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
     FY2016 Grant Recipients
     Grant Evaluation Form
     FY2017 Grant Recipients

Grant FAQ

About Grants and Recipients

The Subaru of America Foundation board is reassessing the giving priorities effective in 2017.  New guidelines are expected to be posted by the end of January 2017.  Please note that our geographic funding focus will remain primarily unchanged.

  • 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 TBD TBD 
Fall funding cycle TBD TBD

Apply for Grants

Please note that the application will be unavailable until January 2017 to allow updates to the funding priorities and application.  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