Thank you for your interest in the Vermeer Charitable Foundation. Before you complete the grant form,
please check the following guidelines. We're certain you can understand that many more requests
for funds are received than we are able to grant.
Over the years we have developed a philosophy of considering request by the following guidelines:
Grants are made to non-profit organizations (not individuals), primarily in the Pella area and other communities from which our employees commute. This would include organizations that have an association with our product lines - both industrial and agricultural.
The Vermeer family supports select causes from the Christian Reformed Church and the Reformed Church in America.
The Foundation does not offer grants for ongoing operational budgets - preferring to gift in the area of specific projects.
One proposal per year, per organization, will be eligible for consideration by the Directors.
No additional proposals should be submitted by an organization currently receiving funding from a multiple-year pledge. They will be eligible to submit a request again when the pledge is completed.
If you feel your organization would fit within the scope of our philosophy (as listed in the guidelines above), please send a letter or e-mail briefly describing your organization's request to the address below and asking for login information to access the actual grant form. For legal purposes, the Foundation must have documentation of an organization's exempt status; such as 501(c)3--on file.
The directors of the Vermeer Charitable Foundation meet three times a year for the purpose of reviewing and providing grants.
Important dates for 2013:
Foundation Directors' Meeting - January 8, 2013 (all grant application materials must be received by December 14, 2012)
Foundation Directors' Meeting - May 30, 2013 (all grant application materials must be received by May 14, 2013)
Foundation Directors' Meeting - September 25, 2013 (all grant application materials must be received by September 10, 2013)
If you prefer to print and complete the document it may be sent to:
Vermeer Charitable Foundation
Attn: Lois Vermeer
1210 Vermeer Road East
Pella, IA 50219