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INTRODUCTION

In 1990, the Company established the Mohawk Carpet Foundation as the organization's primary conduit for its philanthropic efforts. Since that time, the Foundation has provided grants to hundreds of non-profit organizations in communities where the Company operates manufacturing facilities and has grown to become one of the largest corporate foundations headquartered in Georgia.

COMMUNITY CONTRIBUTIONS

These efforts improve quality of life by supporting local amenities, ongoing programming and unique initiatives that foster long-term development. The Foundation also provides corporate gifts to United Way chapters that complement the generosity of the Company's employees. Together, employees and the Foundation donated over $1.7 million with United Way for 2017, highlighted by 50 percent employee participation.

PHILOSOPHY

The Foundation’s philanthropy is based on simple principles: partner with proven, ethical and reliable organizations that deliver results; focus on realistic efforts to solve key challenges; and seek feedback from the community to assess the impact of projects and services.

The Company prides itself on being a meaningful partner in the success of communities where it operates. Beyond monetary grants, the management team contributes expertise and leadership to help develop local communities, and thousands of employees volunteer their time and talents.

AREAS OF SUPPORT

  • Community Building
  • Sustainability
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Youth Development
  • Health and Wellness
  • Arts and Culture

GRANT CYCLES

Each autumn, the Foundation distributes grant applications to eligible non-profit organizations including past recipients and charities requesting support for the first time.

Applications are carefully reviewed and funding is aligned with the Foundation's yearly budget. Decisions on funding are shared with applicants before the end of the year, and grants are mailed the following year.

The grant program has become increasingly competitive as the number of organizations submitting applications has steadily risen. Due to budget restrictions, completing an application does not guarantee a grant.

ELIGIBILITY

The Foundation only considers applications from organizations located in or primarily serving communities where the Company operates its manufacturing facilities, as the Foundation's focus is on directly impacting local communities.

Only organizations designated as tax exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the IRS Code are eligible. To provide clarity for groups seeking information, a list of what the Foundation does not fund is below.

NOT ELIGIBLE FOR GRANTS

The Foundation does not fund the following:

  • Direct donations to individuals
  • Scholarships
  • Donations to public or private primary or secondary schools or school groups such as bands, sports teams or school clubs
  • Donations to houses of worship or organizations serving exclusively religious purposes
  • Donations as seed money for new non-profit organizations
  • Endowments
  • Government agencies or projects
  • Political campaigns and legislative lobbying efforts

To Contact the Foundation

To request an application, verify eligibility or make other inquiries, please send an e‑mail message to
mohawkind@mohawkind.com