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Grants and In-Kind Donations to USA and Canada Nonprofits to Address Social Justice Causes

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Funding Source
Sony Electronics
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Geographic Focus
Canada:Alberta;   British Columbia;   Manitoba;   New Brunswick;   Newfoundland and Labrador;   Northwest Territories;   Nova Scotia;   Nunavut;   Ontario;   Prince Edward Island;   Saskatchewan;   Yukon;

Important Dates
Deadline: 03/31/23 11:59 PM PT Receipt Save

Grant Description
Grants of $50,000 and in-kind donations valued at $50,000 to USA and Canada nonprofit organizations in eligible provinces to address social justice. The goal of the program is to promote service to underserved communities. Focus areas may include workforce development, academic enrichment, STEAM, and civic and/or community engagement. Eligible organizations are located within the 50 United States and D.C. (excluding the territories) or Canada (excluding Quebec).

CREATE ACTION grants are designed to make a long-lasting impact for local organizations and the communities they serve. Selected organizations will receive direct funding, Sony Electronics products and a custom-created promotional film, as well as many other opportunities for collaboration, partnership and marketing support.

The Organization shall collaborate with Sony’s photographer/videographer to create a video/photographs to promote the Organization, its Action Plan and the Grant Program on a timeline defined together with Sony. 

Action Plan Description:

A description of the Organization’s plan of action to address or contribute to social justice causes over the next twelve months (“Action Plan”). Social justice can mean service to underserved and under-represented communities associated with STEAM, academic enrichment, workforce development, community and/or civic engagement. The Action Plan can be the Organization’s plan, a new plan and/or an expansion of the Organization’s existing mission.


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Additional Eligibility Criteria
Open and offered only to non-profit organizations in the United States having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS and Provincially or Federally incorporated Non-Profit Organizations in Canada (excl Quebec), other than educational institutions, who have received no more than $500,000 USD in annual donations per year for 2020 and 2021, and are within the 50 United States and D.C. (excl territories) or Canada (excl Quebec) at time of entry and award (“Organization”).

Officers, directors, and employees (and members of their household and of their immediate families, i.e., parents, children, stepchildren, spouse, siblings, “step” of each and persons residing in the same household of such immediate family members) of Sony, its subsidiaries, affiliates, sales representatives, distributors, advertising/Grant/web design agencies and/or their affiliates, assigns or representatives; and all other persons or entities associated with the development, administration, Grant, execution of, or supply to this Grant Program (hereinafter referred to collectively as “Sony & Others”) are prohibited from entering or winning hereunder.

Pre-Application Information
All applications must be received no later than 11:59:59 PM PT on March 31, 2023. Sony will select a potential winner for each Monthly Period based on the judging criteria in Rule 6 from among all eligible applications received from the commencement of the Participation Period through the End Date of that respective Monthly Period.

This Grant Program consists of ten (10) monthly periods. For details, see the Official Rules link below.

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Additional Funding Information

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Number of Grants

Estimated Size of Grant
There will be one (1) Grant winner in each Monthly Period and each Grant winner will receive:

- $50,000 to use for the Grant winner’s Action Plan (payable in U.S. Dollars by check); and
- $50,000 worth of Sony Electronics products selected by Sony according to Grant winner’s Submission.

ARV of each Grant Award for each Monthly Period winner is: $100,000.

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