Francisco, CA; Portland, OR; Seattle, WA

Apply for Grants

It is our aim to partner with organizations that best support the mission and practice the values of Subaru. Before contacting our Foundation Manager, please review the Eligibility and Limitations, Grant Process and complete the Grant Questionnaire in the tabs below.

  • Organizations must be tax exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

  • Organizations, which the Trustees prefer not to fund include, but may not be limited to:

    • Individuals
    • Veterans, fraternal and labor organizations
    • Government agencies
    • Direct support of churches, religious or sectarian groups
    • Schools including individual public, private and charter schools and school districts
    • Social, membership or other groups that serve the special interests of their constituency
    • Advertising
    • Sponsorships of special events, purchase of tables and athletic campaigns
    • Capital campaigns
    • Political organizations, campaigns or candidates running for public office
    • Organizations and programs that benefit individuals outside the United States
    • Organizations which, in policy or practice, discriminate against a person or group on the basis of age, political affiliation, race, national origin, ethnicity, gender, religious belief, disability or sexual orientation
  • Vehicle donations will not be considered.

  • As a general rule, national programs are not eligible. However, Subaru of America Foundation many consider small grants to national organizations that impact Subaru of America Foundation goals. These decisions will be at the sole discretion of the Foundation Manager and Board of Trustees.


Organizations meeting our eligibility requirements are encouraged to complete our application and submit it in accordance with the timetable below.

Please read this section thoroughly as the submission process has changed.

All requests will be reviewed and considered by our contributions committee. This is a competitive process and submission of a proposal does not guarantee receipt of a grant. Please note:

  • Average grants range to a maximum of $5,000 in regional locations. Grants in the corporate headquarters location may be higher.

  • Only one funding request per organization will be considered in a 12-month period.

  • Organizations who have received three consecutive grants must take a one-year break in requesting funding.

  • The grant application and all required supporting documentation must be submitted at the same time as one package. Grant applications with missing information or documentation will not be considered.

  • In keeping with Subaru’s environmental philosophy, E-mail applications are strongly encouraged and preferred. The application along with all attachments should not be larger than 8MB and submitted to foundation@subaru.com. Please send ONE email with all the attachments.

Funding cycle Applications Due Decision
Spring funding cycle February 15th June
Fall funding cycle August 15th December
Step 1

Complete the Grant Questionnaire to access the downloadable doc version of the Foundation Application.


Step 2

  • The application and all supporting documents should be emailed to foundation@subaru.com.
    Proposals that do not contain all required documents or is not received by the stated deadlines will not be considered.

  • Contact information:

Sandy Capell
Foundation Manager
Subaru of America Foundation, Inc.

P: 856.488.5099 | foundation@subaru.com

Questions? Contact Us.

Foundation Manager
Subaru of America Foundation, Inc.
PO Box 6000
Cherry Hill, NJ 08034-6000
foundation@subaru.com