The Sonoco Foundation supports selected activities in the form of one-time or, on occasion, multiyear grants, primarily in communities where the company has operations.
A request asking the Sonoco Foundation to consider a portion of the support for a project will generally receive greater priority than one asking the Foundation to be a single funding source. This policy encourages the grantee to seek a wide base of financial support.
Requests should be for specific projects. The Sonoco Foundation prefers not to fund unrestricted general operating expenses.
Organizations determined as charitable under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, public entities or other charitable, educational or cultural organizations may submit proposals.