Subaru of America Foundation

When it makes a big impact, there’s no such thing as a small donation.

We established the Subaru of America Foundation in 1984 to support the communities where we live and work. Since then, more than $9 million
has been awarded through grants, scholarships and matching employee gifts. The programs are varied but primarily benefit children. Together,
we can all help to build the next generation of leaders.

Matching Gifts
Matching Gifts

We encourage employees to support causes and organizations that are important to them, and match their contributions on a 1:1 basis up to $2,000 per employee per fiscal year. All 501(c)(3) organizations are eligible excluding direct support of churches, religious, political and fraternal organizations.

Partnership Grants

See the environmental stewardship and youth-based learning programs we’ve supported in our community through our partnership grants.

Grant Recipients    Grant Recipients Forms  
     FY2015 Grant Recipients      Photo Release Form
     FY2014 Grant Recipients      Grant Evaluation Form

Grant FAQ

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:

  • Benefit youth through grade 12 and one or more of the program areas mentioned below.
  • 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.

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: Camden, NJ; Cherry Hill, NJ; Pennsauken, NJ; Southern NJ but mainly Camden and Burlington Counties, NJ
  • Eastern Region: Florence, NJ; Philadelphia, PA; Orlando, FL; Atlanta, GA; Washington, DC; Montgomery, Prince George’s, Frederick, Howard Counties in MD; Fairfax, Loudon, and 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

Eligibility and Limitations

  • 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
    • 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, sexual orientation, gender identify or gender expression.
  • 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.

Grant Process

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 are about $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.


Funding cycle Applications Due Grant Receipt
Spring funding cycle February 25 Late June / Early July 
Fall funding cycle August 25 Late December 

Apply for Grants

The grant application is now available by clicking here. The application works best in Internet Explorer, Safari and Firefox. Please note that only applications submitted via this link will be considered. 

Please note that the application will be unavailable after August 26, 2016 until early December 2016 to allow updates to the application.  Please do not start an application if you plan to apply after the August 25, 2016 deadline.   Please contact the SOA Foundation with any questions

Contact Information

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